IW Series featuring Thayer Prime

IW Series featuring Thayer Prime

We are passionate about promoting female entrepreneurship and encouraging more women to step forward to become leaders in their organisations and the communities in which they live! This is why we launched the ‘Inspirational Women Series’ which is all about celebrating and sharing the stories of many of our female entrepreneurs and leaders and the networks or organisations that they run.

Thayer Prime is a self made woman, leaving school at 16 to pursue a career and support herself. Her passion is the inclusion of marginalised people in technology and build character, being a C-level strategic adviser for the last 15 years.


Who are you and what’s your business/or what is your job? 


I’m Thayer Prime, and I’m the CEO of Team Prime, We build the human side of digital technology, with a particular focus on the inclusion of all people.


Why are you passionate about the job you do currently? 


I enjoy helping people find the next move in their career, as well as helping under-represented people gain more inclusion in the tech industry. I enjoy helping companies and organisations grow in the best ways possible by giving advice on best practice, and helping them learn how to recruit smarter, kinder and wiser.


What’s your background?


I've been fascinated by technology and programming since I was a child. I left education at 16 to pursue working in the technology industry and be able to support myself financially.


My career in technology started as a programmer in the first dotcom boom, then I was drawn to the people side of technology companies. For the last 15 years I've been a C-level strategic adviser to companies growing their technologist capacity and helping lovely people with their careers.


What advice would you give yourself 5 years ago?

Work smart not hard, worry less and listen more.


Who inspires you? And why? 


Martha Lane Fox inspires me with how she set up Lastminute.com and then went on to use her fame and fortune to continue to push the agenda for women and young people in technology. And of course, karaoke! 


I’m also genuinely constantly inspired by the junior folks I work with entering the tech industry, and how keen they are to get started in their careers and their passion to learn.

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