New women in tech podcast launches

Digital Her podcast

A Greater Manchester-wide initiative that encourages women into the tech industry has launched its new podcast this week.

Digital Her has been developed and run by tech trade body Manchester Digital since 2019 and was set up to encourage young women into the tech industry, as well as supporting them throughout their whole careers.

The Digital Her podcast brings together women from the 350-strong Digital Her community to have a series of inspiring conversations about what the tech industry has to offer, what opportunities are available, as well as topics that affect many people such as understanding Imposter Syndrome or moving into leadership roles. 

The podcast features guests from Digital Her sponsors including Atkins, AutoTrader UK, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence and hackajob, as well as a host of Manchester Digital members.

Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, who spearheaded the programme, said: “We’re really proud to officially launch our Digital Her podcast which will help spread our message further and continue to encourage more women into the tech industry. 

“By bringing together different voices from women with different journeys and different paths into their tech roles, we can share their experiences and understand the various challenges that women have experienced in the tech industry.”

Hosted and produced by Digital Her programme lead Kirsten Peters Roebuck, with special guest hosts too, there are five episodes being launched in the first series, with one a week being released from September 20. The first episode is about careers in Fintech, with guests Zahraa Murtaza from GFT; and Sian English and Jo Gibson from Bankifi.

The following episode themes are: Imposter Syndrome and whether it’s real; careers in cyber security; first roles in leadership and careers in geospatial technology.

Pictured: Front, Kirsten Peters Roebuck, Digital Her. Back, L-R Jo Gibson, BankiFi, Zahraa Murtaza, GFT, Sian English, BankiFi