Sarah Lesh - #HaveYouMetHerYet?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018

One woman featured who is a woman in the workplace 

who are they - what do they do - why you should know them 

Sarah Lesh is an independent Web Developer living in Toronto's West End. She teaches Web Development at HackerYou and at Canada Learning Code, and is a lover of yoga, exercise and chocolate.

What is your story? What do you do and how did you get to where you are today in your career?

10 years ago, I was planning to live my life as a nomad; with all my time and money spent travelling the world and living out of a backpack. I came back to Toronto for what I thought would be a short stint to fund my next adventure. That short stint ended up being my first digital gig, working as a content editor for a travel deals company. 

The next thing I knew, the contract was over and I had just gotten a taste of what digital life was like. I decided that instead of blowing all my money and time on another trip, I'd see what this tech world was all about and signed up for a Web Development bootcamp in Toronto. I didn't actually know much about coding when I started but it seemed interesting, creative and a skill that would be of value to get hired. I decided to take the risk and jump in with a good attitude and the willingness to learn.

This ended up being the best decision I could have ever made. 3 months out of the program I walked into my first real web development job, at an agency that focuses on non profit tech, and I fell in love. This agency allowed me lots of autonomy and challenge, molding me into a strong developer, while I built apps, websites and fundraising tools for some really awesome clients.

When I finally felt like I had built my skills up enough, I decided I wanted to try my hand at starting my own business and started working independently. The rest is history!