Women in IT – Daxx Females and Their Career Stories

Let’s talk about women in IT. What are the stories behind them? To answer this question, we asked our female colleagues from different Daxx locations to share with us how they paved their way in IT and how things go now. Find their stories below! 


Work is a huge part of our life. Our teammates Liubov Vasianovych, Maria Shevchenko, and Daria Kashaeva told us about their tech career: a job, things that inspire them, and gave advice to girls willing to try themselves in tech. 

Liubov Vasianovych
Front-End Developer at Daxx Dnipro

Women in IT - Liubov Vasianovych

 1. How long have you been working in IT? 

8 years. A familiar recruiter asked me one day, “Why not give it a try and come to an interview?”. I accepted this challenge. In a while, I managed to nail a job interview thanks to English proficiency and a strong desire to work. 

2. What does your typical work day look like? 

Coffee in the kitchen, catching up with news, meeting with a customer, completing tasks, lunch, tasks again, playing ping-pong during a break, committing tasks to the server, compiling a report at the end of the day. 

3. What brings you inspiration in work? 

Challenging assignments, searching for new solutions, and self-development. 

4. What is your motto? 

I start a morning with a saying: “Wake up, the future holds great things for you!”.  

5. What do you like most about Daxx? 

Positive environment. People. Freedom to create. 

6. If not IT, what area would you like to work in? 

Tourism. It’s a good opportunity to help people and broaden your horizons. 

7. What’s your advice for women in IT and those willing to pursue a tech career?  

Work hard and smile.

 8. What is your favorite book of all time?  

“The Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne.


Maria Shevchenko 
QA Engineer/Scrum Master at Daxx Kyiv 

Women in IT - Maria Shevchenko

 1. How long have you been working in IT? 

4 years. During my senior years at university, I decided to gain hands-on experience and applied for a telecom company. Like most of my classmates, I worked as a network tech support specialist. Since the telecom industry is considered to be one of the IT areas, I proceeded to work for an IT company after a while. 

2. What does your typical work day look like? 

I show up to the office about 9:30 am, drink a cup of coffee or tea and start working. First of all, I evaluate the priority of tasks and begin to plan my day according to tasks and meetings. At 11 am, I have a daily meeting with my teammates where we discuss current tasks and those issues that hold us back at the moment, and come up with further activities. Then lunch time comes. During this hour, my teammates and I discuss not only work-related issues but also lots of other different topics. I enjoy our talks! After lunch, I have sync ups with colleagues from the Netherlands. Later, I assess what tasks remain to be done in a task manager, and move on to the critical ones. My work day usually ends at 6-7 pm. Sometimes I have to stay in the office a bit longer to do some extra work. But I do my best to plan my day in advance. It’s crucial for productive work. 

3. What brings you inspiration in work? 

In general, I feel inspired during the day. When it comes to work, my colleagues and our team spirit always lift my spirits, as well as working on the product that brings value to people. It’s very inspiring. 

4. What is your motto? 

 It is easier to invent the future than to predict it. 

5. What do you like most about Daxx? 

Friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The ability to communicate with the client directly. Working perks the company provides. 

6. If not IT, what area would you like to work in? 

Probably, that would be music. I graduated from the music school where I studied piano. I enjoy singing and performing on stage, but sometimes it could be nerve-wracking, I must admit. 

7. What’s your advice for women in IT and those willing to pursue a tech career? 

Be ready for ongoing learning, growth, and improvement. 

8. What is your favorite book of all time?  

I’m a big fan of fiction and business literature. My favourites are “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox, and “Product Leadership” by Richard Banfiel.  


Daria Kashaeva 
Front-End Developer at Daxx Kharkiv 

Women in IT - Daria Kashaeva

 1. How long have you been working in IT? 

3,5 years. I studied at Kharkiv Patent Computer College. Before the 4th academic year, I decided to take JavaScript courses at SorceIt. After 3 months of studying, my teacher Serhii referred me to Daxx for the position of JS trainee. I aced an interview and got a job. 

2. What does your typical work day look like? 

Morning stand-up, coffee, working hours (code writing, review of PRs, meetings, discussions), lunch and getting back to work. 

3. What brings you inspiration in work? 

Creating something new, refactoring and the best teammates ever. 

4. What is your motto? 

There’s nothing impossible for a willing mind. 

5. What do you like most about Daxx? 

Top-notch HR management. Decent working conditions and benefits. Caring about employees. 

6. If not IT, what area would you like to work in? 

I guess it would be economics. It’s an essential science for society. Economists plan and improve activities of the enterprise, analyze projects, plan the costs, expenses and profits of the enterprise, and exercise control over the process of performing financial activities. They are the most sought-after specialists, they have high wages. 

7. What’s your advice for women in IT and those willing to pursue a tech career? 

Learn theory and back it up with lots of practice. 

8. What is your favorite book of all time?  

My tech must-reads are “Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications” by Grady Booch and “Learning JavaScript. JavaScript Essentials for Modern Application Development” by Ethan Brown. 

Ladies, thank you so much for sharing your inspiring stories with us. We are thrilled to have you on our team and work with you side-by-side. 


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