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Newcastle-based technology entrepreneur, Joanna Montgomery launched her interaction design company, Little Riot after graduating from Dundee University with a first class degree in Digital Interaction Design. Joanna's company is developing the innovative ‘Pillow Talk’ – a product which connects couples in long distance relationships via their heartbeats.

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I'm Okay, You're Okay - But Are We Really?

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 1:56 PM

Every day, we are bombarded with advice about being positive and successful. Our social media feeds are full of inspirational images, often with cringe-worthy quotes laid over the top, gaudily ordering us to feel great. Fighting heartbreak? If you walk away and he doesn't walk after you, keep walking! Too...

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How to Take Care of Yourself When No One Else Will

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 9:26 AM

Sometimes, the only possible explanation for a certain period of time in your life is that it was sent to test you. To undermine your foundations, test your limits and challenge your strongest attributes.

Last week I lost my last remaining grandparent. It was an event which, although loosely...

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One Year On as a 'Woman of the Future'

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 3:14 PM

This time last year, I was announced as a finalist for a Woman of the Future Award in the Science and Technology category. As the press descended on me for interviews and quotes, I realised I was asking myself all the same questions. How did I feel about being a...

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Three Years Later: 6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated

(8) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 9:03 AM

As we trundle through June and universities across the country roll out new graduates, a fresh wave of talent, optimism and enthusiasm is unleashed into the working world. But amidst the back-patting from proud parents and the trawling of job adverts, what does it really feel like to be turfed...

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Pretty Face and Thick Skin: Flourishing in a Male World

(3) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM

It is a well-known fact that there are fewer female CEOs than men. I became one of the minority when I founded Little Riot, an interaction design company, upon graduation from university in 2010. I started my business to develop Pillow Talk, a digital product which enables couples in long...

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