Designing Your Career: Explore a Career Change and Do What You Love

Aygul Zagidullina

Assistant GDE, GDG London Lead, WTM Ambassador

Dr. Aygul Zagidullina is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Assistant based in London, UK. Her work experience includes Google, Todoist, MotaWord. She holds a PhD in quantum chemistry and prior to Google dedicated 6 years to scientific research at the University of Stuttgart. Aygul is a very active member of the London digital ecosystem and has been involved in many innovative projects. She is a Google Developer Group (GDG) London lead, Google Women Techmakers (WTM) London ambassador, Google Launchpad mentor, Google Product Expert (PE), Google Trusted Tester (TT), London lead, Women in Voice (WiV) London lead, and UK STEM Ambassador (Code Club and CoderDojo mentor, Devoxx4Kids UK co-organizer). Aygul has been a distinguished speaker at numerous international industry events in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, France, UAE, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Georgia, Belarus, Russia. She was named as one of The NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013.


A bioorganic chemistry turned quantum chemist turned community manager & digital marketer at Google turned women in tech advocate & UK STEM Ambassador (focused on teaching kids how to code) turned international speaker & Google Assistant developer. As a conference-speaking code-writing world-traveling breastfeeding mom, I’ll trace my career path as a woman in tech all the way from the first steps into STEM on up to being named as one of the NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry and beyond and share 10 things I learned along the way to help you overcome your fears and make it happen. So if you’re still wondering, ‘Is it too late to change careers?’, the answer is no.

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