‘Women in Tech’ – guest speaker Maddie Skillen

It was a privilege to welcome alumna Madeleine Skillen as a guest speaker this week as part of the Erasmus+ project mobility

Maddie, who left the Sixth Form in summer 2013, gave insights into her career path to date, opening up the world of Women in Tech and the various roles and opportunities this sector offers. Maddie, who studied Geography and French at Newcastle University, has had a number of interesting roles in the global technology sector and is currently working for a tech giant in California, thriving in this fast-changing world.

Maddie explored the topic of personal resilience, encouraging her audience to see setbacks and changes to plans as opportunities and ‘the foundation of success’.

A thoroughly enthralling and heartfelt talk – we extend our sincere thanks to Maddie for her perspective and advice to our current students. Colleagues and pupils in our Erasmus+ project schools in Germany, Hungary, Latvia and Portugal will benefit greatly from Maddie’s wise words as they consider equal opportunities in their future world of work.


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