For this Rails Girls London I wanted to talk about not needing to be an expert to solve real world problems.
Entrepreneurs and startups seem to be our new heroes but most of the people you read about are male. This is especially true of CEO’s and other senior managers. Much better informed people than me have written about why this is a problem and how we can go about fixing it.
I thought it would be worth highlighting one of the women in a senior position that have inspired me, Thayer Prime, who beside having just the best name, is currently CEO and founder of Team Prime and Primed.is.
She started in technology as a developer but moved on to running multiple successful startups, helped many well-known company’s and organisations. In addition to all that she has also run a wonderful conference, some very enjoyable christmas parties and mentored people new to the London tech scene. She managed to find the time to ran a marathon.
One of the biggest thing that continues to inspire me, is the way she does business differently, giving to charity via her company, not working all hours, spending time with her family. More people should follow her example
In my day job one of things I spent a lot of time on is recruitment. So when I was asked if I wanted to talk at Rail Girls London 7, something around hiring was the natural choice.
I was very lucky and got to do many interesting things over the year.
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