One of the great things about holding tasting events of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Fortnum & Mason, you never know who you are going to meet next.
On Friday, we were really thrilled to have leading technology journalist and broadcaster Georgie Barrat at our latest tasting
Georgie is the presenter of Channel 5’s ‘The Gadget Show, the UK’s best loved consumer tech programme. She also writes about tech for a range of publications including Marie Claire, The Mirror, Metro & Tech City News and has spoken about technology on ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.
A graduate of Kings College London, with a First in English Literature and a Diploma in Radio Production, last summer Georgie learned how to code with the ‘Code First Girls’ programme. She is passionate about getting more girls into coding and works alongside two charities (STEMMettes and Baytree Centre) to help encourage 11-14 year-olds to study STEM subjects at GCSE & beyond.
As a tech journalist her mission is to do away with the male skewed angle that tech is often portrayed in and how companies can attract, retain and nurture female tech talent.
Georgie is also an experienced moderator, facilitator and host and has worked with major corporate clients to bring her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture and delivers keynote presentations on topics revolving around employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology.
She has also completed the London Marathon and Tough Mudder for charity.