The Women of Tech Will Save Us: Bethany

Tuesday 8th March

Who are you?

Bethany Koby

What do you do at Tech Will Save Us?

CEO and Co-Founder – I help us all achieve our mission to spark the creative imagination of young people with hands on tech all the while staying to true to our values as a team.

Why do you love technology?

I don’t love technology. I love what technology helps us to create, imagine, and solve. Technology for me is just another medium we can use to be creative and solve problems with.

What’s your favourite piece of tech?

My BBC micro:bit!

Which woman inspired you most to get into your field

I think my mom and my grandmother who both ran their own businesses with their partners, and did it with determination, mastery and grace. They were totally different businesses and they were very different people but they had careers they loved and fulfilled them and they stayed curious and creative.

I also have been inspired by Jane and James, the founders of Sugru. She started as a designer and has invented and created this amazing product and mission driven organisation. I guess because I can see so much of our business in the journey Sugru, and Jane & James have been on, it keeps inspiring me!

If you could have a beer with any other woman in tech who would it be?

I’ve met an amazing bunch of women in tech over the last few years. Each one is on a different journey at a different stage and I feel so lucky to have met so many. Last year I met Megan Smith, the CTO to the President of the United States. She was awesome and so passionate about STEAM skills and such a down to earth person. I’d love to have a beer with her!!

Any words for aspiring tech stars?

Be brave, make it about people not tech