The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017


14. Debbie Forster, Tech Talent Charter management group lead; entrepreneur, Novel Design

Debbie Forster is director at consultancy Novel Design, and leads the management group for the Tech Talent Charter initiative. During her time as co-CEO at Apps for Good, Forster inspired hundreds of students, teachers, industry experts and sponsors to engage with the organisation.

As well as scaling at an impressive rate under Forster’s leadership, Apps for Good - which she left late last year - is working hard to tackle diversity in Stem education. Over 50% of apps which have won at the organisation’s annual awards have been developed by all girl or mixed teams.

Forster recently received an MBE for digital innovation, and was named WISE woman of the year in 2016. She has appeared on Computer Weekly’s list most influential women in UK tech consistently for the last few years.

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