I decided to start Codess after a terrible experience when I first began my Cognitive Science degree. I remember very clearly being the only female in my class, feeling alienated when it came to choosing teams for group projects and debating in class discussions. When I was at University I didn't have the support I required to keep going with software engineering, I didn't know the career opportunities available should I have continued along that path.
Joining Microsoft gave me the opportunity to make a difference, I was able to gain insight and knowledge of how truly exciting the engineering industry can be, and Microsoft inspired me to start Codess. It was my mission to ensure women today and in the future are given the advice and support they need to feel inspired about a career in engineering.