Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Being Underestimated as a Woman
Welcome back to this episode of Disrupt! Today we are joined by the fabulous Alexandra Morris. From starting her career behind the bars in hospitality, to the CEO of property solutions company Let’s Move UK. Looking at her LinkedIn profile, it appears as if her career has been nothing but linear and seamless, but that’s far from the truth! From being consistently underestimated due to her gender and non-linear career path, to sexual harassment at events. It’s safe to say Alex has been through the ringer and built thick skin overtime.
Listen to the full episode of Disrupt to learn more.
What was Alexandra’s journey into tech?
Growing up in hospitality and learning to run a business
From hospitality to conveyancing
Interest in law
Joining Make Your Move and her first tech role
Why Alexandra decided to do a law degree on top of her career.
The challenges around being underestimated
Not being taken seriously in her working career
A law degree would have been her natural path if she didn’t have her career
Exploring the “what if”
Law is ready for technical innovation
Being taken more seriously and tackling those who are judgemental.
Proving that you are capable even if you have children at a young age
Falling into an industry and proving that you’re still credible
Tech is a career that you can fall into
Not knowing what you want to do at a young age
College into university doesn’t work for everyone
Technology and the future: will it dehumanise the world?
Developing tech and asking what problem it will solve
The effect social media has on mental health
The problem gender has on data
Gender and equality: struggling with the attitude of the opposite gender.
Not being heard in a room full of too many ideas
Sexual advances being made by board members
Female and male co-founders must be in a relationship
Sexual discrimination at a private members club
Raising a sexual harassment issue and being ignored because someone is a big customer
Key drivers for the future of Let’s Move UK.
Launching different products to help the way people live in houses
Disrupt is a podcast where host Hayley Roberts, CEO of cybersecurity distrubutor, Distology, is joined by guests to challenge the stereotypes in the IT industry and highlight the innovative ways business are working and overcoming these issues. And generally just having a good time being disruptive!