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Book By STEM Leader is an Inspirational Exploration of Why Women are Under-represented in Tech

SHE’S IN Ctrl by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is an inspirational exploration of why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

Our eyes are now open to the dangerous fact that our technology is built by a series of big decisions made by a small number of people, mainly men. It means our technology is derived from the gender, nationality and beliefs of a section of society whose lived experience may not chime with your own. The tech world might feel beyond reach, particularly if you’re a woman.

In SHE’S IN Ctrl, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a dynamic advocate for women in STEM across the corporate and academic space, insists that technology is not an unchangeable and unquestionable force. It is not the preserve of the elite, even if when we look around further education spaces it can sometimes feel like that. It is in our homes and in our hands. Rather than feeling powerless to make changes to the way tech works and fails, she argues that it’s time to get into the room where the decisions are made. Or, better yet, create our own tech rooms.

Covering everything from 3D printing, AI, blockchain and bitcoin, to virtual reality and wearable tech, this powerful book about women, tech and daring to dream takes inspiration from Dr Imafidon’s own experience and from the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology, including Jenny Griffiths, software engineer and founder of visual search engine Snap Vision and Sharmadean Reid, founder of WAH Nails and Beauty Stack, a tech start-up that gives people the tools they need for accounting, marketing and booking within the beauty industry.

In her powerful book about women, tech and daring to dream, Dr Imafidon shows we have more agency than we think, drawing on her own experience and the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology.

The world needs more women in tech and, in her inspiring narrative, Dr Imafidon shows not only why this is but how we can all play our part in ensuring a future that’s evenly distributed.

Photo credit: Sam and Sam Photography – Anne-Marie Imafidon.

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