To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Astley Media is shining a light on some of the fantastic women in tech across the South West.

 

Georgia Stewart is the co-founder of Tumelo, an impact-focused financial technology firm based in Bristol. Georgia has a first class degree from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences (Climate Change and Ecology). She has also worked at multiple green finance asset management houses and NGOs.

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in Tech?

I wanted to make a genuine difference to the pensions and investments industry. Good technology is engaging for end users and has the ability to make complex information accessible and comprehendible to the masses. If you can create a great tech solution that people want to use, then you have the power to update the narrative on how industries operate.

 

What words of advice would you give to women looking to get into the Tech sector but are hesitant due to the lack of diversity?

Feel empowered that by working in Tech as a women you’re already reducing this lack of diversity and paving the way for more women in Tech to follow.

Speak to other women in the sector, get as much advice as you can as early as possible. There are loads of fantastic communities for women in tech around the world, here you will realise you are far from alone in this space.

 

What is the best thing about working in Tech in the South West?

We are very proud to be a company born out of the South West. There is a fantastic community of startups here eager to support one another. As a fintech, we depend on high standards of tech talent within the team. As the South West is notoriously home to a buzzing tech scene we have been able to expand our team of bright sparks with the very best tech talent the UK has to offer.

 

What advice would you give your younger self about the journey ahead in the Tech industry?

Get advice from existing Tech founders early on. And don’t be afraid to abandon your initial product idea because the next one just may change the world!

Georgia Stewart