The 25 most influential women in UK IT


7. Sue Black, founder, Foundation; senior research associate, Uni College London

Sue Black is a Senior Research Associate in the Software Systems Engineering group in the the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates. Since 1998 Sue has been campaigning for equality, and more support, for women in tech. She founded the online networks LondonBCSWomen in 1999 and BCSWomen in 2001, BCSWomen now has over 1200 members. 

Sue also set up The goto Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to make computer science more meaningful to the public, generate public excitement in the creation of software, and help to build a tech savvy workforce. Recently she won the PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Network award and was also named Tech Hero by ITPRO magazine.


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