Gillian Hughes of Veoo talks about her experience of going into engineering after being at a Dublin girls boarding school and her career afterwards with mBlox, WWE and Facebook. She talks about being able to do whatever you want, doing things people didn’t expect her to do and ignoring social limits. Helen and Gillian discuss their experiences as women attending industry events like Mobile World Congress and the importance of showcasing women’s work to general audiences. Gillian finishes up with her advice on negotiating salary.
Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.