The current speed of technological and scientific innovation & its impact on how we live, work and learn is unprecedented. Every company or organisation is arguably powered by technology. Yet the shortage of STEM skills has hit a crisis point in the U.K. with estimates predicting that a lack of STEM skills costs the U.K. economy £1.5 billion pounds per year. In the 'digital age', we need to inspire more young people to develop their STEM skills.
My career has spanned both the tech and education world. In the last ten years I have worked in the UK education sector launching new schools and delivering entrepreneurship projects to students and communities across the North West of England. In 2015, I was named one of the 'top 100 women in games' in recognition of my role in establishing the UK's first 'geek' school in Liverpool.
I have been interviewed on TV, radio and the press, including the BBC, Radio 4 and The Times Education Supplement talking about my passions of tech and entrepreneurship, in particular, motivating and supporting young entrepreneurs.
My business, Steam School, connects schools with science and tech innovators via our weekly live broadcasts and accompanying mini challenges. By showcasing the stories of young innovators, discussing tech trends and scientific breakthroughs, Steam School inspires students to develop a new awareness about how rapid technological change is transforming the world in which we live.
To talk about education and technology, entrepreneurship, or anything else I have mentioned here please get in touch!