7 Influential Women Making Waves in the UK Tech Scene

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Explore the achievements and contributions of these inspiring women driving innovation, diversity, and positive change across the tech industry.

Learn how their leadership and influence are reshaping the future of technology in the UK.

Dame Stephanie Shirley (Steve Shirley)

Dame Stephanie Shirley is a pioneer in the UK tech industry. As the founder of Freelance Programmers in 1962, she broke barriers as one of the few female tech entrepreneurs at the time. Her company paved the way for flexible working practices and women in tech.

Dr. Sue Black

Dr. Sue Black is a prominent figure in UK tech, known for her advocacy for women in technology. She founded TechMums, a non-profit organization that empowers mothers through technology education. Dr. Black’s work has been instrumental in bridging the gender gap in the tech industry.

Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox co-founded Lastminute.com, one of the iconic success stories of the dot-com boom. She has since become a prominent voice in UK tech, advocating for digital inclusion and government initiatives to boost the digital economy.

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge is a venture capitalist and the founding partner of Passion Capital, a leading early-stage technology investment firm. She is also the chair of Tech Nation, an organization that supports the growth of digital tech across the UK.

Tabitha Goldstaub

Tabitha Goldstaub is a prominent AI entrepreneur and the co-founder of CognitionX, an AI advice platform. She is also the chair of the UK government’s AI Council and an advocate for responsible AI development.

Belinda Parmar

Belinda Parmar is the CEO of The Empathy Business, a consultancy firm that helps organizations foster empathy in the workplace and in customer relations. She is also known for her work in encouraging diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon is the co-founder of Stemettes, an organization that aims to inspire and support young women into STEM careers. She is a mathematician, speaker, and advocate for diversity in technology, working to break stereotypes and encourage more women to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

These women have made significant contributions to the UK tech scene, paving the way for future generations of women in technology and inspiring change in the industry.


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