Theodora Costley-White

Technical Director and Founder

Women in Tech Coterie

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Speaker Bio

Over the course of her career, Theodora Costley-White has amassed over 20 years of expertise as a technical leader for B2C and B2B brands, as well as for top agencies and technology platforms. Her skillset extends to a wide variety of digital workspace, marketing, and operations solution development for domestic and international rollouts, as well as enabling Enterprise and Solution Architecture, Automation, AI and Machine Learning, Product Development and Product Management in both Software and IoT. She also has a business background and couples the technology transformations with the people side through Change Management.

Theodora has served as Technology Director for a number of well-known Global companies including Microsoft and now leverages her experience in software engineering, product development, and digital transformation to advise startups on how to implement these technologies in their businesses.

Theodora has shown a deep dedication to improving diversity and wellness in the tech industry during her whole career. With backing from local businesses, she established the Southwest Women’s Tech Coterie in 2020. Theodora is committed to helping women in technology reach their full potential and is enthusiastic about building a more welcoming and equal profession.

Fun Fact: I am a keen sewist though spend more time watching sewing tutorials than actually sewing.

Speaker Sessions

2:15pm
Presentation

Beyond Coding: Thriving In Tech Without Writing A Line Of Code

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce
  • Theodora Costley-White

    Technical Director and Founder

    Women in Tech Coterie

Think you need to code to succeed in tech? Think again! Dive into the expansive tech universe that goes far beyond just software development. This session is a beacon for women eager to penetrate the tech sector but feel hindered by not being a coder. From coveted technical certifications to diverse roles, explore the myriad pathways to a flourishing tech career.

With dual challenges identified by the ONS – women entering tech and retaining them – it’s evident the industry’s environment isn’t nurturing enough. We aim to amplify your voice and tackle these challenges head-on.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover often-overlooked development paths to boost your career
  • Embrace the technologist mindset, even without coding
  • Understand that tech credibility isn’t confined to coding skills

This session is for you if…you’re a tech-savvy woman hitting career obstacles or someone keen to step into this world, this session is your launchpad.

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