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Joanna Montgomery

Founder and CEO of Little Riot

Newcastle-based technology entrepreneur, Joanna Montgomery launched her interaction design company, Little Riot after graduating from Dundee University with a first class degree in Digital Interaction Design. Joanna's company is developing the innovative ‘Pillow Talk’ – a product which connects couples in long distance relationships via their heartbeats.

I'm Okay, You're Okay - But Are We Really?

The feeling of needing to show the world we can cope with anything is one that most of us are probably familiar with. The concept of even admitting to a struggle is something most of us actively avoid; we'd rather fight on with a forced smile fixed upon our faces.
27/11/2013 14:03 GMT

How to Take Care of Yourself When No One Else Will

Last week I lost my last remaining grandparent. It was an event which, although loosely manageable in its own entity, kick-started nearly a week of endless headaches. Cancelled business trips, re-arranged meetings, car accidents, delayed flights...
24/09/2013 15:43 BST

One Year On as a 'Woman of the Future'

This time last year, I was announced as a finalist for a Woman of the Future Award in the Science and Technology category. As the press descended on me for interviews and quotes, I realised I was asking myself all the same questions.
12/09/2013 13:40 BST

Three Years Later: 6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated

As we trundle through June and universities across the country roll out new graduates, a fresh wave of talent, optimism and enthusiasm is unleashed into the working world. But amidst the back-patting from proud parents and the trawling of job adverts, what does it really feel like to be turfed out into the real world after university?
17/06/2013 14:30 BST

Pretty Face and Thick Skin: Flourishing in a Male World

The stereotypers ignorantly believe that any female in the technology world is a geek and that any girl geek is, by default, well... really ugly. Sometimes men can't hide their surprise when I walk into a room or introduce myself.
13/11/2012 16:54 GMT