You can’t be, what you can’t see – I believe that real action and visibility are key to creating a talent pipeline of women in technology, in school, tertiary, corporate and entrepreneurship roles. I am an active mentor for Stemettes (computer science university students) and speaker for Founders4Schools (encouraging girls into STEM and entrepreneurship).

Above all else, there is a real need for women to be designing and developing new technology. I am cognizant of the inherent bias in AI built by homogeneous groups and as a result I am committed to design technology with gender, and a social conscience in mind. As a female LGBT founder of a technology company this is something I take seriously within my own company and lobbying others (including dialogue with the Government Equalities Office and UN Women).

I believe women in technology and talent “pipeline” issues are something we can solve. The technology my company builds and the events I personally support are about making it easier for women to be visible, supported and to build and lead companies.

I am passionate about technology’s ability to be used for the greater good – and now as technology is a disruptive force in most industries, with the drive for every company to be a technology company, we have vast new opportunities to make positive change. My work and business is dedicated to using technology to support diversity, visibility and women.

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