Thanks to mobile technology we were able to be flexible on our journey across London on Tuesday and that meant being able to arrange on the fly to intercept Sue Black on her way to the IWD debate at the House of Commons later in the afternoon. We got to flick through a copy of her book, Saving Bletchley Park, which came out on Thursday
Sue tells us how she started out, about the writing and speaking she does now and running #techmums which builds confidence in disadvantaged women and encourages them to start coding. She talks about her early experience of setting up networking opportunities for women like BCS Women and how although progress on gender equality can feel really slow, she does feel a change in people’s attitudes recently and how being a geek is becoming trendy. She finishes up with what she was hoping to hear in Parliament and then we let her speed off to Westminster.
Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.