37 episodes

Women Tech Charge is back!


From fashion to finance, technology is revolutionising every area of our lives. Meet the extraordinary women who are leading the charge.
Hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO of www.stemettes.org, Women Tech Charge is a series of candid, inspiring and often funny conversations with inventors, entrepreneurs and even real-life spies. These are stories of eureka moments, successes and failures, passions and ideas, which will inspire you to take charge – woman or otherwise.
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Women Tech Charge is back!


From fashion to finance, technology is revolutionising every area of our lives. Meet the extraordinary women who are leading the charge.
Hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO of www.stemettes.org, Women Tech Charge is a series of candid, inspiring and often funny conversations with inventors, entrepreneurs and even real-life spies. These are stories of eureka moments, successes and failures, passions and ideas, which will inspire you to take charge – woman or otherwise.
Women Tech Charge is a podcast from the Evening Standard. For the latest news, entertainment and more audio content visit www.standard.co.uk
Ask your Google Assistant or Alexa for the news from the Evening Standard
Twitter: @eveningstandard
Facebook: Facebook.com/eveningstandard
Instagram: @evening.standard
Follow Anne Marie on twitter at @aimafidon

    Overcooked Worms! How Debbie Bestwick became a gaming pioneer

    Overcooked Worms! How Debbie Bestwick became a gaming pioneer

    Debbie Bestwick is the CEO of Team 17, the studio brought the world classic video games like Worms and innovative recent titles including the Overcooked series. She tells Anne-Marie how she entered the industry before the age of 20 and became an award-winning producer. She also explains how to get a foothold in a competitive field, and encourages parents to let their children explore a job that's far more than just playing games.
     
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    Tech and the City with Billie Quinlan, CEO of Ferly

    Tech and the City with Billie Quinlan, CEO of Ferly

    Billie Quinlan is the co-founder and CEO of Ferly, a female-focussed sexual wellness app. She tells Anne-Marie how technology is helping women discover their sexuality, and change the way people think about sex. They also talk about her journey from aspiring actress to head of her own start-up, including having to learn new skills.


    ADVISORY: This episode of Women Tech Charge contains adult themes, and references to sexual assault. If you're affected by any of the issues raised, you can get help from places like Victim Support, Rape Crisis, and the NHS.
     
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    • 18 min
    Imogen Heap: How technology is changing music

    Imogen Heap: How technology is changing music

    Imogen Heap is an artist, songwriter and technologist. She speaks to Anne-Marie about how tech is transforming how she makes music and interacts with audiences. She describes how she developed her MiMu smart gloves, which work as a wearable music instrument. And they talk about Mycelia, Heap's blockchain driven project to help musicians with their music distribution, rights and payment management.
     
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    • 23 min
    Black Ballad and how data can tell the black community's story with Tobi Oredein

    Black Ballad and how data can tell the black community's story with Tobi Oredein

    Tobi Oredein is a journalist and founder of the Black Ballad lifestyle platform that elevates the voices of black British women through content, community and commerce. She talks to Anne-Marie about how her experiences as a black woman in journalism inspired her to create the site. They also discuss the importance of data in telling the stories of black communities, and how difficult it can sometimes be to find..
     
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    • 24 min
    How to be a Venture Capitalist, with Check Warner

    How to be a Venture Capitalist, with Check Warner

    Check Warner is a founding partner of Ada Ventures, a fund named after Ada Lovelace that aims to support diverse entrepreneurs. She talks to Anne-Marie about the role VCs can play in supporting start-ups, what the job actually is, and why female founders are considered "niche" in the industry.
     
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    Banishing 'maths phobia' with Dr Eugenia Cheng

    Banishing 'maths phobia' with Dr Eugenia Cheng

    Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, concert pianist... and baker. She's dedicated her career to tackling the fear of maths that she thinks is preventing talented people from studying the subject. Eugenia tells Anne-Marie how her discovery that her students would pay more attention if lectures involved food led to her publishing a best-selling book combining baking with mathematics. And she describes how playing complex piano pieces connects with her love of numbers. They also discuss Eugenia's new book X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender, which is out now. You can hear her music on her website eugeniacheng.com
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Word_Mad ,

Wish I had discovered this sooner

Great series of interviews with women leaders in tech and other areas. The questions are really well considered and intelligent. If I had one comment it would be to interrupt a little less. The informal and jokey interviewing style took a little while to get used to but I like it now. Thanks !

Your Granma ,

I love this podcast

I got a D in GCSE physics in the late 80s and struggle with the basic concepts of a lot of science. This podcast has re-engaged me and helped me to understand so much of the stuff teachers couldn’t teach me as the science is hidden inside fascinating human stories.

I came for the people and the stories and got the science for free.

citytechlady ,

One of my Favourites to listen too

So good to hear these women’s stories and so inspiring well done and keep em coming.

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