March is Women’s History Month, and serves as a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in the workplace. In celebration of this important month, 3Z Brands is shining a spotlight on some of the exceptional female employees who shape the very fabric of 3Z Brands.

Amidst our dynamic team, we are privileged to have remarkable women who embody the essence of empowerment and teamwork, and infuse our company with passion, talent, and creativity. Among them stands Allyson McGrath.

Allyson epitomizes 3Z Brands’ core values through her dedication, forward-thinking mindset, and commitment to continued learning. Serving as a Full Stack Web Developer for the Leesa brand, she consistently ignites inspiration among her peers while upholding a benchmark of professional excellence.

Learn more about Allyson in the Q&A below:

How has 3Z Brands helped nurture your career development?

This has been my first job as a web developer, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I have great mentors and teammates who are very patient, supportive, and kind, not to mention extremely knowledgeable. My job at 3Z also provides me with many opportunities to learn new things every day, allowing me to diversify my skills.

What advice would you give the next generation of women starting their careers?

Don’t be afraid to try something different if it interests you! I started my professional career as a middle school social studies and English teacher but had thought for several years about going into tech before actually making the jump. I was afraid I wasn’t going to be any good at it (I’m terrible at math) but I’ve managed to successfully transition into a new field and love it.

What do you love most about working at 3Z Brands?

I love learning new things, and every day is something different. One day I may be learning about Shopify, and the next be working on creating new components in our codebase. I also always enjoy pair programming with my teammates.

What is a personal principle you like to follow?

Seek out and learn from people with different life experiences than you. It’s much easier to be kind and helpful when you understand what difficulties people face.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I’ve lived in five different states: Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas. I miss living in Washington State with all the rain.

Who is a female role model you’ve looked up to and why?

Honestly, any of my former coworkers in education. It’s a tough job, but there were so many great educators and counselors that I worked with that I admire for sticking with it, caring about the kids, and furthering their education and well-being. I’m so thankful that I got to teach alongside them!

What is the most important lesson, business or otherwise, life has taught you?

You never know what skills or knowledge may be useful to you in the future. A lot of my previous experience from teaching has transferred over into my web developer job, such as organization, project management, and various soft skills.

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