June 19, 2019

This is the (slightly modified) text of a talk I gave at the CHI 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon Tuesday, 7 May 2019. I have added one paragraph and made minor changes in a few words and phrases, and I’ve spelled out the abbreviations for readers who aren’t in th...

April 4, 2019

In January 2019, I delivered a presentation at a National Government Organisation (NGO) in London exploring how we could use technology as a platform to explore peace.

When I arrived, the technology had broken. The PowerPoint slides I had spent hours creating were not a...

October 31, 2018

The Women in Technology Cambridge Meetup is an amazing way to meet women working in the tech sector, especially as Cambridge has a reputation as home to many tech startups; I’ve often heard it referred to as the ‘Silicon Fen.’

Many of us at the Meetup work at small, qui...

I was so pleased when Kat asked me to pen a blog post for Cambridge Women in Tech.  It’s a group that I joined almost exactly one year ago, delighted to see more opportunities to connect with women in tech in Cambridge.  I’d like to share with you all my own path to th...

October 1, 2018

We’re back! You may remember in part one of this blog series that we spoke about the prominent quote from Mark Twain, remember it? Here it is again to remind you:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

We discussed some tips to...

September 28, 2018

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

-Mark Twain

We, as members of the STEM Industry, are often called upon to attend the dreaded ‘networking event’ from time to time. It may be in the form of a convention, gathering, meeting...

August 10, 2018

At the last meetup several speakers testified to the power of having a mentor that has helped them develop their power. It certainly struck a chord with me, but it seems that I have a common problem with actually turning my wish for a mentor into action. 

Problem being:...

July 12, 2018

Our very first WIT meetup generated an overwhelming amount of interest and allowed us to layout the structure for our next meetings over the coming months. As a group we spent time discussing what  WIT meant to us; defining and sorting both our collective and personal...

July 12, 2018

Attending a DevOps conference back in 2016 I was both amused and taken aback at the length of the queue for the men’s toilet and bewildered at the distinct lack of people in the women’s. As I sauntered, head high past the men’s queue, I composed a tweet it read: “You c...

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