Special Edition 2017 Delegates Announced

TRCmedia is delighted to announce the latest participants in the next Special Edition – a professional development programme that seeks to help ambitious, talented women in the digital tech sector in Scotland fulfil their potential and reach the very top.

Over six months, the programme offers a dynamic mix of professional development training and creative expertise to help participants boost their confidence, improve entrepreneurial skills, expand professional networks and progress their careers.

The overall ambition of this programme is to set our female delegates on a career trajectory that ultimately leads to the boardroom. Previous delegates have gone on to secure significant promotions, including to Board level, and start their own companies.

This year’s delegates are:

Ceri Shaw | FreeAgent | Engineering Team Lead
Claire McGarry | Wireframe Immersive | Managing Director
Helen Reid | Dog Digital | Marketing & Comms Manager
Joanna Jakubowska | Tag Games | Artist
Laura McHard | Soluis Group | Lead Creative
Lynsey Briston | Skyscanner | User Satisfaction Team Leader, EMEA
Searra Dodds | Jukebox Labs | Chief Creative Officer

Claire Scally and Margaret Scott, Joint Managing Directors of TRCmedia say:

“The exceptionally high calibre of applications received from women working across the digital and technology sectors in Scotland is a clear indication of the wealth of talent within the industry.

Unfortunately, women are still under-represented in senior positions in digital businesses. Special Edition was devised with this in mind and tackles many of the issues women come up against in their career progression in this sector. We are delighted to announce our 2017 delegates and look forward to supporting them over the next six months and throughout their career progression.”

Special Edition launches in August with the first of five sessions, covering topics ranging from professional and personal goal setting to pitching with confidence. The programme also includes two field trips to visit digital centres of excellence in London and Amsterdam.

Find out more about the programme here.

Special Edition is a TRCmedia talent development programme funded by Channel 4, BBC, Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland.