05 September 2016


Dr Sue Black talks with Dave Rael about being lit up on software and technology, helping women to have better lives and businesses, saving Bletchley Park, and a winning formula of courage with persistence

Dr Sue Black left home and school at 16, married at 20 and had 3 children by the age of 23. A single parent at 25 she went to university, gained a degree in computing then a PhD in software engineering. She set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. Sue was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is now a UK government advisor, thought leader, honorary professor of computer science at UCL, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Her current startup #techmums teaches mums tech skills enabling them to become tech savvy. Sue now has 4 children and has recently become a grandmother. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011, it is an Amazon UK bestseller.

Sue's book recommendation:
Sue's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Follow that about which you are passionate
  2. Find people like you
  3. Just keep going

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