Who I am, What I do.
I'm a 16 year old double-scholar student at Oxford High School GDST, with a passion for STEM and Economics. I've founded 3 award-winning companies, and run workshops, clubs and talks around the country. My proudest achievements include presenting to Princess Anne, Winning the Women of the Future Awards 2017 in the Young Star category, and being a finalist in the Rising Star category of the Everywoman FDM Women in Technology Awards 2016. I've had the privilege of attending LaunchX and Outbox Incubator, and taking work experience at IBM, and I'm a huge advocate for feminism and for girls in STEM. Most recently, I've been invited to be fully funded by the American Embassy to participate in the Women2Women leadership program, as one of two outstanding young women. Want to keep up with the action? Visit my blog with the link below:
My tech love really started through participating in YRS summer courses, but has since developed to founding my own coding club with Barclays Bank, running online safety workshops, and teaching computer science to disadvantaged kids. Having been instrumental to the introduction of Computer Science at GCSE and A level at Oxford High School, I now sit on the Digital Leaders board. I've also helped develop a number of websites, and helped develop much of the complex software and hardware that went inside my first prototype of Brush, alongside WMG at Warwick University. I also co-developed an app that won the opportunity to present at the FDM Women in Technology Summit 2015, which I then went on to become a finalist in their awards a year later. Recently, I have developed a tech podcast, where I interview a variety of professionals on a range of technological issues in modern day society. It has recieved high praise, and can be found at the following link:
Starting from the days of selling unwanted toys in the school playground, I've always had a love for entrepreneurship. Since those days, I've founded 3 companies, including Brush, which won 3 out of 4 awards at the Oxford Brookes Tech Weekender 2014, and recieved investment from O2 Think Big and Natural Motion, as well as the opportunity to be presented to HRH Princess Anne. My latest start-up, Zest, which I founded with some school colleagues for Young Enterprise, has already risen to local fame in the newspapers. Our Children's picture books aim to reverse taught prejudice against social minorities and encourage diversity. I've also had the privilege to develop my entrepreneurial skills through acceptance to LaunchX and Yale Young Global Scholars, both highly competitive summer courses at esteemed Colleges, MIT and Yale. I've recently set up a new economics magazine with my classmate, which you can find through the link below (as well as Zest):
With such marvellous opportunities just a reach away from me, I'm not unaware of the beneficial circumstances I've received, and that there are others who haven't had such opportunities. I try to give back as best I can through a series of volunteering projects, including several with disadvantaged communities. I spend time reading with disadvantaged, teaching them science, computer science and internet safety, as well as teach science at my current school, Oxford High School. I also work with the pastoral team in school, looking after the new Year 7 students, as well as many leadership roles within the school community. Most recently, I am in the process of founding a charity that will work with young girls to help them achieve their life aspirations, no matter their social background.
Talks & such
Though I still legally can't drive, I have been driven to several great places to do talks and sit on panels. I've had the fortune of giving talks at esteemed universities as well as running a session with every teacher at Oxford High School to equip them with necessary tools to help girls combat online misogyny. My favourite moments however are from some of the panels I've sat on. I've had the huge privilege to be a member of the STEmettes panel at Cambridge University for Girlguiding, as well as more recently representing the GDST bychairing an International Women's Day Panel for Facebook, livestreamed to all their offices! I'm always looking for more ways to get involved, so please do contact me from one of the social buttons below:)