Lessons to my teenage self

Whilst we all learn from our mistakes, it’s even better to learn from other people’s! This is your opportunity to hear the experiences of young women who have started a career related to tech.

Sjoukje Ijlstra is a software engineer, a freelance Code First: Girls instructor and has won multiple awards, including Women in Software Power List Winner (2020). She has a degree in Maths.

Caitlin Clark is a senior consultant at Sopra Steria, specialising in the Public Sector, and led BCSWomen to be a finalist in the 2019 Scotland Women in Technology Awards. Caitlin’s degree is in Physiology and Sports Science.

Eilidh Smith is a solicitor at Brodies LLP, with experience of representing and advising clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including those in tech. As ethics in technology becomes more and more important, Eilidh brings a new way of thinking.

Sjoukje, Caitlin and Eilidh will spend a few minutes talking about what they’d tell their teenage selves – if they had the opportunity to go back and meet them – and then you can ask them any question you like about why they choose to work in tech.

This session will be hosted by Sharon Moore MBE.