Emily Hall-Strutt is the Director of Next Tech Girls, a social enterprise that aims to inspire girls and young women – especially those from underrepresented backgrounds – to pursue a career in the tech industry.

With over 10 years’ experience in various tech roles, ranging from front end software development to social media management to user research, she is also trained as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach and is an award-winning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader.

She previously worked in government, mainly at the Ministry of Justice, where she managed the delivery of accessible online services for courts, prisons and the probation service, and increased representation and engagement of all minoritised groups across the Digital and Technology teams.

At Next Tech Girls, Emily is on a mission to #SmashTheStereotype and directly engage 10,000 girls around the UK in women-led tech-focused online events and work experience placements by the end of 2023, and 250,000 around the world by 2030, to create the biggest global community of current and aspiring women in tech and close the skills and gender gaps in the industry.