Women Tech Charge
Women Tech Charge is back! From fashion to finance, technology is revolutionising every area of our lives. Meet the extraordinary women who are leading the charge. Hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO of www.stemettes.org, Women Tech Charge is ...
3. Overcooked Worms! How Debbie Bestwick became a gaming pioneer16:11Debbie Bestwick is the CEO of Team 17, the studio brought the world classic video games like Worms and innovative recent titles including the Overcooked series. She tells Anne-Marie how she entered the industry before the age of 20 and became an award-winning producer. She also explains how to get a foothold in a competitive field, and encourages parents to let their children explore a job that's far more than just playing games.
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9. Tech and the City with Billie Quinlan, CEO of Ferly18:05Billie Quinlan is the co-founder and CEO of Ferly, a female-focussed sexual wellness app. She tells Anne-Marie how technology is helping women discover their sexuality, and change the way people think about sex. They also talk about her journey from aspiring actress to head of her own start-up, including having to learn new skills.ADVISORY: This episode of Women Tech Charge contains adult themes, and references to sexual assault. If you're affected by any of the issues raised, you can get help from places like Victim Support, Rape Crisis, and the NHS.
8. Imogen Heap: How technology is changing music23:31Imogen Heap is an artist, songwriter and technologist. She speaks to Anne-Marie about how tech is transforming how she makes music and interacts with audiences. She describes how she developed her MiMu smart gloves, which work as a wearable music instrument. And they talk about Mycelia, Heap's blockchain driven project to help musicians with their music distribution, rights and payment management.
7. Black Ballad and how data can tell the black community's story with Tobi Oredein24:27Tobi Oredein is a journalist and founder of the Black Ballad lifestyle platform that elevates the voices of black British women through content, community and commerce. She talks to Anne-Marie about how her experiences as a black woman in journalism inspired her to create the site. They also discuss the importance of data in telling the stories of black communities, and how difficult it can sometimes be to find..
5. How to be a Venture Capitalist, with Check Warner21:40Check Warner is a founding partner of Ada Ventures, a fund named after Ada Lovelace that aims to support diverse entrepreneurs. She talks to Anne-Marie about the role VCs can play in supporting start-ups, what the job actually is, and why female founders are considered "niche" in the industry.
5. Banishing 'maths phobia' with Dr Eugenia Cheng22:03Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, concert pianist... and baker. She's dedicated her career to tackling the fear of maths that she thinks is preventing talented people from studying the subject. Eugenia tells Anne-Marie how her discovery that her students would pay more attention if lectures involved food led to her publishing a best-selling book combining baking with mathematics. And she describes how playing complex piano pieces connects with her love of numbers. They also discuss Eugenia's new book X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender, which is out now. You can hear her music on her website eugeniacheng.com
4. Motherhood and entrepreneurship with Tinto's Idia Elsmore Dodsworth22:16Idia Elsmore Dodsworth was a lawyer with an entrepreneurial streak.... and two children under the age of two. She tells Anne-Marie how an unruly day at the beach with her kids inspired her to co-found Tinto, an app that connects mothers. They discuss how parenting can be an "overwhelming" experience, especially for working mums, and how hard it can be to get honest advice.