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Is Lucy unusual in understanding the opportunities offered by degree and higher apprenticeships? Are careers advisors and parents behind the curve on these opportunities?
Is standing out (as a woman in tech) a positive or is it difficult?
It depends on the person. As long as you have a positive contribution you will be welcomed and valued. Speaking for its own sake is counterproductive.
A good point Lynette. I would say my parents were very supportive when it came to deciding what I wanted to do after leaving school and absolutely helped that curve develop.
Interesting that several panel members have talked about their skills being transferable, which is not how we tend to view tech! Which skills are truly transferable, and what would the panel suggest that young women focus on, in terms of skills building, to help them in a tech career?
Critical Thinking every time
Communication skills are key for me in tech
I think the analytical/'read between the lines' skill has been useful for me. Also having good communication skills.
What a fantastic idea… a career toolkit…!
So interesting! Why do we still ask people to submit c.v.s for a job, when we could just look at LinkedIn?
Lark or owl - which are you? Owl here
Definitely an Owl
Another owl here!
Very much a Lark
I tend to flit between the two depending on what I have on!
I think I'm a bit of both! Owl on the weekends...
I read something recently that suggests women tend to self-select out of a recruitment processes early where there is a long list of essential criteria, compared with men who tend to be more confident in applying where they don't meet all the criteria
I've heard that too, Emma
Is it a double difficulty, being a black female boss?
good question….it is about mindset …no is the short answer
Good for you!!
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Thank you for inviting me to this event, I've really enjoyed listening to everyone and it's so impressive to see where you all are in your careers.