‘She Talks Tech’ podcast brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the top women (and men!) in tech. 

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2020.

WeAreTechWomen are really excited to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts.

Technology Trends with Emma Kendrew | She Talks Tech podcast

Technology Trends with Emma Kendrew, Accenture

Today we hear from Emma Kendrew – the Intelligent Engineering Services lead in Accenture Technology UKI.

In 2015 Emma was recognised as one of the UK’s exceptional young businesswomen in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35.

Emma will discuss the clash between advances in technology, and people starting to express concerns about how it is used and what it is used for – and will explore the role of technology over the next 10 years in the wake of Covid.

You can find out more about and connect with Emma on LinkedIn.

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What can we do to encourage more young girls into STEM - She Talks Tech podcast

What can we do to encourage more young girls into STEM

Today we hear an incredible panel discussing how individuals and companies can encourage more young girls to pursue careers in STEM.

We will hear from a number of leaders who are running campaigns and initiatives to support schools and young adults with the skills and encouragement they need to prepare them for a career in their chosen field of technology, science, engineering or maths.

Sheridan Ash works in tech innovation and women in technology at PWC. Rav Bumbra is the founder of Cajigo, a dual app that provides mentoring and support to girls and women to accelerate their growth into tech, digital, engineering and leadership careers. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy – and the founder of ‘Stemettes’. Anna Brailsford is the CEO of Code First and was previously the Commercial Director of Lynda.com. Chelsea Slater is the Co-Founder and Director of Innovate – a company getting girls ready for the tech industry, and the industry ready for girls.

You can find out more about and connect with the panel on LinkedIn.

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Sue Black OBE in conversation with Vanessa Vallely OBE - She Talks Tech podcast

Sue Black OBE in conversation with Vanessa Vallely OBE

Today we hear from award-winning Computer Scientist and Digital Skills Expert, Sue Black OBE.

Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. She left home at 16, married at 20 and had three children by 23 – becoming a single parent at 25. We hear about Sue’s background and career in tech and her most recent passion ‘TechUPWomen’ – which is all about retraining women from underserved backgrounds into tech careers.

You can find out more about and connect with Sue on LinkedIn.

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'Rose Review: What's stopping female entrepreneurs?' with Wincie Wong - She Talks Tech podcast

'Rose Review: What's stopping female entrepreneurs?' with Wincie Wong, NatWest

Today we hear from Wincie Wong, Head of Rose Review Implementation, in her session about the Rose Review and female entrepreneurship.

The Alison Rose Review for Female Entrepreneurship was commissioned by HM Treasury to look at barriers to female entrepreneurship in the UK. In this session, Wincie will dive into how this review has galvanised the public and private sectors to work together to add another 600,000 female entrepreneurs to the UK by 2030.

You can find out more about and connect with Wincie on Twitter at @WincieWong

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She Talks Tech Podcast - Sharmadean Reid in conversation with Vanessa Vallely OBE

Sharmadean Reid in conversation with Vanessa Vallely OBE

Today we hear from Sharmadean Reid – the Founder of Beautystack.

Her mission is to use technology to economically empower women. She started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university. She then founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty. Sharmadean and Vanessa discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and being female founders

You can find out more about and connect with Sharmadean on Twitter at @SharmadeanReid

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She Talks Tech podcast episode - Data and Trust Beyond COVID-19 - Deborah O'Neill

'Data and Trust Beyond COVID-19' with Deborah O'Neill, Oliver Wyman

Today we hear from Deborah O’Neill – the UK head of Digital and a partner at Oliver Wyman, where she leads complex digital transformations at the world’s largest companies.

As the UK looks to further contain COVID-19 through app-based contact tracing, we look at the public’s attitudes towards sharing personal data and how it is evolving.

Deborah will dissect what drives trust and explore whether it is possible to increase the degree to which people in the UK will engage with data sharing and contact tracing.

You can find out more about and connect with Deborah on Twitter at @DeborahLabsOW

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She Talks Tech - A Career in Tech with Jo Hannaford

'A Career in Tech' with Jo Hannaford, Goldman Sachs

Today we hear from Jo Hannaford, in her session about her career in tech.

Jo Hannaford is the Head of Engineering EMEA & Head of Regulatory and Business Services at Goldman Sachs. She has spent 22 years at Goldman after joining from RBS in 1997. She was promoted to managing director in 2001, partner in 2013, and became head of EMEA technology in February 2017.

If you want to find out more about Jo, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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She Talks Tech - Agile, DevOps and all the mistakes in between with James Heggs

'Agile, DevOps and all the mistakes in between' with James Heggs, Tech Returners

Today we hear from James Heggs, in his session about agile working and DevOps.

James is the CTO and Co Founder of Tech Returners, with over 15 years experience leading tech teams. James is also the creator and lead coach for the successful ‘Your Journey Into Tech’ programme which enables individuals into technology careers through a 15 week programme of technical teaching and career support.

James will be taking us through a journey of some of the experiences, lessons and adaptations he’s had when taking tech teams through a DevOps evolution.

You can find out more about and connect with James on LinkedIn.

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She Talks Tech - Julia Streets in conversation with Dame Wendy Hall

Julia Streets in conversation with Dame Wendy Hall DBE

Today we hear from Julia Streets and Dame Wendy Hall, in their session about the internet.

Dame Wendy Hall, DBE, is Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President (International Engagement), and is an Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. Wendy has been a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the European Research Council and the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Julia Steets is a champion of fintech and female entrepreneurship, innovation, equality, diversity and inclusion. She is listed in the 100WFinTech Directory and is a mentor for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab.

Wendy will share with us what she believes is the greatest tech innovation of all time – the World Wide Web and the Internet. And she’ll discuss why there is a growing need for global governance, standards and control in this area.

If you want to find out more about Julia Streets you can find her on twitter @streets_julia and on LinkedIn. And if you’d like to connect with Dame Wendy Hall you can find her on twitter @DameWendyDBE

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She Talks Tech Podcast - Extending Reality through VR and AR with Jeremy Dalton

'Extending Reality through VR and AR' with Jeremy Dalton, PwC

Today we meet PwC’S Head of VR/AR, Jeremy Dalton in his session about virtual and augmented reality.

Jeremy Dalton helps clients understand, quantify, and implement the benefits of virtual reality and augmented reality technology. He  is a regular contributor of thought leadership in the space, giving talks all over the world, from Twitter’s headquarters in London to the SXSW technology festival in Austin, Texas.

If you want to find out more about Jeremy, you can connect with him on twitter @jeremycdalton or on LinkedIn

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She Talks Tech Podcast - Martha Lane Fox in conversation with Jacqueline de Rojas

Martha Lane Fox CBE in conversation with Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

Today we hear from British businesswoman and co-founder of dotcom boom company ‘Last Minute’, Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE.

She serves on the board of Twitter and Chanel and is Chancellor of the Open University and Chair of WeTransfer.

She’ll be in conversation with Jacqueline de Rojas CBE – the president of TechUK and chair of the board of Digital Leaders.

They will share their experience from the dot com era and discuss their last 25 years in tech – and what we can learn from those years now in light of the problems of 2020.

If you want to find out more about Martha Lane Fox – you can connect with her on twitter at @MarthaLaneFox, and if you’d like to connect with Jacqueline de Rojas, you can find out more about her on twitter @JdR_tech or on LinkedIn.

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The Ethics of Coronavirus Apps' with Professor Luciano Floridi | She Talks Tech Podcast

The Ethics of Coronavirus Apps | Professor Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford

Today, we hear from Professor Luciano Floridi. Luciano is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford.

Luciano is best known for his work on two areas of philosophical research: the philosophy of information and information ethics. From 2008 and 2013, he held positions of Research Chair in philosophy of information and the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics.

Luciano’s session talks more about his work and the ethics of coronavirus apps.

Find out more about Luciano at https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/luciano-floridi/

 

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The State of Fintech - Tim Dinsdale | She Talks Tech podcast

The State of Fintech | Tim Dinsdale, OpenFin

‘She Talks Tech’ podcast brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the top women (and men!) in tech.

Today we hear from Tim Dinsdale. Tim is the European CTO at OpenFin and is responsible for leading the firm’s technology efforts, expanding OpenFin’s London-based development team and driving OpenFin’s desktop services initiatives globally.

Tim’s session will provide an overview of innovation in FinTech in 2020 and share his insight into what FinTech is, and what’s driving innovation from both a retail and institutional perspective.

Find out more about Tim at https://openfin.co or on his Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tim-dinsdale-b9aa30172

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Agile Working in Tech | Rebecca Fairlamb, J.P. Morgan Chase

‘She Talks Tech’ podcast brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the top women (and men!) in tech.

Today we hear from Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, Rebecca Fairlamb, in her session about agile teams. Rebecca is responsible for the delivery of products which serve thousands of the firm’s application developers – and has been leading agile teams for years, with a specific focus on transformation.

Rebecca talks about the future of agile through the lens of individual experiences, which in turn contribute to the potential of a team.

Find out more about Rebecca Fairlamb on her LinkedIn. 

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The Internet of Things | Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Tinker London

‘She Talks Tech’ podcast brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the top women (and men!) in tech.

Today we hear from Canadian-Italian author, consultant, public speaker and entrepreneur Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino in her session about the Internet of Things. Alexandra co-founded Tinker London, the first UK distributor of Arduino, the open source electronics education platform. Her products are included in the permanent collection of the London Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York as examples of the internet of things. She was named in the Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter in 2014 and has been included in the longlist of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in Tech in the UK.

Alexandra talks about the lessons learnt from a post-hype world of connected physical and digital experiences, what ethics and security concerns have cropped up and how they might shape what comes next.

Find out more about Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino at www.TinkerLondon.com or follow her on Twitter @iotwatch

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Neurodiversity in Tech | Dr Nancy Doyle, Genius Within

‘She Talks Tech’ podcast brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the top women (and men!) in tech.

Today we hear from occupational psychologist, CEO and Founder of Genius Within Dr Nancy Doyle in her session about Neurodiversity in Tech. Nancy has 20 years’ experience in neurodiversity and Nancy won Public Policy impact of the year at the BPS division of Occupational Psychology in 2019 for her working lobbying for an evidence based approach to neurodiversity inclusion.

Nancy talks about the benefits of neurodiversity, career progression for neurodiverse people and how to systemically include people to benefit the tech industry.

Find out more about Dr Nancy Doyle www.GeniusWIthin.co.uk or on twitter @NancyDoylePsych

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