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Podcast: Gillian Hughes of Veoo for #IWD2016 @gillyhug @VeooSMS

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Gillian Hughes of Veoo talks about her experience of going into engineering after being at a Dublin girls boarding school and her career afterwards with mBlox, WWE and Facebook.  She talks about being able to do whatever you want, doing things people didn’t expect her to do and ignoring social limits.  Helen and Gillian discuss their experiences as women attending industry events like Mobile World Congress and the importance of showcasing women’s work to general audiences.  Gillian finishes up with her advice on negotiating salary.

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.

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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.