Dr Sue Black 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. She set up the UK’s first online network for women in tech BCSWomen and led the campaign to save Bletchley Park.
Sue was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is now a UK government advisor, thought leader, honorary professor of computer science at UCL, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. Her current startup #techmums teaches mums tech skills enabling them to become tech savvy. Sue now has 4 children and has recently become a grandmother. Sue’s first book Saving Bletchley Park details the social media campaign she led to save Bletchley Park from 2008-2011. It was an Amazon UK bestseller.
Her forthcoming book on Coding will be published by Penguin Press in 2020.