Elaine McKechnie

BA (Hons) Business Studies 2002
Senior Project Manager, Information Security
Vice-Chair of the board of Scotland Women in Technology

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"Working in a STEM related role has opened the door to so many new opportunities. Technology is such a fast evolving industry that there is always something to capture the imagination and train your mind to understand new concepts. Through the Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT) group I have had support, mentoring and career advice which has helped me along the way. The inaugural SWiT awards last year showcased some of the best of Scottish talent and championed the need for diversity in STEM subjects. Networking and learning how to be confident and comfortable in talking about your successes are key in helping others to realise the value of STEM careers.

Elaine is a Senior Project Manager working in Information Security for a UK Retail Bank. Elaine's career changed from a public-sector life as a Police Officer working in the field of Intelligence into the world of technology by completing her MSc in Business Analysis and Consulting.  

Since proudly passing her post-grad with distinction, Elaine has embraced roles in the Financial Services industry across IT Architecture, Big Data, Cyber Risk and Information Security.  Elaine is passionate about encouraging others to embrace change and enhance the diversity of the talent pool in the tech-sector.  

She was recently elected Vice-chair of the Board of Scotland Women in Technology and hopes to use this role to develop a platform to Celebrate, Champion and Invest in the success of those championing STEM subjects and careers.

In her spare time Elaine loves to train with her British Military Fitness group in parks across Glasgow whatever the weather!

Visit the Scottish Women in Technology website to find out more: http://scotwomenintech.com/

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