She Codes Plus Showcase: Tips for Building a Career in Tech

At Women in Digital, we are fierce advocates for connecting, educating, and empowering women to give them the skills and support they need to thrive in the tech industry. We are very lucky to not be alone in this mission and another great organisation trying to build up women (and software) is She Codes. We

Building Your Board Career: Insights with Suzanne Ardagh

A career as a Board Member can be hugely rewarding but it isn’t something you can make happen overnight. Last week, we were joined by accomplished Board Director and Executive, Suzanne Ardagh (Lester Blades), an accomplished Board Director and Executive, to discuss the steps and skills you need to carve out your own Board career.

By |2020-12-07T15:49:48+10:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Building Your Board Career: Insights with Suzanne Ardagh

Fareena Contractor’s 8 Tips Towards Resilience

At the 2020 Women in Digital (Virtual) Awards, we were thrilled to host the Director of International Emerging Tech Innovation at Walmart (yes, Walmart!) as our international keynote speaker. Her name is Fareena Contractor. A former molecular geneticist, Fareena has experienced her fair share of surprising career pivots to get where she is today. After

Finding Your Fit In Digital: Thriving as a tech lead who isn’t on the tools

With such a wide array of new opportunities available in marketing, it isn’t surprising that many people struggle to see exactly where they fit in. Emma Wilkinson knows this first-hand. A self-reported ‘digital unicorn’, Emma is an adventurous go-getter who has worked across a broad range of industries and specialisations, gaining a wealth of experience

By |2020-09-12T12:00:26+10:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: Career Tips|0 Comments

6 Ways Job Sharing can Boost your Digital Career

By Kathy Wilson It wasn’t all that long ago that seeking part-time work was like hanging a sign across your LinkedIn profile saying “not that interested in my career.” Not only was there a salary penalty but promotions suddenly became “unavailable” and career-enhancing projects would disappear like a puff of smoke. But in 2007, Tim

Why PowerPoint is the Holy Grail in Consulting

By Sejal Jamnadas To a casual observer, it might seem consultants spend an excessive time on PowerPoint; re-sizing and aligning boxes, re-arranging slides and re-editing tag lines. We’re known for creating ‘pretty presentations’. Not only that, most people are terrible at it. ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is all too real and common — painful to read, even worse

The 5 Awkward Phases of Design Thinking Facilitation

By Sejal Jamnadas An attempt to use design thinking could be likened to experiencing the peak of your professional imposter syndrome. I mean surely, somebody will eventually figure out that you have no idea what the final outcome will be of the session. All you have is some butchers’ paper, post-it notes, the people sitting

By |2018-02-12T21:53:41+10:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Being Mentored Without Being Mentored

By Sejal Jamnadas You don’t suddenly have a mentor by asking someone to be your mentor. You don’t have a mentor by setting up monthly phone-calls or writing timelines and goals. It’s also not enough to just latch onto one mentor to cry to about all your woes and dreams. Artificial, formal mentoring relationships are

By |2018-01-28T21:07:59+10:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

So where do you want to go with your career?

By Sejal Jamnadas ‘So, where do you want to go in your career?’ is probably the hardest question anybody could ever ask me. Firstly, because I don’t have actually have a ‘good’ answer. You know, like all those people who can ramble on their 5 and 10 year career plans and know exactly what industry

By |2017-12-11T22:08:58+10:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Tips|0 Comments

5 Ways Employees and Companies Benefit from Flexible Working Options

It’s not all about the benjamins. Today’s workers increasingly value the ability to work where and when they want, with many saying it’s even more important than pay. As a long-time remote worker — I currently write remotely for Biteable's blog — I can personally vouch for the benefits of flexible work. At Biteable, our

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