Good morning! 🌅

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

👩🏻‍💻 I'm an experienced tech leader, based in the UK

🐝 I'm currently working as an Engineering Director at Bumble Inc. where I lead the Trust and Safety technology team to help grow kind, healthy, and equitable connections.

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

Holidays in Japan with a toddler

Despite growing up as a third culture kid used to travel, and having spent almost 20 years visiting various places around Japan, this spring brought a new experience... taking my kid on their first international holiday.

21 April 2024

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.