Miranda Howe

Miranda Howe | Lloyds Banking Group

Miranda Howe

I have always had an interest in technology, starting at school where I was Technical Support Officer.

Leading a team of six, I was responsible for the lighting, microphone and visual displays in the school hall, for assemblies, school productions and external visitors. I was always the person called upon to help the teacher when something wasn't working and I decided to continue this interest by studying Computer Science at University.

I always found the most interesting parts of my degree to be the overlap between technology and other disciplines, taking every opportunity to study units from other areas, such as Geographical Information Systems and Cyberlaw.

After graduating I worked at the National Crime Agency within the National Cyber Crime Unit, as an Intelligence Officer. Obviously I’m limited in what I can say about the role but essentially we were trying to identify real people from their online personas. I found this to be a fascinating insight into technology from a law enforcement perspective and the challenges that came with trying to upskill police officers in cyber security.

My time at PwC within the data and analytics team enabled me to work on lots of different projects within technology, helping clients identify and solve issues, and make the most of the data that they held. I was the only woman in the data team for the majority of the time, and made a particular commitment to attend recruitment events or assist female applicants through the application process.
I followed this up with a role at Cookpad, a fast-paced company looking to change the way the world eats and with a mission to make everyday cooking fun. Here I was informing product owners and senior stakeholders all over the business to help guide the future of the business and improve the functionality for users.

I’ve now been at Lloyds Banking Group for around 18 months and found it to be a completely different environment again, and thankfuly I work with far more women in technology and data than I have done at any previous point in my career. As the largest online bank in the UK there is a wealth of data to explore and improve processes and discover insights geared towards Helping Britain Prosper. I have helped set up the Bristol branch of our Women in Tech network and continue to love inspiring other women to work in technology.


Miranda Howe

Miranda Howe | Cookpad

I have always had an interest in technology, starting at school where I was a Technical Support Officer. Leading a team of six, I was responsible for the lighting, microphone and visual displays in the school hall, for assemblies, school productions and external visitors. I was always the person called upon to help the teacher when something wasn't working and I decided to continue this interest by studying Computer Science at University.

I always found the most interesting parts of my degree to be the overlap between technology and other disciplines, taking every opportunity to study units from other areas, such as Geographical Information Systems and Cyberlaw.

After graduating I worked at the National Crime Agency within the National Cyber Crime Unit, as an Intelligence Officer. Obviously I’m limited in what I can say about the role but essentially we were trying to identify real people from their online personas. I found this to be a fascinating insight into technology from a law enforcement perspective and the challenges that came with trying to upskill police officers in cyber security. My time at PwC within the data and analytics team enabled me to work on lots of different projects within technology, helping clients identify and solve issues, and make the most of the data that they held. I was the only woman in the data team for the majority of the time, and made a particular commitment to attend recruitment events or assist female applicants through the application process.

I now work at Cookpad, a very different environment but a company with technology at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun, and I love the combination of food and technology in my role.