Are you interested in tech as a career option? Are you looking an entrepreneur looking to expand your business? Are you looking to get a better grip on the technical revolution that our society is undergoing?
In this exclusive collaboration between SheSays UK and UCLU Leading Women Society, we are offering you the chance to hear about the career paths of three women who work in this inconceivably diverse field. The world of 'tech' isn't the exclusive realm of the traditional geek, nor does it always involve a black screen covered with scrolling green hieroglyphs. Tech is much more accessible than many people initially believe, and understanding it is vital in today's fast-moving world.
Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Google Campus London
Sarah runs Google's seven-storey East London “incubator” space for entrepreneurs that is part of a worldwide network of similar campuses. Google for Entrepeneurs partners with startup communities and builds Campuses where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and create companies that will change the world. By its fourth birthday in 2016, the London Campus had developed a community of 55,000 “doers, dreamers and developers” balancing open access space for founders to connect and learn with innovative programs like Founders over 50.
Sarah has also helped establish the UK's first baby-friendly startup school: Campus for Mums, and was chosen by Oxford University as an expert for their 2012 communities study. In the past, she has written for the Independent, the Guardian, Glamour and CNTraveller, and provided freelance social media consultancy to various clients, including some of our favourite exhibitions at the V&A.
Sarah is an advisory board member of Code First: Girls, who help talented young women upskill for tech roles, and makerspace Blackhorse Workshop.
Pip Jamieson, The Dots, Founder and CEO
'The Dots' (https://the-dots.com) CEO Pip Jamieson will share her extraordinary start-up journey from quitting her dream job at MTV, sinking her life savings into co-founding her first creative business in Australia - which she quickly grew into the leading professional networking platform for creatives in the region - to exit and then launching a further improved offering here in the UK.
An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or hate it) Pip will give a very honest account of the highs and lows of starting a tech business and the 10 invaluable lessons she's learnt the hard way.
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder