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International Women’s Day Interview – Emma, Hayley & Linda

International Women’s Day Interview – Emma, Hayley & Linda

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, we caught up with some of the inspirational women from our team to find out their thoughts and opinions on this special day, and in particular life in tech.

Emma Taylor International Women's day

Emma Taylor, Senior Business Development Manager

What does IWD mean to you?

It’s about doing what we can to truly make a positive difference for gender equality – celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against gender bias, and helping put more women at the table where decisions are being made.

What positive progress have you seen on gender equality for women in tech?

While the tech industry still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the workplace, there has been a rise in organisations focused on promoting diversity and inclusion as well as an increase in flexible working arrangements to help retain talent and attract more qualified working mothers looking to balance childcare with their careers.

Who inspires you?

Malala Yousafzai – for being truly brave and fighting for what she believes in.

How do you support and/or feel supported by other female colleagues at Feedr?

I think it’s so important that women in the workplace support and empower one another. I feel fortunate to have fostered some great relationships with female colleagues at Feedr and be part of a culture when women learn from each other, look out for one another and celebrate each other’s successes. 

On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women?

Believe in yourself and dream big – the sky’s the limit!

Who is your favourite female owned vendor on Feedr?

Kaleido Rolls

Hayley Trantum International Women's Day

Hayley Trantum, Head of Account Management

What does IWD mean to you?

Celebrating achievements of women, in their field. From Jessica Ennis-Hill to Michelle Obama.

What positive progress have you seen on gender equality for women in tech?

Work places have become more diverse. Women in tech is now spoken about and measured, but more importantly is celebrated. There are support groups and male allies. It’s also OK as a women to have children and still have a job.

Who inspires you?

You can’t work at Feedr and not be inspired by the founders, Riya Grover & Lyz Swanton

How do you support and/or feel supported by other female colleagues at Feedr?

Feedr has a great culture, made up of many talented women and men. I feel supported within my role and champion my peers to achieve their best. 

On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women?

Get involved. Don’t hesitate and don’t feel like you have to follow the crowd, be brave and believe in yourself. 

Who is your favourite female owned vendor on Feedr?

Kaleido Rolls

Linda Blank IWD 2022

Linda Blank, COO

What does IWD mean to you?

Gender equality in the workplace and celebrating achievements of women at work.

What positive progress have you seen on gender equality for women in tech?

It’s no longer seen as a strange thing to be a woman in tech. Yes, there are still more men in tech (and STEM more broadly) but women working in tech are no longer seen as the exception. I remember one of my friends at uni was the only girl in her Comp Science degree but at Feedr, for instance, we have a bunch of girls in the tech team.

Who inspires you?

It sounds like a cliche but it’s my mum who inspires me! She’s a self-made businesswoman who worked and put herself through uni. She is the first and most important example of a working mum that me and my sister have seen in our life.

How do you support and/or feel supported by other female colleagues at Feedr?

It’s a very inclusive environment with great female representation among the leadership and management team. As a result, we have a team that works around everyone’s commitments outside of work, built on trust in each other’s work and collaboration.

On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women?

Be brave and remember you’re paving the way for the next generation. 

Who is your favourite female owned vendor on Feedr?

Olive + Squash


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