Closing the Gender Gap in Tech | Megan Sun | OLX Group

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion
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Megan Sun has an impressive career history from a data strategy consultant at BCG, to a Data Science Consultant at IBM, before moving to Berlin last year to start a new role as Senior Program Manager at OLX Group.

The OLX marketplace is a platform for buying and selling services and goods such as electronics, fashion items, furniture, household goods, cars and bikes. In 2014, the platform reportedly had 11 billion page views, 200 million monthly active users, 25 million listings, and 8.5 million transactions per month.

OLX Group Berlin is an inspirational environment for top notch engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers looking to make a difference. It works to a horizontal structure, with 40+ nationalities collaborating on global projects, and using cutting edge tech stack to build the very best products.

We spoke about Megan’s experience working in various different cultures around the globe. After being elected as “40 under 40 Girls in Tech we also spoke about how to get more women involved in the technology industry.

Podcast Showtimes

0:35 – Megan’s role at OLX and the service OLX Group provides.

3:16 – Megan’s career journey up to this point and how she navigated the technology & data landscape.

5:03 – How Megan has adapted to different cultures around the globe.

6:15 – The positive outcomes of remote working.

10:03 – The hiring process at OLX Group.

16:44 – The recruitment strategy at OLX Group and finding the right people for the role.

20:25 – How can we get more Women involved in Data Science and Technology?

23:22 – What inspired Megan to enter the Data Science industry.

25:30 – Making an impact with Data Science.