Paths Uncovered is a podcast run by @akankshamalik96 where we chat with people in the tech world and uncover their journeys to how they got to where they are.
Ep 14 - Kris Howard
FILM & THEATRE - WEBSITE DEV - BURNOUT - CRAFT STORE RETAIL - BA - PEOPLE LEADER - TECH LEADER - DEV EVANGELIST - AWS
Kris has led an illustrious career from building websites - including the McDonalds UK homepage! - diving into the development world and leading it.
She shared her experiences and lessons learnt not just from the technical parts of jobs but overall in her career. From life decisions of relocations and even leaving tech due to burnout she openly shared the decisions that has lead to such an amazing and fulfilling career.
Ep 13 - Rachael Dagge
Rachael has lived many different lives clearly. From working on yacht with Russell Crowe to startups lowering food waste in hospitals to testing out how Covid tests react to American lollies.
She’s tried and tested different paths to find her right fit - from various degrees to SheCodes coding bootcamp to currently a Consultant at KPMG!
Ep 12 - Laura Summers
ENGLISH LITERATURE - QA - UX DESIGN - STARTUPS - ETHICAL AI FOUNDER
Having graduated from Cornell with a degree in Literature, Laura found herself in the middle of a recession. Gap year travels lead her to Australia for a few weeks and is still here!
Her career led from one opportunity to another - from quality assurance testing to UX designing (before it was even termed that!) to diving into the start up world. From amazing colleagues to toxic workplaces and startup challenges - Laura has seen it all and has kindly shared it all with us today.
Check out her work at her startup: https://debias.ai/
Ep 11 - Sally Grace
NEUROSCIENCE - PhD RESEARCHER - NEUROIMAGING - DATA SCIENCE
Sally Grace had always loved Biology from high school and had a successful career in the neuroscience world. She was involved with different studies and even explained some - like how to help alleviate social anxiety!
When lockdown hit in 2020, the opportunity presented for her to activate her "Academic Escape Plan" to foray into the world of data science. She shares exactly how made the switch and even handy tips if you are looking to make a similar switch!
We covered everything from psychology to how data science teams work - worth a listen to see how brains and data work!
Ep 10 - Gretchen Scott
HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT - MCDONALDS UNI - OPTIMISATIONS - CONSULTING - MASTERS - MOTHERHOOD - WEB DEV - BUSINESS DEV - TECH STARTUP
The list is quite literally never ending when it comes to Gretch and the fascinating turns her career has taken. She's always been one to walk through an open door (even if she had to shove her way through!)
Such a great chat going through the rollercoaster of life, from dropping out of high school, to determinedly finishing her undergrad with a newborn and chicken pox. Gretch is one of those people who just attracts all the best people to her - and has the stories of meeting someone at the beach who offered her a job!
An open and honest chat about everything it takes to persevere not just in tech but life in general.
Ep 9 - Gwenny Warnick
DOUBLE BASS - ENGLISH TEACHER - CURRICULUM CREATER - MARKETING - CLOUD ENGINEER
Gwenny openly and honestly shares her career path to becoming a Cloud Engineer at Mantel Group. Its filled with up and downs from teaching english in Prague to running university learning centres to then joining a tech bootcamp and leaving a successful career to start again!
Such an important and intriguing podcast!
One of my fortnightly highlights is listening with Akanksha and her guests! Every week is filled with a new and exciting “path to uncover”. Amazing work Akanksha and her guests.