This article is part of our Essential Guide: Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015

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25. Kate Russell, Author, tech reporter, speaker & educator

Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing weekly on BBC technology programme Click she also speaks at conferences and lectures in schools and universities inspiring the next generation of technologists. Her website, KateRussell.co.uk , won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog. Her debut novel was published last year under official licence to space trading game, Elite: Dangerous, the childhood passion that inspired her love of technology. As part of the licensing deal she got to name a planet in the latest release of the game. She called it Slough.

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