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

Now in their fifth 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 Khaleelah Jones, who won a TechWomen100 Award in 2020.

Khaleelah Jones is the owner and founder of Careful Feet Digital Agency, the digital marketing agency that created Dime Digital, a SaaS tool that automates social media posting and brand creation for small businesses and solopreneurs.

The winner of the 2018 Next Women Pitch Competition, Khaleelah has a PhD in emerging media, an MBA and has worked in the marketing industry for over a decade. Before starting CFD and building Dime, she was the head of marketing at WellTok Inc, a social health management tech startup, where she was part of a team that doubled the user base in six months and closed $18m in Series B funding. Prior to that, she held senior marketing roles at tech startups including Living Social and Nimble Commerce. She now lives in London with her husband and loves yoga, reading and Russian history.

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

Really honored to be listed amongst such amazing tech innovators and very proud of myself!

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

I spoke at EU Parliament in December and was appointed co-CEO of Ada’s List, Europe’s largest community for women in tech.

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

Put yourself out there!

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

Throw everything to the wall to see what sticks.

The 2021 TechWomen100 Awards will open for nominations on 02 August 2021. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

Discover what happened next for some of our other TechWomen100 winners:

Tina Valand“TechWomen 100 award was life changing. It wasn’t just about the recognition, it opened doors, created meaningful friendships, networks and opportunities to attend great events including the virtual We Are The City conference and gave me a platform and confidence to be brave and take risks. One of the first things was the opportunity to speak at schools inspiring children to study STEM subjects, sharing my journey and path to the accolade. I am very passionate about the importance of supporting the next generation of talent.”

Tina Valand, TechWomen100 Winner 2019

Isabel Chapman“I was delighted and quite surprised to have been announced in the TechWomen100 award, to be honest. It was a huge accolade and a real sign of encouragement that I might not have had a conventional path into it, but that I do in fact work in Tech. The TechWomen100 Awards evening was one of the most amazing evenings, especially considering the next few months have been followed by the lockdown.”

Isabel Chapman, TechWomen100 Winner 2019