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Listen to a variety of women discussing their careers in the ICT sector (Information, Communication and Technology). They cover the perks and pitfalls of working in an industry where women are largely underrepresented. Get top tips, hear anecdotes and be inspired by the women that have made their mark.

Women in ICT Podcast Wired Sussex

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Listen to a variety of women discussing their careers in the ICT sector (Information, Communication and Technology). They cover the perks and pitfalls of working in an industry where women are largely underrepresented. Get top tips, hear anecdotes and be inspired by the women that have made their mark.

    Fiona Dungay - Graphic Designer

    Fiona Dungay - Graphic Designer

    Fiona Dungay graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. During the autumn after graduation she assisted Paul Farrington at Studio Tonne before working on various freelance projects including collaborations with Digital Apex and Nothing to See Here. Fiona began working with Cogapp in March 2005 and was promoted to the design team in July 2006. She has worked on a variety of digital and print projects for clients including Culture Online, GSGI, BBC, Brighton University Arts Faculties, Web Usability Partnership and on the Cogapp rebrand.

    Vicky Reeves - Managing Director of ChameleonNet

    Vicky Reeves - Managing Director of ChameleonNet

    Vicky started her web development company, Chameleon Net, in 1998 with a vision of establishing a new type of company – one that would bridge the gap between web design agencies and IT companies. Prior to starting Chameleon Net she worked for larger IT companies like Alcatel, EDS and iCAT and holds an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire. Vicky is an avid networker and has won a series of entrepreneur awards. She was voted 'Best Woman in Technology' (small business category) at the 2006 Women in Technology Awards, sponsored by BlackBerry.

    Shirley May - Database and Web Programmer

    Shirley May - Database and Web Programmer

    After completing her philosophy degree, Shirley worked at the University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies. Following this she taught in Barcelona and returned to complete an MSc in Information Systems. With an impressive set of qualifications under her belt, she decided to set up her own business writing databases for office systems and for the web. She also programmes entire websites and has a growing local client base for her endeavors. Part of Shirley’s success as a programmer can be attributed to her interest in languages and teaching, which gives her more than average communication skills for a computer programmer!

    Helen Crawford-White - Designer

    Helen Crawford-White - Designer

    Helen Crawford-White is a graphic designer at Crush Design in Brighton. After graduating from the University of Brighton she came to Crush to work on a range of creative design work from book covers to shop identities, music events and drink promotions. She enjoys the responsibility and challenges that working in a small design company brings. In her opinion the best part about the job is seeing a project from initial ideas through to completion and then seeing it in the public domain.

    Angie Taylor - Animator and Digital Filmmaker

    Angie Taylor - Animator and Digital Filmmaker

    Angie Taylor is an animator and digital filmmaker. She works on a freelance basis for production companies and broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4, producing animation, motion graphics and visual effects for TV, film and video. Angie also provides expert training and consultancy and regularly tours with Adobe and Apple, giving software demonstrations and seminars on digital filmmaking and animation processes.

    Aleks Krotowski -Technology Guardian Columnist

    Aleks Krotowski -Technology Guardian Columnist

    Aleks Krotoski is a columnist for The Guardian's Technology section and for Guardian Unlimited. She is currently working towards a PhD in social psychology at the University of Surrey, examining social networks in cyberspace and understanding online social influence. Aleks has written games industry reports covering demographics, age ratings, education and regulation. She also regularly speaks about interpersonal processes in online communities with financial, telecommunications and governmental organisations.

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