The Age named Ally Watson one of Australia’s nine most influential female entrepreneurs of 2017.
After spending seven years working as a software engineer across the UK and Australia her unique and refreshing insights into the life of a woman in a male-dominated industry led her to co-found the highly acclaimed ‘Code Like a Girl’ in 2015. Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish, in the world of coding.
Ally is a values-led entrepreneur and at the heart of her work is a passion to create innovative and accessible learning pathways into technology where every girl, from any background, feels included, inspired and capable.
Code Like a Girl’s efforts in addressing the gender gap in tech has been commended numerously; receiving AWS Community Champion of the Year 2018, Gold Disruptor award at 2016’s Australian Computer Society Awards, 2016’s B&T Women in Media Award for Technology and taking home an Education merit award at the City of Melbourne’s 2017 & 2016 #TechDiversity Awards