For all the women and men who have helped me on my journey so far. I thought I'd do something a little different this week as my heart is so full, it would be silly not to. I also thought I'd reflect a little bit on my experiences and what I've learnt since embarking on my digital journey. Firstly, I'd like to say a massive thank you to the wonderful women who have already completed my interview series. Big up Nesa, Sarah, Ceri-Anne, Jasmine, Jenny and Penny and to Ivana, Cat
I was met the lovely Penny at the Lead it: Tech and Entrepreneurship event I attended back in May. Penny is a first class computer science graduate with first class teaching skills, Penny taught us some coding basics at the Lead it event and some of us even made our first websites** Penny has fantastic problem solving skills and perhaps more importantly patience, as many of us struggled away with cries of "it's not working" Penny kept her cool and figured out the various prob
Jenny is an expert in social engineering, which is the human element of security. She is know as the "people hacker" and is respected as a world authority in her field. It is Jenny's people skills that have been the driving force for her success and she reminds us that no matter how technical or digital our lives become, people skills are just as, if not more important. Jenny is a regular keynote at major security events, has taught all over the world and has given 4 TED tal
Next up in the interview series is Sarah Burgan. Sarah is a poster girl for strong, independent and hardworking women. At an incredibly young age, Sarah made the brave jump and launched her own clothing brand, Fulwood London! At Fulwood London "we collaborate with artists all over the country to bring sick artwork to small runs of streetwear, giving you all the bad-ass-ness of a tattoo without the cost or commitment." Not only does Sarah shine the light on herself and indepen
"A weekend extravaganza for girls to learn about the ins and outs of starting their own business without technical boundaries. We are all about the future CEOs and making sure that girls are supported and have the skills to reach their full potential." This was the first event of its kind I had been to, and man (pun intended), I did not regret it. Part of Leeds Digital Festival, hosted and organised (in just SIX weeks) by the wonderful Ivana, the event was a roaring success.