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The Change Up brought to you by TOM Organic with…Ally Watson

Carla McConnell by Carla McConnell
May 15th, 2018

We are thrilled to share with you our latest interview for our new video and podcast series…The Change Up brought to you by TOM Organic.

We have been working with TOM Organic to find out what inspires a person to make a change? To choose a different path? To fight the status quo? To try and beat the odds? We asked a group of inspiring, creative visionaries about their “Change Up” — in their careers, personal lives, health, communities, or the world around them.

In the latest episode of The Change Up we chat to Ally Watson, a developer and co-founder of Code Like a Girl, a series of workshops and events teaching, supporting and encouraging young girls and women about the world of tech – which is still a largely male-dominated field.

After two years of rejection letters from art school, Ally decided to give computer science a go and found her dream career.

Often finding herself one of very few women in a room full of men, both at school and in the workplace, Ally decided to create a social enterprise to teach young girls all about coding. Ally told us that girls from as young as six-years-old start believing brilliance and intelligence are male traits, so she knew it was super important to not just teach young girls about coding but to put female role models in front of them… and Ally is exactly the kind of role model we need for our daughters.

You can watch our full chat with Ally just below.

You can subscribe to The Change Up podcast here and get every episode delivered straight to you. You can listen to our chat with Ally in pod form  below.

Here are some bite sized bits of our chat with Ally.

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