Read about Christine Bradley

Christine Bradley
Chief of Section
Countering Terrorist Travel, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

From both a professional and personal standpoint, I have long been interested in political, social, and humanitarian issues. Indeed, a large portion of my professional career has seen me involved in supporting the development and delivery of capacity building and technical assistance and the establishment of partnerships to enhance impact and sustainability of cooperation.


What has been your favorite technology project or initiative at the United Nations and why? What was your contribution?

My favorite IT-related project has been the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme which assists Member States in building their capabilities to detect and counter-terrorists and serious criminals including through technology adoption and deployment of the UN-owned 'goTravel' software solution; my role was and still is to lead overall management and coordination of this global, 'One-UN' initiative.


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

Women bring unique perspectives, experiences, and skills to the table, but also continue face real challenges within certain professional sectors, including technology. My top piece of advice for women interested in the field of technology would be perseverance - there will always be challenges, but the key is view these challenges through a positive lens and to advocate for yourself..