I work in a technical role at a software company, but I don’t write a single line of code

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I am one of three women on a 14-person development team at a software company that builds sophisticated products that help organizations build better software faster.

I’ve only written only a few lines of simple code (ever). I don’t have a degree in computer science or software engineering. But my role is key to delivering software products.
So, if I don’t code, but I do work with developers, what is my role?

I’m a product manager. That means it’s my job to understand what end users need and expect from software products, then turn those needs into concrete features that a development team can create. If this sounds technical, it is.

Because much of the effort around increasing female representation in technology focuses on coding, I’d like to introduce you to other avenues where women can excel and become leaders in the technology sector.

Read more to learn about the variety of technical roles and career paths that women may want to consider, along with the challenges and rewards that go along with them.