Good morning! 🌅

👋🏻 I'm Sally Lait. I work in engineering leadership, am an international speaker, writer for industry publications, and award winner.

👩🏻‍💻 I've spent my career working with digital technologies and the web

I'm currently taking a break from work to look after my young baby. I've previously worked as VP of Engineering at Farewill, in the role of Engineering Director/web discipline lead at Monzo, ran a digital transformation consultancy, and started out agency side as a developer up to Head of Technology. Some of the companies I've worked with have included the RNLI, Electronic Arts, Sport England, Hotelplan, Nokia, SSE, Fulham FC, and Manor Racing F1 team (amongst others).

🎤 I've spoken at a wealth of conferences and meetups around the globe - everywhere from the USA, to Europe, and Japan.

🏡 At present I live in Suffolk in the UK, where (if I have 15 mins free – rarely at the moment!) I spend time gaming, gardening, learning Japanese, reading, or collecting terrible hotel carpets.

🌟 I occasionally take time off to be involved in on small things outside of my day job (for instance I've run workshops, and helped to curate the Render conference series). If you'd like to speak to me about anything I've done or could do, please say hello!

Latest blog post

Interviewing whilst caring for a young baby

My job hunt experience this time around was very different to previous rounds. Being the day-to-day carer for a baby under a year old, I knew that juggling the two commitments would be tricky, but I hadn’t quite expected all of the ways that it turned out to be, especially around power dynamics.

23 April 2023

Sally standing next to a white podium on a stage with a pink backdrop, where LeadDev and Hired are displayed prominently. She's wearing a green shirt and black jeans, and holding a clicker.