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Catherine Trotter
Senior Director
Slalom Build
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I lead Slalom's Product and Platform engineering teams for Slalom Build in Manchester. My role covers everything from recruitment and onboarding right through to office design, people and business development

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I'm a problem solver. I love to be pushed outside of my comfort zone and take on big hairy challenges.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

After completing a-levels at Lymm High School, I went on to complete a BSC Hons in Computer information Systems at the University of Liverpool.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I actually fell into tech. I studied Computer Information Systems at University but didn't enjoy the coding elements of the course and so came out of uni determined that tech wasn't my path. Every subsequent role that I took, used my broader tech skills and after a very short time, I began to realise that 'Tech' is much broader than writing code. I love the flexibility that comes with working in digital and the breadth of work you can get involved in. I also love the pace of work (and change).

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Do it! It's a great industry to be in and we're desperately in need of your diverse skills and input


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