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Video: Ross Smith on our #IWD2016 travels @rossy_smith

 

Here’s the lovely man who patiently drove us around town on International Women’s Day.  He recaps the day’s journeys in true London cabbie style and talks a bit about how he uses Twitter at work.

We really enjoyed having the luxury of a professional and friendly driver all day long.

Follow that cab (driver) on Twitter.

[This video shows what I’ve been fearing for a while that the camera on my phone is very poor in low light.  I don’t know what all that purple streakiness is, but it’s not intentional and not solved by cleaning the lens]

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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: 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.