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Amy has been a digital engagement manager for the Department of Health for 6 months

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FACTFILE

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I failed my ICT GCSE coursework

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My first computer ran on MSDOS

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My favourite words are buffalo and marshmallow

WHAT DO YOU DO?

My job is to make sure as many people as possible know about the Department of Health’s policy consultations. This means focusing on our users, and how to reach them including email marketing and engagement plans. I also work on developing processes and upskilling policy teams in digital engagement

What made you decide to do this?

I had previously worked in social media and digital training. Working for the Department of Health gives me the opportunity to work on policy and get more people involved in policy that affects them.

How long have you been doing it?

6 Months

Do you have a mentor or anyone who supports you?

My previous mentors have been Heads of Digital teams or CEOs of organisations, they all helped me develop my skills and career aspirations.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Rachel Neaman - CEO of Corsham Institute, a not-for-profit organisation working for fair, inclusive, prosperous and creativity society based on trust and security

She has not let anything stand in her way for her career and has been innovative in her roles.

What do you wish you'd known 10 years ago? What difference would knowing that have made?

Women can be in strategic leadership positions even if the skills courses are attended by men and panels are male dominated.

What are the best things about being a woman in an industry dominated by men?

It is a chance to show that women can do as good if not better in these roles.

What advice do you have for girls or women considering a tech role?

Believe you can - do not listen to those who tell you that you can't.

What is your favourite quote?

"You don't know until you have tried"