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Zefanja van Bakel

Hard Skills Manager & Data & AI Mentor/Coach

When I was a consultant at a bank and used dashboards a lot in that role, I experienced firsthand how important data is to be able to grow and develop as a company. As a student at the Techionista Academy, I wanted to learn how I could also help companies, based on their own data, to gain more insights.

During the course, I started to see more and more how important it is to have women in IT as well and started to explore possibilities on how I can contribute to gender diversity. After all, more diversity leads to better results. That’s why I am very excited to be working as a mentor/coach for Techionista. In addition to my role as mentor/coach, where I use my own experience as a former student to guide and support the Data&AI students along their own track, I now also have responsibility for the hard skills. I am committed to the quality of the track’s hard skills by, among other things, actively following developments in IT and listening to our students’ feedback. As IT changes at a fast pace, our program also changes to offer our students the best possible knowledge and practical experience. In fact, I am always looking for improvements and how to apply them so that it adds value for the students.

If you want to know more about me? Then take a look at my LinkedIn.