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In this episode of in the company talk with Ally Watson, co-founder of Code Like A Girl, with a degree in computer science Ally has for the last seven years building 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.
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.