Cloudera intern Niamh Forde is inspired by her role models

Cloudera intern Niamh Forde is inspired by her role models

 March 16, 2022

Cloudera is committed to fostering an environment where women are supported, recognized, and represented across the company.

Cloudera interns work on impactful projects with the support of a team and a dedicated mentor, guiding interns towards personal and professional goals.

Meet Niamh Forde, a Sales Operations Intern with Cloudera.

"As an intern it is extremely inspiring to be surrounded by so many intelligent and talented women in Cloudera. It gives me great reassurance that my gender will not hold me back when it comes to achieving my career goals," comments Niamh.

"During my time here, I have encountered and worked alongside so many incredible people, the majority of whom are women. My first interaction with Cloudera was when I was interviewed by two females. At the time I was surprised by this as I felt there was a preconceived notion that the world of business and technology was predominantly male led. Working at Cloudera gives me confidence that this stereotypical view of the technology industry being ‘men in suits’ is no longer the case. One of my favorite things about Cloudera is its inclusive environment, no matter what a person’s position in the company, gender etc, everyone is seen as equal. I have never once felt like I was at a disadvantage because I am a woman and I have constantly been encouraged to be curious and to make the most of this internship," she explains.

"Cloudera is a company that encourages every single individual to be their best self, so it came as no surprise to me when I was told Cloudera was listed as one of the ‘Best Workplaces for Women in Ireland 2022’. I’m extremely lucky to be able to lay the foundations of my career in such an open minded inclusive company and be surrounded by so many supportive and talented people. As a young woman just starting out in my career, I think it is so important to have female role models in the industry to lead by example. My time in Cloudera has shown me that you can be both female and have a managerial or director role and be seen as equal. I feel so grateful that in my first experience working in the ‘real world’ I have so many amazing women to look up to and learn from," says Niamh.

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