Deborah Harrop has more than 30 years experience in computing technologies with a background in IT security and disaster recovery. She was always disappointed with the 25-30% participation rate of women in the IT workforce and as a result got involved with a number of initiatives to introduce and retain women in the field. Joining the WinSETT board was a natural progression as she continues to support women in the technology fields. Harrop says WinSETT is just one tool to help her achieve her goal of increasing gender diversity in her division at WCB, but also in the field generally. When she’s not at work or volunteering, Harrop is often found behind her easel painting in oils, acrylics, and watercolours, or out pulling weeds in her garden.