Category Archives: Podcasts

Podcast: Sue Black OBE @Dr_Black on her hopes for the future of equality in tech #IWD2016

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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.

Podcast: Nathalie Richards of @edukitters & Jane van Aken of @cabapp #IWD2016

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Jane started in nursing and healthcare management and then changed course to join CabApp to do business development. Nathalie worked at Accenture, KPMG and Apple before founding her social enterprise EduKit which helps school find youth service support for pupils.

You’ll hear about their journeys in their respective careers, their experience of pay inequality, Jane’s idea of #ThisWomanCan to help bring women back to work in ways they might not first think of, the barriers girls and women face in technology, how language is used to treat men and women differently in the workplace, systemic and institutional prejudice, and some top tips for women helping themselves, finding helpful peers and mentors as well as a round up of their thoughts for the future.

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.

Podcast: Catherine Mulligan @API_Economics of the Future Cities Catapult @futurecitiescat #IWD2016

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Cathy talks to us about the importance of including and attracting more women in building the future; the importance of support from family and teachers; actively explaining what an exciting career engineering can be; she also tells us about the work of the Future Cities Catapult

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.

Podcast: Imogen Wethered from @qudini (solving queuing) #IWD2016

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We dashed over to Accelerator in Kingsland Rd to meet Imogen from Qudini

The product was born at a hackathon in 2012 to help solve queuing using NFC technology.

Imogen describes her move to tech from advertising, what IWD means for her as well as her approach to helping women achieve pay parity and share parenting opportunities.

Podcast: Jane van Aken from @CabApp

And now a word from our sponsors…

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CabApp very generously provided us with Ross Smith‘s driving services for the day.  Ross is a long-term twitter-using cabbie and took great care of us all day long.

In addition, CabApp gave us a promo code for their app – if you download it for iOS or Android and enter IWD2016 in the promo code box when registering you should find a voucher for £50 towards 15% off on longer journeys.  As Jane explains here, CabApp works across the UK and Ireland so do download it and give it a go.

Jane explains how the app works as well as some of the benefits of only working with licensed taxi drivers.

Thank you CabApp!

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.

 

Podcast: Julia Salasky of @CrowdJusticeUK #IWD2016

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Julia founded CrowdJustice as a crowdfunding platform for communities to raise funds for legal disputes.

She talks here about the differences she’s noticed, moving from the legal world to the tech industry, especially the differences in mindset regarding risk and innovation and expresses her hope for tech that can enable social change.

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.

#IWD2016 Roundtable with @technokitten @katielips @the_anke @anjali28 @hampstead17

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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.

We started the day with a group in the boardroom at Z/Yen (thanks to Linda for opening up for us!)

You’ll hear about:

Income parity; Unconscious biases; Using “feminine” skills and attributes; Alternative ways of working and earning a living; Attitudes in younger generations; The importance of gender-neutral parenting; Government’s attitude to work and women; International examples of progress; Some individual thoughts on pledges for parity and what we’re going to do in future.

Chat about #Tuttle, Unconferences, Open Space with @zosiaap

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I spoke this morning with Zosia Poulter who’s studying for an MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths (thanks to lovely Sian Prime for the intro). She was interested in hearing more about my approach to gathering people together to talk and do stuff.  I said yes, on the condition that I could record the conversation and publish it.

You might find it interesting if you’ve only had a little experience of self-organising conferences/events or you’ve heard of them but haven’t been able to get to one. I found it interesting to have a forum to join some of the dots for myself.

Some things that I mentioned that might be useful further reading:

Open Space Technology
The First BarCamp
An Early Sign-Up Page for Tuttle
Current Tuttle Facebook Group

Podwalk 160223 – Soundscape through Paddington Station @NetworkRailPAD

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Oh my, it’s been a while but I did this yesterday. I ended my canal walk at Little Venice and took a phone call and then thought I’d grab this before heading home to “work”.

Seconds after I pressed “stop” I saw that there was some interesting pop-up jazz happening at Old Street and that I’d got a ticket to the People’s PPE session with Ann Pettifor and Yanis Varoufakis. So I jumped on a tube in the opposite direction.

Overall, a day of reminders of how lucky I am to live in this city and be able to go with whatever flow comes along.

Audioblog 160223 – Walking by the canal thinking about @solobasssteve

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Walked by the canal this morning, nice and slow and easy. Reflective, as canals are and encourage us to be. Not much to do except dodge buggies, joggers and duck poo. And think about something Steve Lawson wrote on Facebook this morning.

6m 11s I pass by a jackhammer, mind your ears.
It made me realise how long I’d been talking for, so I finished.