The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017

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13. Clare Sutcliffe, executive director, communities and outreach, Raspberry Pi Foundation

Clare Sutcliffe has been the executive director of communities and outreach for Raspberry Pi Foundation since 2016 and acted as CEO of Code Club, the not-for-profit she co-founded, until April 2016.

Sutcliffe has brought computing to primary schools without dumbing it down, negotiating to bring major stakeholders like ARM and Google on board, as well as harnessing the energy of individual volunteers through an open and social approach. Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged nine to 11.

In 2014, the organisation went global, with the aim of having coding communities in 50% of the world’s countries by the end of 2018. In 2015 Sutcliffe was awarded an MBE for her services to technology, and works as executive director of communities and outreach for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, promoting both Raspberry Pi and Code Club initiatives. 

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