Meet the team girl gang changemakers

The Code Like a Girl team are a diverse group of women 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.

Alicia Foreman Marketing and Partnerships By day Alicia leads digital marketing strategy, campaigns and activity within PwC Ventures, PwC Australia's Innovation and Disruption team. By night she's a budding coder helping the team with marketing and partnership opportunities to help the growth of the organisation.

Alicia Foreman
Marketing and Partnerships

By day Alicia leads digital marketing strategy, campaigns and activity within PwC Ventures, PwC Australia's Innovation and Disruption team. By night she's a budding coder helping the team with marketing and partnership opportunities to help the growth of the organisation.

Anna Hayes Junior Programs & Education 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
Junior Programs & Education


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.

Lydia Wang Event & Workshop 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 & Workshop Coordinator


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

Nina Mujdzic Coding Instructor 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
Coding Instructor

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. 

Lauren Grimes Coding Instructor

Lauren Grimes
Coding Instructor

Mai Nguyen Lead 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
Lead 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.

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.

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.

Johana Foster Event & Workshop 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 & Workshop 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.

Amelia Schmidt Coding Instructor   Milly has a weird and wonderful work background that spans writing, editing, teaching, photography, engineering, UX research and design, people and project management and entrepreneurship. She likes to try new things and then combine all her skills into new roles. Milly's got experience in agency, product, small and medium business, and she's also working on her own products.

Amelia Schmidt
Coding Instructor
 

Milly has a weird and wonderful work background that spans writing, editing, teaching, photography, engineering, UX research and design, people and project management and entrepreneurship. She likes to try new things and then combine all her skills into new roles. Milly's got experience in agency, product, small and medium business, and she's also working on her own products.

Gala Camacho Social Impact

Gala Camacho
Social Impact

 
Laura Summers Coding Instructor

Laura Summers
Coding Instructor

Samantha Floreani Events Manager

Samantha Floreani
Events Manager