Date: 19 Aug 2020
Start time: 17:00
Finish time: 18:00
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Non-members: FREE

From Dental Nurse to BA, an unplanned Journey

When she left school, Rita knew that she did not want to end up in an office job and working in IT never entered her head. That was a lifetime ago and since then Rita has worked as a dental nurse, got married and lived in five different countries before going to University to gain a degree in Information Systems (IS). Rita will share her BA journey via several deviations, how her life has influenced her BA work, how it isn’t just an ‘office-job’ and how it is nowhere near what she believed working in IT would be like.

Rita Arafa started work as a BA in the IT sector relatively late and arriving there wasn’t part of a planned career path. Now with 25 years’ experience working as a Senior BA and Manager in the IT arena, her talk will give an insight to her journey to get there.

Rita Arafa is a Senior Business Analyst with 25 years’ experience working in IT development, both in the private and public sectors. Rita currently works for Aire Logic, a healthcare IT company dedicated to improving the delivery of care. Rita is passionate about encouraging a more diverse workforce in IT. Rita is a committee member of the BCS Women Specialist Group as well as being actively involved in a local French Club and she is the Chair of a local Marie Curie Fundraising Group. Rita is married with 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.


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