Daphnee Portheault – Role Model Campaign

Photographer: Carly Wollaert ©
Make-up artist: Sharmila Vooren


“As a company that is diverse and continuously strives to make sure everyone belongs, we find this campaign extremely important. Representation matters and we need to keep creating spaces where people thrive and show our future women that there is always a seat at the table. “

Daphnee Portheault
Software Engineer at Hubs


”I’m a Tech Lead at Hubs. I used to study Human Biology but fell in love with silicon based life during my PhD. I dropped out to pursue a career programming. Since then I have a lot of fun and worked for very different industry.”

What or Who inspired you to pursue your chosen career?

“I kinda stumbled in my current field by accident but there is several women to look upon, Ada Lovelace is the most known, but I find the story of Lynn Conway inspiring. Krys Nova is also very cool and Rebecca Heineman, Rachel Kroll from rachelbythebay tech stories are fascinating. I am lucky that tech is a field where most models are still alive. “

Interview with Daphnee Portheault

Daphnee was first introduced to the tech world when she taught herself coding in order to analyse clinical data. She was doing her PhD, where she was writing her thesis in cellular biology, fulfilling her childhood dream of making an impact in people’s lives. This is when she stumbled upon her genuine love and passion for coding. She dropped her PhD and moved to pursuing this passion fulltime.

Find our more about Daphnee’s career journey, here!