Chloe Parker

In this ongoing series, we speak to our winners about life after winning a TechWomen100 Award.

Now in their third year, the TechWomen100 Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in tech – the emerging tech talent and role models for the future.

We spoke with Chloe Parker, who won a TechWomen100 Award in 2018.

Chloe runs Core Insights, a consultancy service for charities and non-profits, helping them to get more from their data. Through in-person consultancy, to online courses, Chloe works with charities to improve the way they record, manage and report on their data.

How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a TechWomen100 award?

I felt so privileged to have won the award and be among a list of such amazing women! It’s so great to be recognised for doing work in tech.

Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the TechWomen100 award?

I was able to offer a free webinar for charities, offering my top ten tech tips for 2019, which went down really well and helped charities with their technology needs for this year!

What advice would you give to someone else going through the award’s process?

Just believe that you could be one of the 100! Make use of your friends and family to vote for you, mine were so supportive and really behind me, and sharing on Facebook and Instagram really got some votes through!

What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers?

Wow, tricky question! But three tips?

  1. I work as a small business owner so for me, it’s always been about getting out there and networking. I work with charities and so trying to be where they are (in person and online) is a big things for me.
  2. Also recognising you can’t do everything yourself! Recognising talents and skills in other people that you don’t have, and working together to achieve more. This also helps with my next tip, too!
  3. My last one is to prioritise yourself. I think sometimes (especially as women) we want to prove ourselves and can end up overworking. Especially as someone running a small business, it’s tempting to work all hours of the day. But I’ve learnt to be strict with myself and prioritise working healthy hours (which for me is 9-5 four days a week!) and the only person that can help me stick to this is me! My stress levels are much lower and my wellbeing has improved overall!