I’m a technology evangelist, digital skills expert, social entrepreneur, consultant and international keynote speaker with over 20 years experience. I have a computer science PhD, management and change management experience and am passionate about getting everyone excited about the opportunities that technology offers. I’ve also got over 20 years technology and digital skills teaching experience, along with successful social media campaigning and women and leadership expertise.

My first book Saving Bletchley Park about the successful campaign that I led to save Bletchley Park is the fastest crowdfunded book EVER and now has 60+ five star reviews on Amazon 🙂


Sue is a phenomenon: she brings to life social media and IT 

Lucian J. Hudson, Director of Communications, The Open University

I am an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a Senior Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. A champion for women in computing, I founded BCSWomen the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology.

One of the most inspiring people I’ve met in a long time 

Lynette Webb, Senior Manager, External Relations at Google

I am well known for my successful online and offline campaigning and activism around digital social inclusion and Saving Bletchley Park. I am a frequent public speaker, a social media-holic, mum of four and grandmother of one.


With 20+ years experience in academia I am also an accomplished academic manager and research centre director with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering.

Alongside my academic career I have spent the last 20 years campaigning for more recognition and support for women in computing. After the runaway success of the London BCSWomen network that I set up in 1998 I set up BCSWomen in 2001. After my first trip to Bletchley Park representing BCSWomen in 2003 I got funding for the Women of Station X project highlighting the women’s contribution there during WW2. BCSWomen is still going strong, chaired by the wonderful Gillian Arnold and has just produced a great campaign and book Women in IT: inspiring the next generation.


  1. Hi Sue,

    I’m a student a journalism student at Falmouth Universty. I’m currently creating a magazine for women in tech and would love to get an interview from you for a feature in it. My team decided to create this magazine as a platform for women in the tech industry as we feel that the magazines currently available are very male orientated. Having an interview from some of your experience would be amazing. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Alex Guy

  2. Listening to Desert Island Discs and felt the need to thank you for instigating the saving of Bletchley park, and the work you do in technology. Excellent playlist by the way

  3. I found your life very interesting this morning and was convinced your were black. Not that this is important but I’m very rarely fooled.

    Thank you shearing with me your life and great music.

    Michael (west Indies) parents

  4. I heard you on Desert Island Discs today and found you engaging, funny and inspiring. I also loved the playlist..! I’ve signed up for techmums as I want to help my 10 year old daughter protect herself online as she grows up and am a VERY late adopter with social media-wise – no facebook, twiitter or anything… Looking forward to getting more on top of all this and guiding her in making use of and enjoying tech – and not getting into bother. Thanks. Oh, and at the risk of crawling right up your bum, well done for saving Bletchley. That whole enterprise makes me very proud to be British (at a time when this can be difficult) – another good reminder is the charming telly prog The Detectorists..! Do check it out if you’ve missed it…

  5. Good Afternoon Sue,

    My name is Cherry.
    I am a mature (very mature) online student.
    I love, love. love computing, but came to it late.
    My main stumbling block to moving forward is my poor grasp of maths.
    A subject I have avoided since leaving school many moons ago.
    Because of this I dropped out of my Open University computing course near the end of the first term. I managed to get 82% for my first assignment, mainly because there was nothing maths related in it.
    I fear I will not be able to progress without maths in a subject I love.
    Is there any hope?

    Thank you

      1. Hi Sue,

        I would have to recoup my old assignments to get the official maths names.
        But basically any thing numerical and I’m in trouble.
        I continue trying to educate myself from free online courses though.
        Thanks for your encouragement.

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