This Black woman can! Meet Yetty Adesalu, Business Analyst for DWP Digital

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Break the Bias’, which promotes the imagining of a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Yetty Adesalu, DWP Digital, Business Analyst shares how she’s been able to excel in her career and takes us through her journey.

Yetty Adesalu

In my personal life, I have a passion to help people.  For example, I was inspired to take part in the Great Manchester Run a few years back, to raise funds for a local food bank that I support.

In my career I’m a subject matter expert and business analyst with over 18 years’ experience working in the banking sector before I moved into the Civil Service.

Working at DWP Digital means that I can actively become involved in projects that help me to combine my passion for change with my passion for helping people.

My career in banking gave me a varied background in trade finance, project and change management, relationship management, product management, business development, research and development, accounting controls and reconciliations, correspondent banking, financial analysis and advisory services.

I currently work as a business analyst on a small but important agile team. We provide the products and services that make it easier for colleagues to do their job, especially with the advent of hybrid working from the office and home, enabling them to collaborate with each other and external parties. Although I joined at the start of covid during the first lockdown in March 2020, I had a very welcoming start from my team members who have made me feel included and valued.

Yetty AdesaluOne exciting recent project my team worked on is the Customer Computer Kiosks project which is nationwide throughout DWP Jobcentres. Customer Computers provide citizens with digital access to a defined set of applications, allowing the creation of CVs, the ability to search and apply for job vacancies, and the creation and maintenance of Universal Credit accounts.  My team were responsible for upgrading the devices to the equivalent Windows 10 product managed Microsoft Intune which delivers cloud capabilities for PC and mobile management, with a better user experience, functionality, and greater security. We worked with stakeholders across the DWP estate to ensure that upgrades over 7000 devices, happened seamlessly.

I love working with Microsoft 365 which offers a range of products and makes it easy to collaborate, explore and innovate. As an avid learner, I taught myself to use the power apps to make my job simpler and efficient. As someone who is really interested in everything data, any opportunity to work with data using any of the M365 apps elates me.

What fascinates and excites me most about working in the technology industry is that there are no limits to what is possible. Technology provides an opportunity to learn new skills and push myself to heights that I might previously not have considered.

My advice for women looking for their next tech role/career move is to sharpen your transferable skills. Being in tech requires innovation, determination and efficiency which is a skill that comes naturally to women. Use that to your advantage.

If you’re looking for somewhere you are encouraged to grow and thrive in your profession, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance then make sure you look at DWP Digital careers site.


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