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Sijia Feng
Communications Intern
Communications and Outreach Unit Office of Information and Communications Technology


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

Both my master's and bachelor's degrees are in fields related to media technology, which has given me a solid foundation in this area. After graduation, I worked in digital media roles at a television station and Duke Kunshan University. However, I discovered that working at the UN could provide me with a more inclusive and international environment compared to my previous jobs. Moreover, when I engage in video creation and poster design for various projects, it gives me a strong sense of fulfillment.

Everyone in my COU team is extremely friendly, and the people here come from all around the world. They are attentive to creative ideas and listen carefully to everyone's input. Joining this excellent team has been a truly fortunate experience for me.


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

My favourite IT project must be the WIT project I'm currently involved in, which stands for #WomenInTech. This project is based on the Secretary-General's UN 2.0 vision and aims to promote women working in the United Nations Secretariat who have made contributions in the field of technology. By promoting these women's stories, we aim to strengthen gender equality within the United Nations. Currently, over 230 women from 57 different UN entities around the world have joined our project. This project holds extraordinary significance for me!

My main responsibilities in this project include creating promotional videos and posters, as well as designing cards featuring the stories of these women to raise awareness of the project among more UN women and encourage them to join. When I read the stories of these women, I realized that within the UN, there is a group of brilliant women shining in the tech field, which has traditionally been perceived as male-dominated. I hope that more women in tech will join this project!


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

Life is not a predetermined track, but rather a vast wilderness filled with endless possibilities. Boldly explore and uncover your true potential, fully blooming in the areas where you excel. For when you shine with your unique brilliance in your field of expertise, you become the most beautiful scenery!