I received this email from a Chair of Governors of a London Primary School this week.
No wonder we have issues with girls and STEM if ten year old children are already seeing girls stereotyped as “getting maths wrong” 😦
This should not be happening now in 2019!
How can we get a copy of the test paper?
Incredible UCLH surgeon Suzy Elneil was a whistleblower on this situation, and is now being stopped by UCLH from practicing.
Her work is saving lives, helping women in ridiculous amounts of pain caused by mesh implants.
Suzy is the UK’s top mesh removal surgeon, she removed around 400 mesh implants last year. No one else in the UK has this amount of experience.
Thousands of women, some suicidal from the amount of pain, need their mesh removed urgently.
The FDA in the US have banned mesh operations.
The FDA have told medical device companies to stop manufacturing and selling mesh.
Mesh kills, maims and injures, but mesh implants are very lucrative for medical device companies and implanting surgeons.
What can be done?
NB Thanks so much to #slingthemesh for supporting mesh injured women and men
Please see below email just received today, I have anonymised it and its not related to these lovely ladies in the photo. I get lots of email/messages like this all the time. We must provide more opportunities for #womenintech.
Firstly, I know you are incredibly busy so I definitely do not want to take up too much of your time. I’ll try and be as succinct as possible!
I was looking to see if you could advise me on retraining as a software developer and if there are any schemes, grants, bursaries available. I am a single parent of 3 and left an abusive relationship (my children’s father) just over a year ago. Whilst I have a degree in xxxxxx, I work as a xxxxxxxxxxx in the voluntary sector- which is neither well paid or guaranteed. I am currently renting and with maintenance money not being provided, huge childcare costs and soaring rent rates, myself and my children are incredibly vulnerable. I recognise that it is up to me to do something about this and I am nothing but determined.
A friend suggested coding, the past two weeks I have spent my evening having a go at small intro courses to java and python. to my surprise I was able to complete the tasks and enjoyed them! I understand these were just introductions- and by no means do I think this is coding! Nevertheless I would really like to retrain in software development. I have no savings, and realistically can’t take time out- unless I get some funding- in order to retrain.
There is a 16 week full time coding course running in xxxxxxxxx (where I Live which I have been recommend) It begins in February 2019 and I would really like to join it. I applied for a career development loan but my credit rating was not good enough to qualify.
I wondered if you could advice of any funding that may be open to me? Or just general advice of courses or options that you know of?
I also just wanted to say that you are an amazing woman, who is so inspiring to so many people. It’s a joy to listen to you on Late night Women’s hour and other podcasts.
Many Thanks and warmest wishes
I was delighted to finally meet the “other Sue Black” a few months ago at Dundee University ❤️ we’ve known each other for years online but never met in person until Sue invited me up to Dundee as a digital expert.
We are often mistaken for each other, I’m a computer scientist and Sue is a forensic scientist, and congratulated for each other’s work 🤣
It was so wonderful to meet, I’m really looking forward to next time.
Turbo charge your career!
I’m always being asked for advice on how to approach particular situations at work/university/college particularly by women and particularly in the tech sector. I want to help as many people as possible so I thought “Why not set up an online group where I can help more people get to where they want to go more quickly?”
So that’s what I’m going to do!
#comingsoon I’m starting a #womenintech Mastermind featuring an online discussion group, webinars, advice sessions, one to one mentoring and a lot more. Add your email here if you are interested:
Talk to you soon!
#tech #mentoring #careergoals #careeradvice #gettingpromoted #skillsshortage #technology
I had a wonderful time today receiving an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art ❤️🙏❤️
Massive congratulations to all students graduating today at TheAlbertHall and my fellow honorands Siobhán Davies and Peter Gabriel
#RCAconvocation #lifegoals @siobhandavies #petergabriel
30 years ago I escaped from a violent marriage, I ran down the road with my 3 small kids + a suitcase of nappies.
I rebuilt my life after 6m in a @WomensAid refuge, went back to school, changing my/my family’s lives forever. Here’s some of the story…
I had an amazing birthday here in Cannes yesterday, judging a tech #changeforgood hackathon with some awesome people from Global Citizen, Huge, and Amazon, and one of my all time heroes @garyvee.
In the evening I went to an amazing party at a chateau, met more awesome people and lots of friends mainly from London. Crazy.
Idris Elba and Fat Boy Slim DJed and Kylie did a set. It was amazing. Thanks so much Angie Moxham for the invite 🙏❤️🙏