Sue didn’t have a traditional start to her career. She 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.
25 years ago Dr Sue Black was a single parent with three small children living on a council estate in Brixton. She is now one of the top 50 women in tech in Europe, received an OBE and just been appointed to the Government Advisory body shaping digital services. Sue talks about how she brought her family out of poverty and built a successful career through education, passion and a determination to succeed.
- Thursday 10th October 2019
- Registration 6:00pm
- Lecture 6:15pm
- Wine Reception 7:15 -8:30pm
Sue is an award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert. She was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a UK government advisor, thought leader, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Sue set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen in 1998 and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park. Her first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008–2011. It has been an Amazon UK bestseller.
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