Our team

Meet the core team at Tech She Can and discover what we all do.

Elaine Aitken

Elaine Aitken

Digital Communications and Content Lead

As a digital communications specialist, I'm passionate about creating engaging content and finding new and innovative ways to deliver insights, tell stories and connect with audiences using a range of digital channels.

I'm currently on secondment from PwC UK to Tech She Can where I look after all things comms-related - including our website and social media channels. From copywriting, to creating content and managing our online communities, my focus is on making sure that information about what we do reaches our audiences, while inspiring people to support the charity and get involved in our work.

I first became involved with Tech She Can when we launched live virtual Tech We Can lessons, helping parents homeschooling their children during lockdown. Using social media to promote the campaign, it was great to see the immediate impact as children, parents and teachers responded in such an enthusiastic way to our tech lessons. I'm delighted to now be leading the comms efforts and helping the charity achieve its aims of encouraging more women into tech roles.

Rebecca Fuller

Rebecca Fuller

Education Community 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.

Robyn Howard

Robyn Howard

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.

Katie King

Katie King

Education Consultant

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! 

Molly McCarthy

Molly McCarthy

Programme Manager

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.

Becky Patel

Becky Patel

Head of Early Education

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. 

Poppy Patel

Poppy Patel

Early Education 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.

Lizzie Suthers

Lizzie Suthers

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.  

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