Anna Brailsford

CEO & Co-Founder

Code First Girls

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Speaker Bio

As CEO of Code First Girls, Anna Brailsford is on a mission to eliminate the diversity gap in tech by providing free education and employment to women, globally.

Anna has transformed Code First Girls from a social enterprise to a rapidly accelerating profit-making business, including securing Series A funding from female angel investors and a leading investment firm to accelerate the company’s growth and close the gender gap in the traditionally male-dominated tech industry.

Anna has plans to create one million opportunities for women to learn to code and participate in the tech industry in the next five years.

Previously, Anna was the Commercial Director of both and LinkedIn. When LinkedIn acquired Lynda for $1.5 Billion 2015, she became part of the fourth-largest acquisition in social media history and subsequently contributed to the creation of LinkedIn Learning, one of the largest online learning platforms.

Fun Fact: Member of Institute of Coding, Advisor to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and can talk forever about Liverpool FC.

Speaker Sessions


Building A Tech Talent Strategy For The Future

30 mins
  • Track - Keynote
  • Career Development
  • HR/DEI
  • Software & Development
  • Anna Brailsford

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Code First Girls

  • Harriet Rees

    Chief Information Officer

    Starling Bank

Join this engaging fireside chat as we delve into the evolving tech landscape and the future of hiring tech talent. Drawing from the experiences of industry technology leaders, we’ll explore how to navigate the ever-shifting global talent landscape. Discover how leading companies are responding to and shaping global talent trends, and gain insights into the positive impact of fostering diversity in your tech talent pool.

Our experts will share practical wisdom on attracting, retaining, and nurturing a diverse workforce, while creating an inclusive company culture that fosters innovation and drives business growth.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how leading companies are navigating global talent trends
  • Understand the positive business impact of hiring diverse tech talent
  • Gain insights on attracting and retaining diverse talent, and building an inclusive company culture

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