Renee Noble is the executive director of the Girls’ Programming Network and was recently named in the Australia Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. After a late introduction to tech, Renee is passionate about making coding education exciting and accessible to everyone. She strives to create scalable content and methods for including girls, women and people from other under-represented gender groups. She talks about non-technical skills that you need working in tech, the big-picture strategic thinking that is the foundation for working in technology, and that it’s about helping people solve problems. Renee talks about unconscious bias, how it shows up in real-life applications and increasing empathy through understanding. She also talks about growing your skills and confidence through volunteering and recognising your worth.