“While the UK tech scene is blossoming in lots of areas, we’re still far too reserved compared to our US counterparts, who express their inner drive with great exuberance.” – From “Lessons from Silicon Valley”
Years in industry? 15
Who or what inspired your career in tech?
I set up Love Home Swap, inspired by the film ‘The Holiday’ and because I couldn’t take the type of vacation I wanted with my young children.
What’s been your best hack ever?
Get up early!
What has been your greatest career challenge and how have you handled it?
Scaling a business whilst a single Mum with two children under three years old.
What is your biggest career success to date?
My exits over the last years.
Who are your role models?
Julianne Moore meets Hillary Clinton
If you could go back in time, what’s one tip you’d give your teenage self?
Accept that your hair is curly.
What do you do when you’re not kicking butt at work?
Insane amounts of exercise
Flats, heels or kicks?
The higher the heel, the closer to God
Best career advice book? The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is the bible for entrepreneurs.
Who are the women in tech that you most admire and why?
Marissa Mayer for her tenacity and for taking her baby to work