People also call me Powerhouse.
To summarise, I am a...
I began learning to code for fun when I was 8 years old. I formed a hobby of building websites which carries on to this day - continuing to bring my ideas to life by playing around with pixels on the internet. Taking my love for technology and learning further, I took to the Clouds and became an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner in November 2019.
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In September 2018, I joined BT's exciting Graduate Scheme working in the Digital Engineering team. Lasting 2 years, this development programme allows four 6 month long rotations across the different delivery teams within BT Consumer Digital.
Passionate about creating a better environment for future engineers, I actively work with communities to help bridge the inequalities in the tech industry, focusing speficially on females and people of colour representation. For over 3 years, I've proudly worked with Code First: Girls to deliver coding community courses for young women.
With diversity and inclusion at the core of my community work, I pioneered the first Women in Tech student community in Sheffield. Also, as part of the MedTech Sheffield committee, I led in bringing students from different backgrounds together to events, workshops and hackathons.
In addition, in my role at BT, I am a part of the Gender Equality Network (GEN) where I regularly push initiatives at our Leeds base. I have also been involved in the furtHER program as a mentor to upskill young women into joining the industry.
‣ Feb 2017: Collaboration with HackSheffield to take over 20 CFG students to the InspireWIT conference.
‣ March 2016: Introducing CFG students to the hackathon scene and the wider Women in Tech community.
‣ April 2018: Efforts in organising #HackMed18 saw an increase in attendance of women (47%) and students from different backgrounds including Humanities, Finance and Arts.
‣ March 2019: For International Women's Day, I organised an event at the BT office in Leeds with local Yorkshire speakers in the tech community which was shared and highlighted by BT Consumer's CEO, Marc Allera.
13 years ago, I started writing on the web.
My blog has evolved over time, I now write about reflections of my experiences for both my self development journey as well as daily adventures in life.
Examples of the topics I cover include monthly reflections, equality in STEM, well-being, and building your online presence. I regularly collaborate with different brands, people and companies. A full list of topics can be found here.
I also also started branching out into YouTube and have worked with different people on communicating messages across to my global auidence.
Working on my blog has allowed me to develop skills in:
...from the University of Sheffield where I obtained my undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience.
My Employment Experience Year was at the University in a Communications and External Engagement role. Although the placement was not a typical one to be taken by BMS students, I learned a lot from the 12 months. My contribution over the year, led me to be selected as a Finalist for "Best Intern" at the National Employability Awards 2018.
Inspired by my placement, I always encourage students to not let their degree restrict them to what they can do and go beyond! Because of this philosophy, I took on several roles such as student vlogger, enterprise intern and remote developer during my time at university.
Thanks to YOU @paulienuh for inspiring me every time I checkout twitter. You're an absolute power house & role model to many! 💎🎉— Charlotte Fereday (@CharlotteBRF) June 3, 2017
Making a name for herself everywhere she goes, by working hard and overdelivering, always. 👌— Matt Burman @ 🇬🇧 (@_mattburman) July 24, 2017
It’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed, I am always here if you’d like to have a chat. Just remember that you are the most inspirational person in my life and I look up to you, especially with how well you cope with everything: you can get through this, too. I believe in you!— Hadiyah Qureshi (@hadiyah_qureshi) 25 July 2018
Good stuff! You will go far in the industry if you keep all this up— Jon Church 🍕 (@jonchurch) September 30, 2017
Some never find courage to be so open, but it makes all the diff 💯👏👍
I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with like-minded people. Let's connect!
I'm available for freelance work - I can help you develop your website, improve digital communications, and manage and grow your social media. I can also help out at your community events as a speaker or volunteer.
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