@jodieactive 1 year, 3 months ago
Jodie Cook founded JC Social Media, a social media marketing company, in 2011. Since then it has grown to a team of 15, running the social media for local and international clients. Jodie has also written five books on digital marketing. Whilst running JC Social Media, Jodie started exploring the reasons why some people find it easy to set up their own business. The conclusion was: role models. Jodie and her co-founder decided to create some positive, entrepreneurial role models in the form of children's storybooks - Clever Tykes. The series of three storybooks includes Code-it Cody, a boy who learns how to programme his own computer game, and has inspired children to take up coding. In January 2017 Clever Tykes books, resources and digital enterprise portal were delivered to all 23,500 primary schools in the UK, thanks to sponsorship from Lloyds Banking Group. Jodie was included in Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs in Europe 2017, Computer Weekly's Rising Stars list and the Drum's 50 women in tech under 30 list, both in 2016. She also recorded a TEDx talk at Aston University, called creating useful people.