Founder & CEO, The Dots
This week’s Inspirational Women in Business series features Pip Jamieson, Founder & CEO of the ‘No-Collar’ network, The Dots. Pip has been named as one of The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs and is dedicated to building diverse teams; with 68% of The Dots community being female. Previously, Pip launched The Loop in Australia, a visual networking platform, created out of frustration that whilst working at MTV she struggled to find new talent.
1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Be a cheerleader, the world has enough critics!
2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given?
I’m not sure if there is such a thing as bad advice –it’s just different perspectives on things, which is always useful when thinking things through. You should take, leave or iterate on advice – never take it as gospel.
3. What would you tell your younger self?
Dyslexia is your superpower!
4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
The ‘tech for good’ movement.
5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My dad! Uniquely for the time, he didn’t bring me up as a girl or a boy, but simply as a person – allowing me to flourish into exactly the type of person I was meant to be. Here’s to all the Dads raising their daughters in a similar way – this is how things can really change.