I was recently invited to speak at TechUP Women. TechUP Women is an initiative that sets out to retrain 100 women from under represented groups from the North of England and the Midlands with tech skills. Women who take part in the programme come from a huge variety of backgrounds, experiences and sectors to start, […]
Across the board, people are pissed off. It doesn’t matter what market you’re in, what service you offer or what part of the country you operate in. People are unhappy, no service is perfect and we’re in a state of constant uncertainty and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.
We’re taught to follow the footsteps of others rather than to define our own. Here’s how we can start an open conversation about success.
It’s time for an open conversation about race and being colour-blind
I’m going to start this blog off with a little diagram and then I’ll explain my thinking. Digital is underpinned by technology Both things (digital and technology) work together to form a part of a service. Services exist to help people do things – also known as a service outcome* *FYI service outcomes are usually […]
Back at the end of September (it’s taken me a while to write this up) I did a talk at BarCamp Manchester (one of the best un-conferences around). I plucked up the courage to do a session on diversity, a topic that’s pretty close to my heart as a young, brown, female working in tech, […]
Along with trying to understand more, I’ve also been thinking about what motivates me. Motivation = the why of life. We all know what motivation is. It’s what drives us to do more, it’s what makes us get out of bed in the morning, it’s the why to our how. But people so often lose sight […]
I volunteer at a fair few events. I used to organise DrinkaboutMCR, Manchester Social Entrepreneurs, SheSaysMCR and few others. Last year I decided to scale back, focusing just on SheSaysMCR and growing the community there and putting together some kick ass lineups and events. However, as I started to delve deeper into working in the public […]
Everyone around me seems to be obsessed with recycling, cutting down on single use plastics and reducing the chemicals in their homes. I’m no exception to the rule.
It’s that time of the year, when I like to reflect on the past year, take a deep breath and see what I’ve learnt and where I want to go in 2019. 2018 was one of the most challenging and fulfilling years. First and foremost: last year was tough. Towards the beginning of the year […]