I was a proper computer game geek as a kid. I loved gaming. So why didn’t I end up getting more into coding as a kid? In my case, there was no information about getting into computing at school and no dedicated computing classes either in school or outside. I did look at pursuing a career in games development and back then got told that these sorts of jobs didn’t exist in the UK.
I ended up getting a degree in Moving Image Production where I spent three years learning how to make films. As a producer, I would manage the production process from start to finish; I gained management skills, financial skills, negotiation skills and I also honed in on how important empathy and communication skills are (and as a tangent, I learnt how to do Flash/Front-End coding as part of a module which got me into making my own websites). These were the skills that I built on after leaving university and they are the ones that let me sidestep into a great career in digital, starting out in product management and moving onto software project delivery.
Read more here: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/why-dont-more-females-consider-a-career-in-tech_uk_5ae88035e4b08248abaa6ec2?utm_hp_ref=uk-women