Getting to know….Zara Ransley, co-founder and COO of MyPocketSkill

MyPocketSkill is technology platform and a youth policy and evidence consultancy business. Its aim is to connect young people, aged 13-19 with paid and voluntary opportunities that use their skills and enable them to earn pocket money. MyPocketSkill were part of cohort 3 on the EDUCATE programme and recipients of a ‘Evidence-Aware’ EdWards, presented at the London Festival of Learning, in June 2018.

What gets you up in the morning?
I have no curtains in my bedroom so generally it is the sunrise. Getting things out of the way early in the morning really works for me and that includes a bit of exercise, cup of green tea, emails and getting kids sorted.

What do you do when you’re not working?
I love what I do so work is integrated into day to day. Otherwise, I exercise & read and listen to Classic FM.

Wimbledon or Wembley?
Wimbledon

No-one told you it was a formal event and you turn up in jeans. What do you do?
Pretend like I planned it.

With hindsight, what advice would you give to your 18-year-old self? 
Do what you love doing, if you don’t love it, stop straight away (which is what I very much do).

Where will you be in 10 years’ time?
Oh, my goodness, somewhere nice and warm and not too far away from my kids and Matthew (my cofounder) (because we will still be doing MyPocketSkill!).