#GeekGirlMeets: The Best Advice from our Women in Tech Interviews (So Far…)

Cathy White
May 1, 2016 · 6 min read

Gemma Milne, Creative Lab Technologist at Ogilvy & Mather

“Don’t do your time. If you’re capable you should be using your skills.”

Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London, Google

“Don’t limit yourself...Anyone who wants to do anything great has to ignore a lot of good advice to get there.”

Rosario Garcia de Zuniga, CTO & Co-Founder of Headliner

“Don’t be afraid. Fear gets in the way of everything and not having fear will get you really far. And if you are afraid, find somebody who pushes you to do it. If the seed is there you’re a long way through.”

Kim Pham, Head of Platform, Frontline Ventures

“Surround yourself with like minded people. Find your tribe. Who is the core group of folks that you can lean on, and support.”

Reshma Sohoni, Founding Partner, Seedcamp

“Immerse yourself in multi-disciplinary people, concepts and ideas. Go for the unknown, unknown.”

Holly Brockwell, Founder of Gadgette

“Your instincts are usually good. You come with a set of really good premises for what feels right for you and what doesn’t…Your instincts are always where they should be and you should listen to them.”

Alice Tyler, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Open Utility

“Focus on what you enjoy…And stay while you’re learning. If you’re not learning, it’s a sign something isn’t right.”

Sharon Anne Kean, Head of Product at Bloom & Wild

“Do something you love. You’re genuinely not going to be as authentic if your heart isn’t in it. If you believe in what you’re doing and you have a passion for it, that’s infectious.”

Stephanie Alys, Co-Founder and Chief Pleasure Officer, Mystery Vibe

“Find the people that can help you and give them an incredible reason to help you. Network is just the most important thing…Your network is everything.”

Robyn Exton, Founder of HER and Co-Founder of GeekGirl Meetup UK

“ Great ideas are such a great start but everything in a company is based on execution. The fear that you don’t know anything is fine, all you have to do is start executing and keep executing, and get smart as fast as you can.”

If you know an epic woman in tech we should interview, get in touch! Tweet us @GGMUK and @Cathywhite10 or visit www.geekgirlmeetup.co.uk to submit your suggestion. (We LOVE it when you put yourselves forward too!)

Cathy White

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Passionate about all things PR and marketing for startups. Part of @GGMUK. Founder and Director of @CEWComms

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