I have always had an interest in tech, although it was never at the forefront of my career and study decisions. I thought of myself as more of a ‘creative’, so my interests during school were heavily focused on music and drama, before then going on to study Marketing at University. In both my studies and in my career, I have always steered towards digital marketing and as such had a keen interest in understanding the tech side of my career; understanding algorithms on social media, learning HTML and CSS for web development and delving into marketing automation.
It was no wonder that the YWLIAI 2019 Camp caught my eye. To be honest, I was both nervous and excited about the camp. When I enrolled, I really only had a surface level understanding of AI and had no technical knowledge, however I recognised that my future would almost definitely include AI as a powerful way to deliver marketing outcomes. I feel the camp really inspired me to continue growing my knowledge of not just AI and its capabilities, but in tech as a whole, and how this will change and impact my future.
I am passionate about empowering and encouraging current and future generations of women to learn, understand and grow in the tech space – even if it’s not highly technical. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in the past year, it’s that the scope of what lies ahead in tech is endless, and we need women at the forefront of innovation, design and implementation. We are all beautifully unique and different, and I want to use my voice as part of the Community Leaders group to empower women to learn and grow in the AI space.