Monday, June 27, 2016

Focus on diversity, not gender, says most influential woman in UK IT 2016 - COMPUTER WEEKLY

by Clare McDonald
Originally published: June 26, 2016

The winner of Computer Weekly’s most influential woman in UK IT award, Maggie Philbin, says the IT industry should focus on wider diversity as opposed to just gender equality

Those who are aware of 1970s TV show Swap Shop, and more recently Tomorrow’s World, will know of Maggie Philbin, television personality, radio presenter and advocate for a more diverse technology industry.

Now, Philbin is the CEO of awards scheme TeenTech Awards. She uses her business to give young people the opportunity to develop technologies designed to solve real-world problems, with the hope that it will encourage them to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) careers in the future.