Sophia Witherington

Head of Fellowship

previously Head of Fellowship

What is your role at Startmate?

I lead the Fellowship program - creating pathways for women from outside central casting into their dream startup jobs, whilst challenging the community to think differently about where their talent comes from.

Favourite Quote?

“Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall” - atticus.

Favourite Book?
What’s the first job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

Customer support in a diet food company. Everybody should do some sort of cold calling sales / customer support job at some point - seriously. You thought you were tough and resilient before..

What would be your alternative career?

Olympic skier. Not that I was ever that good. Just addicted to the sense of freedom, being fully present and Austrian apres-ski bars.

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