Awards, speaking at conferences and my own column - up and beyond!
The past year has been an amazing year for me; SEO-Chicks has been a great success, I won the B2B Newcomer of the Year back in November, I've been a speaker at both SMX London and SES London. I'm also, as of next month, writing a regular column about Search Marketing in B2B Marketing Magazine.
To top it all, this month I've been shortlisted for the Blackberry Women & Technology Awards in the category "Best Use of Technology by under 30 year old woman". Just being shortlisted for this award is a major achievement for me. The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony on 6th May =) Cross your fingers (and toes) for me!
It's all a bit daunting, seeing as 3 years ago this month I was just getting ready to get back to work after 9 month maternity leave. And I knew just about nothing about search marketing. But I was hungry to learn, after sitting at home for 9 months, doing my fair share of nappy talk. I was ready to prove that your career doesn't need to end when you have children. In fact it turns out my career STARTED after having my daughter. I always thought having children would make you care less about your work, but in my case it hasn't, I feel very passionate about what I do (for the first time in my life), I work hard but it's easy when you actually love what you do =)