Meet the team girl gang changemakers

Code Like a Girl is run by a group of volunteers who collectively bring over 100 years of industry experience between them. 

 
Ally Watson Co-Founder Code Like a Girl was founded by developer and Computer Science graduate Ally Watson. After experiencing first hand the barriers women face in the male dominated industry of tech. She set out to spark change by inspiring a new generation of girls to acquire coding as a skill and to encourage more females to step into leadership roles.

Ally Watson
Co-Founder

Code Like a Girl was founded by developer and Computer Science graduate Ally Watson. After experiencing first hand the barriers women face in the male dominated industry of tech. She set out to spark change by inspiring a new generation of girls to acquire coding as a skill and to encourage more females to step into leadership roles.

Vanessa Doake Co-Founder The pursuit of gender equality has been a theme throughout Vanessa's work life, and while she believes the tech industry is an exciting, progressive and innovative space, it's no secret that women are far less represented than men. She's passionate about creating systemic change to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers which prevent girls from a career in coding.

Vanessa Doake
Co-Founder

The pursuit of gender equality has been a theme throughout Vanessa's work life, and while she believes the tech industry is an exciting, progressive and innovative space, it's no secret that women are far less represented than men. She's passionate about creating systemic change to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers which prevent girls from a career in coding.

 
Anna Hayes Workshop Coordinator Anna is an enthusiastic primary school teacher with experience in planning and delivering an eLearning curriculum. Anna is passionate about girls learning (and loving) to code and breaking through the gender bias in Computer Science from the earliest possible age.

Anna Hayes
Workshop Coordinator

Anna is an enthusiastic primary school teacher with experience in planning and delivering an eLearning curriculum. Anna is passionate about girls learning (and loving) to code and breaking through the gender bias in Computer Science from the earliest possible age.

Marcellina Mardian Social Media & Creative Marci has always been passionate about fostering communities and local initiatives, and had been involved in other local events in Melbourne before starting Code Like a Girl. 

Marcellina Mardian
Social Media & Creative

Marci has always been passionate about fostering communities and local initiatives, and had been involved in other local events in Melbourne before starting Code Like a Girl. 

Mai Nguyen Workshop Coordinator Energetic, enthusiastic and detail-driven, Mai is a skilled developer and strong marketer. She has a passion for helping girls build their self-confidence and reach their full potential both in life and future careers.

Mai Nguyen
Workshop Coordinator

Energetic, enthusiastic and detail-driven, Mai is a skilled developer and strong marketer. She has a passion for helping girls build their self-confidence and reach their full potential both in life and future careers.

Lydia Wang Event Coordinator Currently studying Bachelor of Software Engineering and working on her coding skills for a bright career in the world of Tech.

Lydia Wang
Event Coordinator

Currently studying Bachelor of Software Engineering and working on her coding skills for a bright career in the world of Tech.

Nina Mujdzic Workshop Coordinator Melbourne based Swedish front-end developer with five years of experience, currently working at Letterbox Design Studio. Passionate about coding websites and delivering challenging projects, all whilst maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. 

Nina Mujdzic
Workshop Coordinator

Melbourne based Swedish front-end developer with five years of experience, currently working at Letterbox Design Studio. Passionate about coding websites and delivering challenging projects, all whilst maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. 

Johana Foster Event Coordinator While in the middle of completing her degree, Johana kick-started her career building microservices and is now expanding to development in a growth focused team.

Johana Foster
Event Coordinator

While in the middle of completing her degree, Johana kick-started her career building microservices and is now expanding to development in a growth focused team.

Gwenda Shim Social Media Currently leading digital marketing strategy at Yamaha Home Entertainment Australia, Gwenda began her career working in social media after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in International Business and Science.A multi-lingual ideas and geekery buff, curiosity is a key driver in her approach to everything.

Gwenda Shim
Social Media

Currently leading digital marketing strategy at Yamaha Home Entertainment Australia, Gwenda began her career working in social media after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in International Business and Science.A multi-lingual ideas and geekery buff, curiosity is a key driver in her approach to everything.

Lyndsey Cooper Event Coordinator Website production manager across various platforms in an agency working closely with the design and development team.

Lyndsey Cooper
Event Coordinator

Website production manager across various platforms in an agency working closely with the design and development team.

Cheng Chua Social Media Cheng is currently studying Psychology and Computer Science at The University of Melbourne. She discovered coding during her University studies, and has since loved to build applications and websites in her free time. 

Cheng Chua
Social Media

Cheng is currently studying Psychology and Computer Science at The University of Melbourne. She discovered coding during her University studies, and has since loved to build applications and websites in her free time.