Why does Your Career Site exist?
Your Career Site was set up to help you make your career goals a reality sooner rather than later, while always being prepared to thrive in the future of work. The added benefit of working with us over others is that we carefully equip you with foresight for the 5th Industrial Revolution. We do this by guiding you in applying relevant futures thinking and essential strategic awareness while we provide tailored support – learn more about our services here.
For every client we serve, we seek to help disadvantaged groups such as women and minorities who would otherwise not be able to afford our services. As part of this social enterprise model, we will be sharing vital resources and running free Wisdom for your Workplace Webinars on mental health, tackling impostor syndrome, navigating challenging working relationships, dealing with racism, and overcoming setbacks such. Feel free to let us know if you’d like to be kept in the loop via our newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who’s behind Your Career Site?
My name is Nyasha Duri. I have a background in recruitment, education, and technology which inspired me to start Your Career Site,as I’ve always naturally been the person offering help in terms of professional development. There’s nothing I love more than that feeling of having made a difference for someone and being able to make them feel uplifted with exactly the right guidance they need to move forward. I can remember the first moment when I sensed that this purpose was what truly brought me joy. It’s my honour to have served thousands both directly and indirectly to make progress with their careers. I run this alongside still being in the working world as a freelance contractor, which makes me very much plugged into the day to day challenges of being an employee. This provides an advantage when it comes to understanding how to resolve certain issues, beyond the HR perspective.
I’m fortunate to have a wonderful team of people (including medics, software developers, lawyers…) that I call upon for specialist advice depending on the client’s specific field or areas of interest.
My career history spans well over 30 or so companies with engagements of different lengths, including being headhunted via the agency Randstad to work at Google. I work for civic technology social enterprise mySociety in the transparency team: helping educate and empower people through the world’s largest freedom of information database relied upon by millions worldwide. I also serve as Chair of the Board at do-tank the Policy Centre for African Peoples, take part in Chatham House advisory working groups, and support the core team behind the crowdsourced COVID-19 resource with my employability expertise coronavirustechhandbo
Among other roles, I have worked for the British government as well as a Swedish municipality via the EU, led a project for Geneva based diplomacy & peacebuilding nonprofit the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and assisted an Australian computer science education company. At the California Clean Energy (VC) Fund, using my experience working in startups, I contributed to gender equality & equity as CSR for its Asia networks, the LG Chem Battery Challenge, and Global Climate Action Summit.
I studied MA Quantitative Politics, Social & Public Policy, Economics and Environmental Science alongside Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese with software engineering, then a Health Sciences MSc International Humanitarian Affairs with Human Rights Law plus sustainable development. In addition to my native Shona, I have learnt Zulu, French, German, Spanish, and Swedish too. Thanks to a love for the arts as well, I have collaborated with the National Gallery, The House of Illustration, Lyrix Organix, Battersea Arts, ERIC Festival, the Academy of Music & Sound, Television for the Environment, YOUYOU Mentoring, The Library and Keats House.
My multifaceted advocacy, activism, and ambassadorship encompasses UNICEF, Theirworld (and its Global Business Coalition for Education), Youth Employment UK, Stemettes, Beyond Suffrage, and FORWARD – the Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development. I have also conducted research with ClearView Research, Bite the Ballot, and You Press – for the Mayor of London as well as via institutions including UCL, Peking University, the University of Gothenburg, and the University of Economics in Katowice. A keen social entrepreneur, my first venture won investment plus other prizes from Nominet Trust and the Royal Household via the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) in 2015, and I was invited to participate in Founders Forum for Good. My solo and joint endeavours were covered by The Guardian, The Independent, BBC, Daily Mirror, HuffPost, Dazed, London Live, Cyber Salon, Silicon Republic, Computer Business Review, The Irish Times, New Zimbabwe, The Herald, Ham&High, Women Shift Digital, and Brazil’s Globo Media.
Previous efforts have reached thousands alongside leading to recognition through: multiple UN organs, the World Bank, WWF, EU, ITC (WTO/UNCTAD), International Gender Champions, US State Department, UK Parliament, Unilever, Google, HP Enterprise, Accenture, Salesforce Foundation, Channel 4’s 4Talent, The Economist, Foundervine, Freeformers, YMCA, Women in Science & Engineering, Women Who Code, Code First Girls, the Jo Cox Foundation, and Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights.