Presented by Of Kin
Ally Watson is co-founder of Code Like A Girl which is a social enterprise on a mission to empower more girls and women to have careers in tech.
With a degree in computer science Ally has for the last seven years built websites and apps, and four years ago moved from her homeland of Airlie, Scotland, leaving behind her established professional networks to start over. It was in this transition she acutely felt the anxiety of not only being a newcomer but also often being the only woman in her team or at an industry networking event. This spurred her to create her own tech events for girls and to create a social enterprise to close the gender gap in a male-dominated industry.
In this episode, we talk about knowing when to pivot, making a side gig a full-time gig, going from an employee to a manager, and why it’s important to have more women and girls in tech.
Podcast available now, listen below. Explore other episodes in the Insights on Humanising Work series with Kylie Lewis, here: http://ofkin.com/in-the-company-podcast/
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