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Episode 1 · Zoe Cunningham

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On this week's episode, we talk to Zoe Cunningham, the Managing Director of Softwire, an advocate for women in technology-related businesses and the 2010 Ladies World Backgammon Champion.

From her journey into the tech industry to her focus on mental health and the importance of hiring good people - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her fascinating career path.

Episode 2 · Sonya Barlow

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In this week's episode, we talk to Sonya Barlow, Founder and CEO of Like Minded Females, a TEDx Speaker and one of Computer Weekly's most Influential Women in UK Tech 2020.

Focused on enabling and empowering women and underrepresented groups into tech, business & entrepreneurship. She takes us through her first jobs in tech to running her own diversity & inclusion consultancy and her recent 50K running challenge - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her inspiring career path.

Learn more about Like Minded Females here.
Watch Sonya's TEDx talk 'Failure comes before resilience' here.

Episode 3 · Yemi Oluseun

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In this week's episode, we talk to Yemi Oluseun, an Award-Winning Project and Programme Manager and Business Analyst. She's also a coach and business mentor on the Prince’s Trust Next Step Programme.

From starting out in investment banking to OTC trading and her shift to becoming a project manager officer. She takes us through her passion for change and what she thinks can be done for 'women in tech' - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her intriguing career path.

Episode 4 · Lisa Harrington

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In this week's episode, we talk to Lisa Harrington, ex-Chief Customer Officer at BT Group and founder of the BT TechWomen programme. She's an active advocate for diversity in the workplace, particularly in tech but also an advisor at TechPixies and non-executive director at both the Post Office and Calisen.

From starting out in Business to her swift journey into consulting and coding. She takes us through her thoughts on the digital skills gap leaving people behind, the impact of remote working, and the importance of continuous learning - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her motivational career path.

Episode 5 · Genevieve Leveille

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In this week's conversation, we talk to Genevieve Leveille, principal founder and CEO of AgriLedger, an innovative entrepreneur, global speaker and one of the FT's Top 100 BAME in UK Technology 2019.

From starting out in corporate and institutional banking to being now recognized as an authority in the realm of digital identity and financial transformation - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her incredible career path.

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