Whether she’s creating code to replace a manual process or helping her team reach their goals, Danielle Rapley’s IT career has provided her with a framework to help others.
Learn more about Danielle, supervisor of application support, and her career.
What advice would you give to a young girl starting out in your field?
Don’t be afraid to speak up and voice your opinion. Your ideas are just as important and worthwhile as anyone else’s.
What inspired you to go into this field?
The ability to code a process or screen behind the scenes and have a user see a nice web page or have a computer do steps that people had to do manually is pretty exciting.
What do you like most about what you do?
I truly enjoy the people I work with. As a supervisor, I like the ability to help my team reach their career goals by helping them get specialized training, letting them mentor with others in the company in fields they are interested in, and helping them get past any obstacles in their daily routine. I feel that the role of any supervisor/manager is to help your team be the best they can be.
Tell us about a woman you look up to and why.
My mother, who showed me how to work hard for what you want.
Throughout the MDU Resources family of companies, women fill many roles in the field and in the office. March is Women’s History Month, an opportune time for us to shine the spotlight on some of our female employees, their contributions and how they’re challenging career stereotypes.