When the guys at the Evening Standard paper reached out to say they'd like to interview me for their podcast 'Women Tech Charge' I was hugely flattered.
With Anne-Marie Imafadon MBE
Anne-Marie was a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy and was one of the youngest to pass two GCSEs in two different subjects while in primary school. She founded and became CEO of Stemettes in 2013, a social enterprise promoting women in STEM careers. She says of herself 'I like Maths, Tech & helping others.' She also has very cool hair.
After being ill for a few days I wasn't in the best shape for the interview and ended up having to ask to move it back an hour. Not very professional and my pet peeve about Parkinson's, it's ability to stop you being able to leave the house and make you late so you seem like a diva, which wasn't contributing to the vibe I was hoping to give off. The team thankfully were very sweet about it and on arrival I was welcomed in like an old friend by Producers Chris and David and presenter Anne-Marie.
We settled down to chat about technology, how it has affected my life and what i'm trying to do with it to help others. Chatting to Anne-Marie was really easy and it just flowed.
Hopefully it will get a good response when it goes out in October!
Oh and I don't know whether to be offended or flattered by the fact the woman on the security desk put me down as Work Experience! Clearly all the years of soap, water and cheap Bodyshop face cream have served me well.