Sue Black is the British computer scientist, academic and social entrepreneur best-known for her work leading the Saving Bletchley Park campaign. The Hampshire-born software engineering expert graduated from London South Bank University in 199, researching the Ripple Effect before immersing herself in a career in scientific research at the University College of London.
Everywoman, the member organisation which champions the advancement of women in business, politics and academia has highlighted Sue Black as someone who “embodies the traits of a modern leader”, partly in thanks to her establishment of Techmums, the organisation that offers free training on digital security, social media and escaping poverty.
Black regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian and The Daily Mirror, and was recently honoured as one of the Maserati 100, which commends British entrepreneurs who are giving back to the next generation of business leaders. As a computer science entrepreneur and influential thought leader, Black has championed technology as part of the advancement of women.
In 2015, Black was identified as the 7th Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015 by Computer Weekly, and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to technology. In 2017, Black was awarded the 2017 Social Impact Abie Award from AnitaB.org.