#techmums Graduation - Well Done everyone!
Top Valley Techmums graduation at Nottingham University with
Top Valley Academy, Dr Sue Black and Nottingham University are
looking at delivering #techmums at Top Valley Academy.
What is #techmums?
The #techmums program is all about transforming lives through
We build confidence and technology skills whilst transitioning
our mums to employment, education and entrepreneurship.
The #techmums program focuses on: your office in the cloud, app
design, web design, social media, online security and coding in
Python and is accredited by The Tech Partnership.
Who founded #techmums?
#techmums was set up by Dr Sue Black who 25 years ago was a
single parent with three children living on a council estate in
Brixton, London. Sue brought her family out of poverty by going
back into education, obtained a degree and PhD in computing and is
now one of the UK's top ten women in tech. Sue wants to offer
millions of mums the opportunity to improve their families'
circumstances through #techmums.
#techmums is all about making as big an impact as possible. Our
program benefits not just mums but the whole family + creates
female tech role models. The determining factor in a child's
success at school is the mother's education: we want to create tech
savvy mums and families so that we have the greatest and fastest
impact. Brunel University measured our mums' confidence levels
during our pilot, and found that it rockets during the
Where is #techmums running?
#techmums is currently running in schools and colleges in Tower
Hamlets, London and Tallaght, Dublin - two areas of great social
deprivation. The average life expectancy for a woman living in
Tower Hamlets is just 54, and 42% of children live in poverty.
Tower Hamlets and Tallaght are just the start. Our plan is to take
#techmums global in 2016.
"My dream is to empower one million women worldwide by getting
them excited about technology"
Dr Sue Black