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Sue Black

Sue Black is an English computer scientist. She is a Senior Research Associate at University College London, England. She was previously Head of the Department of Information and Software Systems at the University of Westminster, London. She founded BCSWomen, a Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, in 2001, and was chair of the group until 2008.

She has been instrumental in championing the saving of Bletchley Park from destruction due to lack of funding. Most recently she has founded #Techmums. The Guardian newspaper declared Sue as one of the Top 10 Women in Tech. Sue has done all this despite not finishing college (first time around) and being a single mum to 3 children by the age of 25. She escaped her violent husband and rebuilt her life with huge success. She’s gone on to inspire women everywhere and is the last in our series of just how far you can get if you persevere.

 

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