The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017

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37. Rioch Edwards-Brown, founder, So You Wanna Be In TV?

Entrepreneur and founder of So You Wanna Be In TV?, Rioch Edwards-Brown, is an advocate for diversity and has extensive media experience.

She began So You Wanna Be on TV? as a community outreach programme after her son was shot and stabbed at school, and uses the platform to tackle the lack of diversity and social mobility in TV by providing free employability skills through partnerships between TV, brands, corporates and the community.

Based on her successful model, Edwards-Brown launched So You Wanna Be In Tech? in 2016, as well as, more recently, So You Wanna Be In Creative?

She won Hero of the Year at the European Diversity Awards 2015, Entrepreneur of Excellence at the National Diversity Awards 2014 and is a Tech London Advocate (TLA), and member of TLA CreateTech and TLA Edtech.

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