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Special Edition

Women are under-represented at Board level in the digital/tech sector in Scotland. To address this imbalance, we created Special Edition, a professional development programme that seeks to help ambitious, talented women fulfill their potential and reach the very top.

Running over six months, the programme offers a dynamic mix of professional development training and creative expertise to help boost your confidence, improve your entrepreneurial skills, expand professional networks and progress your career in digital. The initiative includes formal workshops led by leading industry trainers and an international field trip to digital centres of excellence. Last year our Special Edition delegates travelled to London and Amsterdam to meet with CEOs, founders, visionaries and strategists at Google,, Microsoft, TomTom, UKIE and more.

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.

Register your interest

Applications for Special Edition 2019/20 will open in Summer 2019. Register your interest below and be the first to know when they open again! 

Special Edition Class of 2018/19

Leigh Dobson

Client Services Director


Anne Grieve

Associate Creative Director


Alanna Innes

Product Owner


Justine Leahy

Head of Production

ISO Design

Serina MacDonald

Associate Director of Data & Analytics

IProspect Edinburgh

Laura Thomson

Creative Content Strategist

Front Page

Iris Winter

Senior Developer

Wyoming Interactive

Kari Yoshime

Senior Designer


Special Edition made me realise it was ok to be an ambitious, career-driven woman with a want to a succeed. We all entered the course with a touch of imposter syndrome but left confident and focused on our future.

Stephanie Lindsay, Dog

I would say that Special Edition changed me but in fact it didn’t – it amplified me. I came out more ME that I have ever been – a more focused and courageous version of myself. My ambition grew, my self-belief grew and my determination grew. I have realised that I went in with all of these things but Special Edition empowered me and gave me the courage to accept my ambition - and own it!

Sarah Johnson, IndigoLeap

A life changing experience that has given me a new perspective on how to approach business and my own personal life.

Romana Ramzan, Glasgow Caledonian

Taking time out of your business is really hard to do, but that one day a month at TRC is some of the best time I've spent. I have a renewed confidence, I feel focused, in control and excited about the future.

Kaye Symington, Paved With Gold

The 2017/18 delegates were:

Ceri Shaw

Development Manager

Claire McGarry

Wireframe Immersive
Managing Director

Helen Reid

Dog Digital
Marketing & Comms Manager

Joanna Jakubowska

Tag Games

Laura McHard

Soluis Group
Lead Creative

Lynsey Briston

User Satisfaction Manager

Searra Dodds

Jukebox Labs
Chief Creative Officer