Developing a brighter future for women in tech – Fiona Tatton, Womanthology Editor

Women-in-Tech
Fiona Tatton - Womanthology Founder and Editor

Fiona Tatton

Future of tech

Hello, and welcome to issue 101, Women in Tech. We feature more dynamic women in tech, as well as a fantastic male diversity champion, who have got us thinking about the future.

Dr. Marily Nika talks about becoming the first Greek woman, as well as the first Imperial College London student, to receive Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship. Marily also won the WISE Influence Award in 2015. We also hear from Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE about their recent conference in Manchester, including their work with organisations like our friends at Amazon.

Julia Adamson from BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) talks about their collaboration with ICT, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC), Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC) and TechWorks around taking action to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across ICT.

As ever, we encourage male champions of gender balance, so we’re delighted to hear from Dr. Rachid Hourizi at the University of Bath about his role as part of the Institute of Coding.

We hear from EMIS Health about tech careers with purpose in healthcare. Elsewhere in healthcare is Becca Mayers, a brain scientist who shares her thoughts about the development of ethical artificial intelligence.

In the start-up space we’ve got our tech ninja, Shehla Ali, who tells us about finding freelance freedom as a digital nomad. Anne McNamara from Shine Bid shares details of her trip to Silicon Valley with the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme. We also have Alyson Edmunds, Head of Digital Innovation at O2 sharing the work she does to support start-ups.

Hot off the press is Tech Nation’s 2018 Report, which considers diversity in tech.

Last, and by no means least, we bid a fond farewell to our lovely friends at Storm Racing. Having cleaned up at the F1 in Schools regional and national events, three of the team headed off to NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Texas.

As the team are about to take their A-levels and venture off to university later in the year we’d like to wish them all the best. They dreamed it, they did it. I can’t wait to follow their progress at university and into their careers. They are the future of engineering and tech, and it couldn’t be brighter.

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