One of the Tech Women Celebration 50 - women changing the ratio of the tech workforce
Bethany Clarke is a Software Engineer, blogger and speaker, specialising in quality, testing and DevOps. She is passionate about creating software that keeps people safe in their everyday lives, and helping society move towards a sustainable future with technology at its heart. Bethany has worked in a range of sectors including rail, satellite communications, and her current work in the energy and pipelines sector. She has also served as Vice Chair of the WISE Young Professionals' Board from 2020-23, and currently sits on the committee of the BCS Software Testing Group.
"My fascination with technology was sparked during my final year studying Astrophysics at university," Bethany says. "It was during this time that I embarked on my coding journey, unlocking doors to an entirely new realm of possibilities within the world of technology and programming."
In addition to pioneering her DevOps role at ROSEN, Bethany has also demonstrated a deep commitment to making real change and creating a more inclusive tech industry.
"Mentorship is a huge part of my mission," she explains. "I've stepped up as a mentor because I get the challenges women face when they're starting out in tech. I'm all about offering guidance, a helping hand, and a safe space to navigate the twists and turns of their careers. Sharing my own experiences and insights, I want to boost their confidence and grit, helping them break through obstacles and chase their dreams head-on.
"I've shown my dedication to inclusivity by kicking off global women's networks in the companies I've been part of. These networks go way beyond borders, giving women a platform to connect, team up, and lift each other up. It's about creating spots where stories and viewpoints are swapped, fostering a bond that fuels women to go for their goals with no hesitations.
"But it's not just about the workplace. I've taken my mission for visibility and representation to podcasts and articles, putting myself out there as a role model and advocate for women and girls aiming to make a name in tech."