This podcast is a space for the team at Code First Girls to share conversations about technology, diversity & inclusion, career development and entrepreneurship. CEO Anna Brailsford has conversations with leaders in tech, unpacking the issues that are driving the experience of women in tech around the world. To learn more about CFG, go to https://www.codefirstgirls.org.uk
Ep 10 - Overcoming Impostor Syndrome w/ Lily and Alex
34:56This episode is a bit different, as we are welcoming not one, but TWO guests on the podcast! We are joined by two brilliant speakers, coaches, and educators; Lily and Alex. Lily is a bonafide West End star, and Alex is the legendary confidence coach that has supported our Nanodegree candidates through their interviews with tech companies. Despite their backgrounds and successes, both still struggle with impostor syndrome from time to time and take a minute to share their techniques and tips for working through those dark moments. This conversation is so fun and so encouraging! Lily has a brilliant tip about a way to focus on the positive moments, so take a big note on that one.Make sure you've joined the Code First Girls community and join us at Code Fest 2021, available fully remote and online!
Ep 9 - Tech Entrepreneurship: How to Navigate Starting a Female-Owned and Lead Business w/ Pip Jamieson, The Dots
33:30Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Dots Pip Jamieson joins Anna for an in-depth conversation on her journey of starting a successful female-owned and lead tech business. She reveals how and why she chose the name "The Dots" as well as what it's like running a business whilst being "Delightfully Dyslexic".To sign up for a MOOC, free 8-week coding class, or explore the new Nanodegree, go to www.codefirstgirls.org.uk, and once you've signed up please leave us a ***** review with Apple Podcasts! You're brilliant and we hope you're safe and sound!
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Ep 7 - Building A Technology Enabled Society w/ Orla Dunne, Goldman Sachs
31:49Orla Dunne was recently called "the most important Goldman Sachs partner you've never heard of". After this conversation, it'll be clear why. Orla is a passionate advocate for technology education, diversity, and inclusivity in all its forms, and her insights on the future of work and new ways to share learnings from lockdown across society are sure to inspire you. To sign up for a MOOC, free 8-week coding class, or explore the new nanodegree, go to www.codefirstgirls.org.uk, and once you've signed up please leave us a ***** review with Apple Podcasts! You're brilliant and we hope you're safe and sound!
Ep 6 - The Future Of Social Networking w/ Freddie de Sibert, Revmo
26:19Social media is big business. The current value of the top five social media brands is estimated to be over $1 trillion, but lots of questions are being posed about the way that these companies treat user data and privacy. In this episode, Anna sits down with Freddie de Sibert, co-founder and CEO of the new social networking app Revmo to discuss the role of privacy in our social media landscape and what it'll take to make it work for users and companies. As ever, this is a stupendous chat with some fantastic insights. Freddie's book recommendation is Give And Take by Adam Grant, and don't forget to check out Revmo at https://www.revmo.app/ He also recommends you head to Hampton Court and watch a game of real tennis. Get outdoors and enjoy the weather! Produced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network
Ep 5 - Machine Learning vs Artificial Intelligence w/ Manisha Mistry, Rolls-Royce R² Data Labs
24:59While we're pretty sure that artificial intelligence isn't going to lead to a Terminator-style apocalypse, a lot of people have a lot of questions. What is AI? What is machine learning? What's the difference between them, and can you use the terms interchangeably? To answer these questions and give some insight on how industry is building and applying these systems we are joined by Manisha Mistry, Portfolio Director Digital Culture and Collaboration at R2 Data Labs, a part of Rolls-Royce. Manisha's book recommendations are:Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-PerezPattern Recognition And Machine Learning by Christopher BishopSpeech And Language Processing by Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin (Stanford University has published a free pdf of the latest draft, access it free at the link in the title!)To sign up for the MOOC mentioned in the recording, go to https://www.codefirstgirls.org.uk/cfg-moocs/. They are always free and we have new classes coming up all the time. Register now!Produced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network
Ep 4 - The Meaning of Inclusion w/ Lauren Von Stackelberg, Expedia Group
29:59With good reason, inclusion and diversity have been on top of mind for many of us through 2020. Anna sits down with Lauren von Stackelberg, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Expedia Group for an incisive conversation on the definition of D&I, ways that companies can be held to account for their public pledges, and how to interrogate hiring managers before deciding to take a job. Lauren's book recommendations are:Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-PerezSo You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre by Ijeoma OluoYou're Not Listening: What You're Missing & Why it Matters by Kate MurphyWe can confirm that since recording, Lauren has crushed her reading goal for 2020.Produced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network
Ep 3 - A CS Degree Isn't Everything! w/ Carol Johnson, Telegraph Media Group
25:34No matter how many times you hear it, it's still worth hearing: There is no 'one path' to a career in technology. In this episode, Anna is joined by Carol Johnson, IT Director at Telegraph Media Group and founder of Women In Tech Not Just Code. This episode covers Carol's journey from a junior administrative role to leading the IT infrastructure at one of the UK's largest media institutions. The conversation also covers the technical and commercial challenges of running the tech side of a modern media business and the growth of demand for inclusion and diversity in business. Carol's organisation, Women In Tech Not Just Code is a network is for women who work in technology beyond STEM and coding, for those in a technical job or a job in a technology company. To learn more, check out their website and listen to their new podcast! https://womenintechnotjustcode.com/To sign up for our Career Switcher courses go to our website!Produced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network
Ep 2 - A Journey of Resilience w/ Rhona Moodly, Experian
23:41Open your fave notes app, this episode is packed with brilliant stuff. Rhona Moodly, HR Director for EMEA at Experian sat down with Anna to share her career and life journey. With a career spanning three continents, Rhona shares an insightful blend of stories and learned wisdom that we can all take something away from. To learn more about Experian and careers in data, check out their careers website - https://www.experian.com/careers/indexIG - @codefirstgirlsTW - @codefirstgirlsProduced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network
Ep 1 - Mentoring w/ Selina Pavan, Bank of America
24:21Almost everyone accepts the importance of mentoring, but so few of us actually have a mentoring relationship. How do you find a mentor? What does that relationship look like? And what does the outcome of mentoring lead to?Selina Pavan, a long-time friend of Code First Girls and senior tech leader at Bank of America joins us to share her own story and her personal passion for mentoring. Produced by: Jonathan HewittEdited by: The MPowered Podcast Network