How to Make the Best Career Decisions and Work on Impactful Projects with Nyari Samushonga

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Nyari Samushonga

Nyari Samushonga is the Chief Executive Officer of WeThinkCode_ where her primary responsibility is to gear the organization up for growth. She also co-founded FoldLeft, a digital consultancy that uses hypothesis-driven models to design and deliver impactful software solutions.

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Nyari Samushonga

Resources

We Think Code – Check out Nyari’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Get good at making decisions. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the many different things that could happen as a result of your decision. You need to learn how to understand and make sense of all of that complexity.
2) Focus on being impactful. You want everything you do to count and make a difference. To succeed at doing that you need to be clear about what you are trying to achieve and only opt to work on those projects where you can have a positive impact.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Some time ago Nyari found herself working on a project that had big issues. She realized there was no way what had been promised to the client could be delivered. So, she spoke up. When she did, everything she was doing was called into question and she was frozen out. For Nyari, it was an awful time.

Career Highlight

Finding effective ways to enable someone who has been struggling to learn how to code to breakthrough and finally succeed has been a career highlight for Nyari.

The Future

It no longer matters what business you are in, you need IT. A fact that makes this a great time to be working in the industry. The opportunities are endless. It also means you can find work in any industry that interests you. Whether you enjoy finance, architecture, teaching, or agriculture you can work on transformative IT projects that are relevant to that field. Better still it does not matter where in the world you are based

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Nyari wanted to create things and make a real difference in the world.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Learn to let go. Stop worrying about how the world perceives you and just try things. If you fail, let go and move onto the next thing.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t be so argumentative. Nyari thinks it is important to be authentic and open, which sometimes ruffles feathers.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Nyari would have started coding at an earlier stage in her career.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Right now, Nyari is focusing on scaling WeThinkCode and ensuring gender parity within the company.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Her accounting skills. They have enabled her to drill down and look at the bottom line to make sure there is a good reason behind everything her company does.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Nyari finds that constantly reinventing herself keeps her career energized.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Nyari enjoys road cycling, especially when she does a 100k ride and really pushes herself.

Contact The Guest

Contact Nyari Samushonga through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nyarisam

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyari-samushonga-6965523/

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