Meet the core team at Tech She Can and discover what we all do.
Learning Pathways and Engagement Manager
I have over 13 years’ experience in primary and secondary education and have worked in senior leadership with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion for 6 of those years. I was thrilled to join Tech She Can in October 2022 to support their mission to change the ratio of women and girls in technology careers so that they can play an equal role in shaping their futures.
A huge part of my role is working with schools and businesses to bring technology careers alive through dynamic and engaging insight days where children get to meet diverse role models working in aspirational jobs. As a languages graduate who was never signposted to how my passions and interests could translate into a technology career, I am committed to being part of the change needed for our future workforce.
Chief Operating Officer (maternity leave)
I’m a Senior Manager currently on secondment from PwC UK to work as COO for Tech She Can. My career at PwC has covered Student Recruitment, Employer Branding, Tech Marketing and working alongside Sheridan Ash to inform our Women in Tech strategy and engagement.
I worked on the initial 'Time to close the gender gap' research in 2017, which helped to inform the creation of Tech She Can and have been involved since its inception. I helped to create Tech She Can as its own separate charity and am currently seconded to the charity to lead its operations. I work with our Strategic Partners, help direct the work we do as part of our charity and look after all of our operational needs.
As a parent, I’m extremely passionate about the future of the world our children are being born into. I’m passionate about the gender imbalance we're trying to solve with the lack of women in technology and, for me, it all comes down to tackling the education our children receive.
I'm an enthusiastic scientist with a passion for bringing the world of STEM alive for children. As our world becomes more heavily tech dependent, I believe it's our responsibility to prepare the youngest generation for the future that awaits them.
I first came across Tech She Can while at the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2018. I was undertaking a PhD in Nanotechnology at the time, and had seen the difference in enthusiasm between boys and girls towards technical subjects while working as a secondary school maths and physics teacher. I asked about how I could help Tech She Can achieve their mission and was welcomed in by the team. Since 2018, I've been part of panel discussions, interviewed 30+ industry role models for our lesson packages, co-presented Tech We Can online lessons with Becky Patel and, most recently, voiced Katie in our ‘Katie and Tex’ animation series.
Having recently completed my PhD, I'll be continuing my work with the Tech She Can team and can’t wait to see what we can achieve in the coming years!
Marketing and Communications Lead
I'm a Marketing and Communications Specialist, with more than 15 years’ experience in a range of industries, from the Third Sector to Recruitment to Financial Services. I love connecting with audiences through the right channels, at the right time, to tell a engaging stories. My approach is to create data -riven, insight-led campaigns that build a compelling narrative.
I'm currently on secondment from PwC UK to Tech She Can. My days are very varied and include looking after our website and social media channels, connecting with our supporters and developing opportunities to increase our reach with different audiences.
I am a Tech We Can Champion and delivered my first lesson to a school in the Shetland Isles. I also helped to co-ordinate the recruitment of other champions and volunteers from PwC's tech community and women in tech network. It's an exciting time to be involved with the charity as we change the ratio of women in tech.
As Programme Manager, I help in coordinating our project work including the Tech We Can Champions, onboarding prospective members and supporting all things operational.
I’m incredibly passionate about inspiring and facilitating opportunities for people from marginalised genders and love that, through my job, I can play a part in helping to change the ratio for women in tech.
Having studied History at university, I’m acutely aware of the need to show young people how their passions can translate into careers - no matter what they’re passionate about. My own hobbies over the years have ranged from musical theatre to football, from crossfit to art and design.
I love speaking with lots of people through Tech She Can, working out how we can collaborate, and ultimately seeing this good work come to fruition when schools and students engage with our material so positively.
Head of Education and Learning
I have over 10 years teaching experience at both a primary and secondary school level. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Tech She Can team since 2019 and I lead on the creation and delivery of our Tech We Can educational resources.
I’m extremely proud of how far the Tech We Can resources we offer to teachers, parents and students has grown over the past few years. I’m passionate about ensuring all children and young people broaden their knowledge of the opportunities available to them in technology careers. Children can't aspire to be what they don't know exists, and this is where Tech We Can plays such an important role.
Learning Design and Delivery Officer
I’ve worked in primary schools for over 13 years and, in that time, I’ve taught in a variety of schools of different sizes and in different areas. Alongside working as a part-time class teacher, I started working with the Tech She Can team in March 2022, supporting the creation and delivery of our Tech We Can educational resources.
I believe that early careers education is really important for our children, and that the Tech We Can resources are invaluable in showing them how their passions can link to future jobs in technology. It’s really important that we all work together to ensure that children are aware of the variety of technology careers out there, and to help to prepare the next generation for the future.
Chief Operating Officer (maternity cover)
I'm a Senior Manager on secondment from PwC UK to provide maternity cover as COO for Tech She Can. I'm a qualified accountant and, at PwC, I've worked in Tax client-facing roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions team and for large corporates. In more recent years, I've worked in Learning and Development, leading teams on a wide range of technical and professional skills solutions and curricula.
I'm a working parent of two wonderful children, a girl and boy. I want them, and indeed all children, to grow up curious about the world they live in, to have knowledge and to be confident about the opportunities that are available to them. Ultimately, I'd like to see a truly diverse workforce who make good decisions for all.
I grew up surrounded by educational materials, and still am as I'm married to a secondary school teacher. It's amazing to see what a difference technology is making to education and I'm looking forward to making my contribution by helping Tech She Can deliver its mission.