International Women's Day 2020


Each for Equal

#GirlsInTech Is it a buzzword? Is it a theme?

No! It’s a great initiative!

Here at Campfire, we are blessed with diversity and skills in our team and we would like to introduce you to our Kaira, Bandita and Alice – because, you know #InternationalWomensDay and #GirlsInTech are all about the same idea…celebrating diversity and talent.

The three ladies of Campfire have three very different roles and each love being a part of an inclusive team. So we decided to ask them a few questions!

Kaira Wong

What is your role in the Campfire team?

I am the UI/UX Designer in Campfire’s product team.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I spend my days gathering research, speaking with partners, hunting for bugs on existing features and designing exciting new additions to expand Campfire’s offerings.

What excites you about being in a not-for-profit (NFP) tech?

The NFP industry is one that has faced many challenges in being able to find technology that truly understands their needs and has often had to adapt their way of operations to fit the mould of commercial platforms.

Just as people need to wear shoes that fit well to walk comfortably, each sector also needs technology attuned to their needs and wants – and being a part of this journey to create technology tailored to the NFP industry is a huge source of excitement and motivation for me.

Bandita Sharma

What is your role in the Campfire team?

I am a front-end developer.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I am responsible for implementing the visual elements of Campfire. Although I am known for my love for detail and pixel perfection, I also love to learn everything web-related to stay relevant to ever changing tech landscape.

What excites you about being in a NFP tech?

My interest in combining technical skills with social good and social impact comes from my background in social work and software development. Technology and digital transformation comes with the good, the bad and the ugly. I believe in harnessing the good of technology to empower communities and tackle some of the challenges of NFP sector. I am committed to bring about the change NFP sector needs one line of code at a time.

Alice Spies

What is your role in the Campfire team

I am the Customer Success Coordinator.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I liaise with our current partners of Campfire to ensure that everything is running smoothly, but also to on-board their volunteers successfully. This role is a dream role for me, it combines a lot of different experiences I have had over the years and piles it into a job in which I wear a lot of different hats and love it.

What excites you about being in a NFP tech

NFP tech is so different to anything I have ever worked in before – from the founder stories of our partners to the vision and dream of their missions. But it doesn’t stop there – the amazing people that make the vision and mission possible are the volunteers.

Being a volunteer is a commitment of time and character and finding a way to recognise and reward those volunteers can be a struggle for our partners and is something they would like to do more of. Enabling this through technology is incredible and so powerful.

Because our team is so incredibly diverse and inclusive of varying talents, we are a great fit for so many organisations whose operations and everyday activities are functional because of their amazing volunteers. Let us know if your organisation is interested in learning more about how these amazing #GirlsInTech contribute to our team each day and what they can do for you.