Sarah was one of the first social media pioneers in the UK.
We discuss the politics and virality of online laughter (not that I always found it quite so amusing in my role as a political adviser!) and how she now runs a course at Cambridge University called: Mashups, Memes and Online Laughter.
She is now a senior independent director of TechNation, a network for ambitious entrepreneurs. In this role, she mentions, the big growth areas being in health and energy sometimes referred to as CleanTech or Greentech.
We also discuss some of the most important roles being software engineers, data analysts and marketing.
There were three companies that Sarah namechecked.
- is a mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food. It is run by the very impressive Tessa Clarke
- is an online marketplace seamlessly connecting independent nurses and carers with the shifts they want.
- is making the process around will writing much easier and attempting to make life simpler for the loved ones when someone passes away.
You can listen to that episode here
or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also purchase Sarah’s book, Stepping Up: How to accelerate your leadership potential,
a career handbook for millennials here