" I'm so grateful to be part of bringing InnovateHer to Manchester! I love working with tech companies and industry role models to inspire and empower young women. I know together we can make a difference so the future of tech is diverse and inclusive "
" I'm passionate about changing the status quo within the tech sector, to create a more diverse workforce. Working with our next generation of innovators is so rewarding; seeing the impact we're having on the girls we work with is what drives me forward. "
" Over the last year we’ve worked with over 200 teenage girls and seen them develop skills, increase confidence and believe that they can have a successful career in tech. Now it’s time to work with girls nationally, and create real and lasting change. "
" I'm so proud to be the InnovateHer patron. Their mission - to improve the gender balance in technology by getting girls excited about tech - is something that I've been working to solve for over 20 years. Championing women in computing, I founded BCSWomen the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through education and technology. I firmly believe that education has the power to address the current inequalities in technology and that's why I'm backing the InnovateHer programme, as I know it will create positive impactful change. "
" I co-founded Code in 1999. Under my leadership, it has grown into a 8m business, employing 100 digital specialists in it’s Manchester Office. In Dec 2016 Code was acquired by MediaCom, its product thinking approach and focus on conversion enabling MediaCom to deliver iterative optimization across the customer journey. "
" I’m currently Head of Architecture & Analysis in Co-op Digital, where I’ve worked for over 15 years. I'm the chapter lead for Ladies Of Code Manchester and a champion of diversity in technology. "
" I’m a commercial and innovative HR Director with significant experience of designing and leading People strategy and teams though transformation across start up and heritage UK and Global digital, media and retail businesses. "
" I’m currently Director of STEM for The Challenge Academy Trust where I manage the STEM strategy for the 7000 learners aged 4-19 within the organisation.
In 2016 I set up the first FabLab in a UK school and we run one of the largest Coder Dojos in the world. "