I am passionate about getting more girls into computing sectors and supporting women in IT.
As a latecomer to technology, I understand some of the feelings of ambivalence that young girls might have towards the study of computing and careers in technology generally. Whilst at school, I was the girl who steered well clear of the subject; technology wasn’t even on my radar.
Now, as someone who has worked in tech for over 15 years, I am the person who is very keen to encourage more girls into computing and IT.
Recent Outreach work with Cardiff Met University
June 2021: Girls in STEM Cardiff Met University event. Delivered (virtually) an one hour session on Aesthetic Programming.
May & June 2021: Working with First Campus to develop a aesthetic programming project to engage children in coding. We delivered sessions in the following schools: Ninian Park primary school, Mount Stuart Primary school, Ysgol y Ferch o'r Sgêr, Milton Primary Newport, Pencaerau Primary school, Hywel Dda Primary school, Bryn Celyn Primary school, St Mary's School Butetown, and Maindee Primary, Newport.
June 2021: Delivered a Computing Career one hour session to Ninian Park primary School, Cardiff
2021 to present: Working with three Cardiff Met University female students to set up the first Welsh/ UK student chapter with WICYS. The aim is to encourage more girls into Cyber.
2021: Supporting (with project management) a group of secondary girls for a F1 Schools STEM Challenge. They are through to the world platform.
2020 to present: Working as an ambassador with the CyberFirst to engage more children into Cyber.