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The race for equality for Women in Technology - Professor Sue Black OBE

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The race for equality for Women in Technology – with award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker & social entrepreneur Prof Sue Black

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The race for equality for Women in Technology – with award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, social entrepreneur and public speaker, Professor Sue Black OBE – in collaboration with the Faculty of Science and Engineering

About this event: An award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Professor Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a UK government advisor, thought leader, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen in 1998 and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011, it has been an Amazon UK bestseller.

Sue is a passionate advocate for more women in tech and has spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. This led to her founding BCS Women the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. Sue also appeared in the BBC Three documentary Girls Can Code, encouraging and mentoring young women into the tech industry, as well as being a special guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussing why she believes that mothers should move to understand their children’s interest in social media.

Who the event is aimed at: This event is aimed at anyone who works in an area where women and girls are underrepresented. Sue will talk about what needs to change culturally in areas where there is under-representation to attract, retain, promote and utilise the talents of women.

What you will gain from attending: Feedback on Prof Black’s keynote addresses includes: “Prof Sue Black’s brilliance and determination resonate with her audiences in a humble, motivating and inspirational way. While most of us will never earn a doctorate in computer science or save a historical site, you can’t walk away from Prof Sue’s message without being motivated to make a difference in your business, family or community.” (Kathleen Overlin, Agency Education Manager, Chubb)

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