Celia Francis: Catalyst of Human Connections

Celia is an experienced creative tech CEO, passionate about building beautiful and easy-to-use consumer experiences.

She loves to bring diverse and talented people together to form exceptional teams. Celia is motivated by creating products that are enjoyed by millions of people. Currently, Celia is CEO of Rated People, an innovative online marketplace connecting millions of homeowners with 50,000 skilled local tradespeople across the United Kingdom to complete £3 billion of work every year.

Celia‘s passion for bringing communities of diverse people together in tech stems from her strong belief in mutual support and encouragement. Some of these communities include founding London’s chapter of the high-profile H2 Group and the female-centered tech & media leadership group WITSend, as well as being a long standing supporter of CoderDojo, which encourages children from all backgrounds to learn to code.

Celia initially started her career as a designer and a photographer, but among her busy schedule she still continues to enjoy these and other creative pursuits in her free time, not only as a way of self-expression but also to remain connected to the same communities she aims to support.

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