unKEMPt Podcast Episode 6: Amali de Alwis on startups, skills and getting more women and girls into the tech industry


Amali de Alwis – UK Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups – explains why every business should be a social enterprise. 

It’s raw, it’s real, it’s unKEMPt – a podcast for founders, investors and entrepreneurs hosted by Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, the founder and CEO of Everledger. 

This week, Leanne talks to startup superstar Amali de Alwis MBE. The former CEO of Code First: Girls, and the current UK Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, discusses why she has dedicated her career to giving girls an equal shot; why everyone should learn to code; how Microsoft is empowering startups; the unglamorous side of entrepreneurship; and the advice she’d give her 15-year-old self. 

Then, in this week’s Leannesplaining segment, Leanne explains what every startup needs to know about first-time funding.

UnKEMPt is hosted by Leanne Kemp and produced by the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and The Content Division. Like what you hear? Head over to your podcast platform of choice and leave us a review. We’d love you for it. For more tips on building a successful business in the start-up state, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.