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Sammy is founder of a specialist marketing company working in the Virtual Reality (VR) industry.
I used to work in a theatre running pantomimes and comedy nights. "Oh no you didn't"
My career goal when I was young was to dig up & discover dinosaurs
I am addicted to drinking cups of tea
I run a specialist marketing company working in the VR industry - basically, I get to play with tech all day. When running your own start-up company your role changes from day to day, which I love. My main focus is managing my current clients, bringing in new business and using my voice as a positive for the industry. I often do motivational talks, always happy to discuss my struggles and achievements as afemale founder.
I fell in love with technology in my first job in the games industry. I wanted to do much more for the industry to help it grow. This gave me the idea to start a company. My business partner had also been working in the industry, both of us decided to take a leap of faith and start our own venture.
Holly Brockwell was one of the first women I came across in the tech world that really inspired me. She encouraged me to grow into a confident woman and not be afraid of my own opinion.
I hadn't started a company before, so there are many things I wish I had known. However, I think learning everything - going through highs and lows - has actually made me much more resilient, hard-working and appreciative of how to run a company.
Sometimes I find that being a woman in tech can appear really daunting, I remember my first couple of networking events and I had no idea that I would be the only woman in the room, but it made me speak a bit louder. I have found that men in tech are incredibly supportive and aware that they need to help support and welcome women.
No matter your age or your gender you DO belong in the tech world. Being the only woman in the room is not a bad thing. See it as an opportunity.