International Women’s Day with Marie Leverton
I’ve not come across too many to be honest. One of the biggest barriers is definitely companies wanting to work using Agile practices, but not really changing their mindset to deliver that and still heading towards heavy management structures. A lot of procurement companies can also stop Agile in its paces – sometimes the people on the ground want to work Agile but their procurement department can put the stoppers on.
Try and work across multiple technologies and areas to learn as much as you can, and ask plenty of questions. Find out what makes you and others tick. Get qualified, it’s not the be all and end all but a solid understanding of practices and the whys will really help you.
Celebrating all the amazing women who are my friends, family and co-workers.
My mum is an everyday rockstar. I’m fortunate that I have worked alongside some amazing women. Gill Ball at Mediaworks, Melissa Hendry at Ddroid, and Charlotte Moody at Strat7 are all women who I have learnt from and who are also compassionate and kind. I’m also a Guilty Feminist follower, for my regular hit of inspirational women.
We have an amazing Talent and Wellbeing Manager, Rachael Midgley, who works hard to make sure that everything from our recruitment and interview process to our work outings are approached by factoring in inclusion.
Here at 6B, we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent to bolster our ranks.