Updated: Mar 3, 2021
I never did gaming in my youth. Yet I successfully studied and has a career in technology working in a variety of roles, from coding and building servers, to running infrastructure and services.
However, many young women often don't consider it as a career option because they're not into gaming or don't see many women leaders in tech.
This week I had the pleasure of hosting coding workshops at Glasgow Caledonian University’s SmartSTEM event to support young women interested in careers in technology.
I was joined by over 60 secondary students in my Learn to Code a Virtual Pet workshop, and there was a lot of laughter as they used Python to pick an animal and code their responses.
It was fantastic to be part of the event and to see such enthusiasm for technology. Events like SmartSTEM and our simple free school challenges demonstrate there are a lot of smart young women out there who could have a great career in STEM ahead of them.