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In this blog I tell of some of my encounters, how computers have evolved over time, share stories about tech with women in mind, review amazing books written by or about women in tech, share inspirational stories of leadership and success, discuss challenges facing women and girls in STEM.

  • Sadly we are progressing at a glacial rate

    Sadly we are progressing at a glacial rate

    The words of Gillian Arnold, bemoaning the fact that in 2020 women only made up around 17% of the UK technical workforce, and the figure hasn’t changed much in the last two decades. Gillian is passionate about diversity and after years in the IT industry decided to start her own company, Tectre, to encourage more […] Read more

  • It’s time for women to be seen

    It’s time for women to be seen

    ‘Invisible Women is the story of what happens when we forget to account for half of humanity’ says Caroline Criado Perez. This fabulous book draws out the truth of gender bias in all walks of society. Caroline Perez tells it as it is and with lots of supporting evidence. The thoroughness of her research does […] Read more

  • Are you a female leader?

    Are you a female leader?

    Are you a leader? Are you that person who gets things done – shows initiative, inspires, guides and motivates a group to achieve a common goal? Does it matter whether you are male or female? Do men and women lead in the same way?  I read recently in a Guider report that women leaders excel […] Read more

  • Does it matter that everyone knows your birthday?

    Does it matter that everyone knows your birthday?

    Should I stop wishing friends Happy Birthday on Social Media? Are birthday wishes a security risk? Banks use your date of birth to verify your identity – so why display it on social media for all to see? Okay it’s nice to get lots of birthday greetings from your followers – it makes you feel […] Read more