Blazing the Trail for Female Tech Entrepreneurs

Helen Routledge, CEO of Totem Learning, is showing she is a women who means business. Author of the best selling book, Why Games Are Good For Business and one of the most sought after Serious Games Designers world wide has been a winner in the Women Who Achieves awards for the 3rd year running.

Blazing the trail for female tech entrepreneurs, Helen and her team use Game Design and Game Mechanics to make learning engaging and impactful, leading to improved career opportunities and individual development. 

Helen won in the International category because her work with international clients such as The Prince's Trust and FTSE 100 organisations is central to Totems operations. Helen was also selected for the Judges Recognition Award. The Judges Recognition award is selected out of all the finalists. The unanimous decision from the judges, was down to the significant improvement, growth and initiative shown by Totem Learning, Helens leadership and drive and willingness to keep going under the most challenging circumstances. 

Helen has overseen the company for the last 15 months and in that time Totem Learning has seen great success including significant revenue and profit growth. Totem has evidenced proven return on investment, increased achievement and performance for learners using its software solutions. This empirical evidence has resulted in Totem winning a Learning Technologies Award for Best Learning Game, against competition such as EY, RBS, and Virgin Atlantic.  

Totem also secured the Coventry telegraph Export Award in 2017 and Digital Communications Company of the Year 2 years running (2016 and 2017). 

Totem Learning is one to watch - a small development studio based in the heart of the country doing great things. 

The Women Who…Achieves Awards are Awards to celebrate the achievements of women in business. In previous years Helen has won, Women Who Inspires (2016) and Women Who Innovates Through Technology (2017)

The judges are made up of business experts including Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE, CEO of Twycross Zoo and Business Woman of the Year, Ian O’Donnell MBE, Owner of web Design company Real Point and National Councillor and Policy representative for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Coventry & Warwickshire, Paul Carvell, MD of the SFB Group and President of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and Emma Heathcote-James, MD, The Little Soap Company. 

The judges were impressed by Helen's business experience, achievements, innovation and drive and the impacts her team have made for their clients. 

Helen also shares her business story in the I Am A Women Who book which was launched at on the day of the Awards. 

About Totem Learning

Totem Learning is a leading, award winning developer of learning solutions which utilise game design and game mechanics (serious games, game-based learning or gamification).

Totem specialises in creating engaging, effective games for career development, raising awareness and behavioural change.  With a core suite of highly interactive, experiential learning games for business, Totem is pushing the boundaries of innovation in the sector, with multiplayer as well as augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology.

Totem Learning has a product division, where games can be purchased via license fee, or businesses can commission bespoke games tailored to their specific training needs.

Twitter: @teamtotem