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Keynote Speakers | In The News (Sept 2nd)

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Kathryn Parsons and Michael Acton Smith now ambassadors for Tech City

Chartwell wish to congratulate Kathryn Parsons – Co-CEO of Decoded, a company which brings digital literacy to thousands – who is now officially on the advisory group for London & Partners and Tech City Greater London.

This new group of ambassadors was announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who outlined his vision to make London the tech capital of the world and drive jobs and growth across the city. Other names Boris added to champion this sector include Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, and Mind Candy’s Michael Acton Smith.

When welcoming these high-level innovators, Boris said that “there is nowhere to rival London for tech firms to thrive and grow – we have the talent, the investors, and the entrepreneurial spirit…We need to build on this impressive growth and champion London as the global leader for ambitious tech companies.”

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Kathryn Parsons features in the “Young Female Power List”

Kathryn ParsonsATG|Chartwell congratulate Kathryn Parsons, founder and CEO of the digital education company, Decoded, who has been recognised in The Times by featuring on the “Young Female Power List.”

This distinguished group of women have been noted as being Britain’s top 30 female role models for 2014, from Adele to the youngest FTSE 100 female boss.

Click here to see who else made the cut.

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Kathryn Parsons wins the “Women of the Future” Award

Kathryn Parsons (4)Kathryn Parsons, tech entrepreneur and founder of Decoded, has been named a winner in the Technology & Digital category of the 2013 Women of the Future Awards.

Now in their eight year the awards recognise the achievements of successful young women in Britain today and work to create role models for the next generation of leading women in a number of fields.
Here’s what they have to say about Kathryn:

Kathryn Parsons founded Decoded in January 2011, with a vision to teach people “Code in a Day” and to pioneer a global zeitgeist around code education. She’s overseeing the international expansion of the business, including Decoded New York and Singapore, and the development of new products such as “Data in a Day.”
2013 Women of the Future Awards

Tech entreprenure Kathryn Parsons among 35 high-achieving women

Management Today has published it’s annual list of 35 high-achieving women under 35, advising readers to “meet your next boss”. 

The spread prominently features Kathryn Parsons, founder of digital education company Decoded. Also featured in the Sunday times, the list serves as a prominent guide to present talent across a number of fields. 

Here’s what they said about Kathryn:

Kathryn Parsons is a tech evangelist who decries the lack of women in science and technology. “What I hear from the women who come and learn with us is, ‘I can’t do this — my brain doesn’t work this way.’ I have to ask who created this myth,” she said.

Kathryn co-founded Decoded, which claims it can teach anyone to write computer code in a day. She is one of two entrepreneurs on the cover of this year’s 35 Women Under35 edition of Management Today.


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Management Today’s spread:

The Sunday Times: 35 Women Under 35: Coming soon to a hot seat near you

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