Anna Brailsford

CEO & Co-Founder

Code First Girls

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Speaker Bio

As CEO of Code First Girls, Anna Brailsford is on a mission to eliminate the diversity gap in tech by providing free education and employment to women, globally.

Anna has transformed Code First Girls from a social enterprise to a rapidly accelerating profit-making business, including securing Series A funding from female angel investors and a leading investment firm to accelerate the company’s growth and close the gender gap in the traditionally male-dominated tech industry.

Anna has plans to create one million opportunities for women to learn to code and participate in the tech industry in the next five years.

Previously, Anna was the Commercial Director of both and LinkedIn. When LinkedIn acquired Lynda for $1.5 Billion 2015, she became part of the fourth-largest acquisition in social media history and subsequently contributed to the creation of LinkedIn Learning, one of the largest online learning platforms.

Fun Fact: Member of Institute of Coding, Advisor to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter and can talk forever about Liverpool FC.

Speaker Sessions


Building A Blueprint For Hiring Tomorrow’s Tech Talent

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Not to be Missed
  • Anna Brailsford

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Code First Girls

  • Rosie Hawke

    Global Senior Director Technology Innovation


Join us for a fireside chat with Nike and the CEO of Code First Girls as we explore their blueprint for hiring tomorrow’s tech talent.

Discover how Nike responds to global talent trends, attracts tech talent in the retail industry, retains and grows their top performers and promotes diversity to positively impact transformational change.

Don’t miss out on learning from two of the industry’s leading experts on attracting and developing the best tech talent.

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