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Women Tech Charge
17 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Overcooked Worms! How Debbie Bestwick became a gaming pioneer
Debbie Bestwick is the CEO of Team 17, the studio brought the world classic video games like Worms and innovative recent titles including the Overcooked series. She tells Anne-Marie how she entered the industry before the age of 20 and became an award-winning producer. She also explains how to get a foothold in a competitive field, and encourages parents to let their children explore a job that's far more than just playing games. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Tech and the City with Billie Quinlan, CEO of Ferly
Billie Quinlan is the co-founder and CEO of Ferly, a female-focussed sexual wellness app. She tells Anne-Marie how technology is helping women discover their sexuality, and change the way people think about sex. They also talk about her journey from aspiring actress to head of her own start-up, including having to learn new skills.ADVISORY: This episode of Women Tech Charge contains adult themes, and references to sexual assault. If you're affected by any of the issues raised, you can get help from places like Victim Support, Rape Crisis, and the NHS. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Imogen Heap: How technology is changing music
Imogen Heap is an artist, songwriter and technologist. She speaks to Anne-Marie about how tech is transforming how she makes music and interacts with audiences. She describes how she developed her MiMu smart gloves, which work as a wearable music instrument. And they talk about Mycelia, Heap's blockchain driven project to help musicians with their music distribution, rights and payment management. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Black Ballad and how data can tell the black community's story with Tobi Oredein
Tobi Oredein is a journalist and founder of the Black Ballad lifestyle platform that elevates the voices of black British women through content, community and commerce. She talks to Anne-Marie about how her experiences as a black woman in journalism inspired her to create the site. They also discuss the importance of data in telling the stories of black communities, and how difficult it can sometimes be to find.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
How to be a Venture Capitalist, with Check Warner
Check Warner is a founding partner of Ada Ventures, a fund named after Ada Lovelace that aims to support diverse entrepreneurs. She talks to Anne-Marie about the role VCs can play in supporting start-ups, what the job actually is, and why female founders are considered "niche" in the industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Banishing 'maths phobia' with Dr Eugenia Cheng
Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician, concert pianist... and baker. She's dedicated her career to tackling the fear of maths that she thinks is preventing talented people from studying the subject. Eugenia tells Anne-Marie how her discovery that her students would pay more attention if lectures involved food led to her publishing a best-selling book combining baking with mathematics. And she describes how playing complex piano pieces connects with her love of numbers. They also discuss Eugenia's new book X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender, which is out now. You can hear her music on her website eugeniacheng.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Motherhood and entrepreneurship with Tinto's Idia Elsmore Dodsworth
Idia Elsmore Dodsworth was a lawyer with an entrepreneurial streak.... and two children under the age of two. She tells Anne-Marie how an unruly day at the beach with her kids inspired her to co-found Tinto, an app that connects mothers. They discuss how parenting can be an "overwhelming" experience, especially for working mums, and how hard it can be to get honest advice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
How UNICEF uses tech to save lives, with its innovation fund manager Sunita Grote
How can a huge organisation, working at a global level, use technology to save the lives of children? Anne-Marie speaks to UNICEF's innovation fund manager, Sunita Grote, who tells us why developments like blockchain are making it easier to provide humanitarian and developmental aid across the world. She also discusses how the organisation is embracing risk, with the possibility that some of the start-ups it partners with might not be able to deliver what they hope - but that the rewards when it does work can be incredible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Endometriosis and how AI can help, with Dr Noemie Elhadad
Endometriosis, where tissue similar to that from the womb grows in other places, affects around 6-10% of women around the world. Dr Noemie Elhadad, of Columbia University, is one of those who was diagnosed with it while still a student. She's set up the Phendo app, which lets women catalogue their signs and symptoms, helping them manage the disease. She talks to Anne-Marie about the struggles she had getting treatment for a condition that's still not fully understood. They also talk about the future of medicine and AI. Will it be possible to speak to GP on Instagram? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
NEW EPISODE! Explorer Kathy Sullivan: What's it like to go to space AND the deepest part of the ocean?
In this episode Anne-Marie takes us on a journey from the deepest depths of the ocean to outer space, with geologist, oceanographer and astronaut Kathy Sullivan. She was the first American woman to walk in space and also the first woman to go to the deepest depths of the ocean. She is the first person to have done both. Anne-Marie asks what did little Kathy want to be? We get to hear a story about the implications of being the first group of women NASA sends to space (spoiler: it involves periods) and Anne-Marie asks the crucial question of once you have been an astronaut… what do you do next? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | May 1, 2020
Webby Awards nomination - please vote!
We’ve been nominated for a Webby!Women Tech Charge is up for Best Technology Podcast at the 2020 Webby Awards. These are the biggest awards on the internet, sowe’re absolutely delighted. And YOU can help us win!Vote online here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2020/podcasts/general-series/technology Voting is open until May 7th, so do get your vote in quickly. THANK YOU!And if you’re new to Women Tech Charge, thanks for joining us. There are two whole seasons for you to binge right now, featuring interviews with incredible women leading the way in tech, science, maths and engineering. Do subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts, and enjoy the show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
We've been nominated for a Publisher's Podcast Award!
Thanks for listening to Women Tech Charge. It’s been nominated for a Publisher’s Podcast aware, and we’re really excited about it. If you like this show we would love it if you popped over to the Evening Standard’s The Leader podcast.The Leader is released daily at 4pm and gives you the best of the Evening Standard’s news, analysis and commentary on the day’s big events from our journalists.https://podfollow.com/the-leader See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Engineer & Rocket Woman: Space suits, feminism (and aliens)
Vinita Marwaha Madill is one of the UK’s brightest space engineering stars, formally of the European Space Agency. She engineered a robotic arm which will be launched to the International Space Station to help build new parts of the ISS. She also designed the suits the astronauts wear inside it. Now she’s trying to inspire more women to get involved in out of this world careers through her Rocket Women initiative.Anne-Marie Imafidon asks what inspired Vinita to reach beyond the stars, what’s it like to live in space, could you have a baby on Mars, and does feminism extend beyond the atmosphere? And, of course we ask if aliens exist! Subscribe to Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Vinita on twitter @Rocket_Woman1 and you can check out more on Rocket Women to become involved.Anne-Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMIFor more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard,and join our @Tech group on Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Rabia Chaudry, Undisclosed & Serial Podcast: how true crime podcasts are bringing real justice
When Rabia Chaudry approached a journalist to tell the story of her friend Adnan Syed, all she hoped for was to find new evidence to use in an appeal against his conviction for the murder of Hae Min Lee. What she got was Serial – the podcast that became an international phenomenon.This is the story of how that show was made, and how Rabia, an immigration lawyer, is using technology to fight injustices in the US legal system, including through her own blockbusting podcast series Undisclosed. She also talks about her work as an executive producer on HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed documentary, and reveals her role in a new podcast for Netflix.Subscribe to Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Rabia on Twitter @rabiasquared, and you can hear Undisclosed here.Anne-Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMIFor more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard,and join our @Tech group on Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Seyi Akiwowo, Founder & Exec Director at Glitch UK: How can we can end online abuse forever
Seyi Akiwowo is a British women’s rights activist and campaigner, the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, A not-for-profit organisation determined to end online abuse. Seyi was also selected as the Amnesty International Human Rights Defender in 2018 and is a UK Digital Leader of the Year. Seyi has also been named as one of the Evening Standard’s “Progress 1000” most influential people in London 2019. In this episode, Seyi Akiwowo talks to Anne-Marie about being targeted by neo-nazis online inspired her global fight against abuse on the web. She talks about how to help #FixTheGlitch in the internet through Digital Citizenship and Digital advocacy, to promote positive communication online and the protection of women online. Subscribe to Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on twitter @SeyiaKiwowo and you can see more of her work hereAnne-Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMIFor more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard,and join our @Tech group on Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Lilian Rincon, Google: OK Google, how do you build an assistant for 2.5 billion people?
You probably know Google Assistant – the voice on the end of your phone or smart-speaker summoned when you say ‘OK Google’. This clever AI assistant can perform more than a million actions (including, famously, making phone calls on users behalf) and is present on more than 2.5 billion Android devices around the world. Plus it plays a part in a range of tasks on desktop and in Google search. The guest for this episode of Women Tech Charge is Lilian Rincon – the incredible woman behind this remarkable product.In this episode, Lilian talks to Anne Marie about the tech behind the Assistant, as well as some of the ethical thinking that goes into creating an AI powered product with truly global reach… and how she became the head of product for one of the most powerful new technologies in the world.Subscribe to Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Lilian on twitter @Lilianr, and you can see more of her work hereAnne Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMIFor more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard, and join our @Tech group on Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Charmaine Chan, LucasFilm: making Disney+ new Star Wars show The Mandalorian
If you’ve watched Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, Marvel’s Black Panther and Captain America Civil War, Jurassic World, or a whole host of other big-budget Hollywood movies in the past decade or so, you will have watched Charmaine Chan’s work. But if she’s good at her job – and she is – you probably won’t have even realised.Charmaine is a lead compositor for Industrial Light and Magic, the visual effects house owned by Lucasfilm (in turn owned by Disney) which has been responsible for bringing superheroes, Jedi and boy wizards to life. Most recently she’s been working on Disney’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off TV series, The Mandalorian, launching on the same day as this podcast episode (it’s as if we planned it!) on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+.Charmaine is also a passionate advocate of Women in the movie business, who has launched a video series, WomeninVFX.com, aimed at highlighting the work of women across her industry. In this episode of Women Tech Charge, Charmain chats to Anne Marie about her journey as a ‘queer woman of colour’ in an industry which, she says, needs to work harder to achieve greater diversity both on- and off-screen.Please remember to subscribe to Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Charmain on twitter @charmainesmchan, and visit WomeninVFX.comAnne Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMIFor more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard, and join our @Tech group on Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
Alice Bentinck MBE, Entrepreneur First: from raising goats to incubating global start-ups
Alice Bentinck MBE has helped catalyse over 75 start-up companies around the world via her incubator 'Entrepreneur First'. With investment from illustrious business leaders including Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, who is now also a board member, Entrepreneur First focuses on funding ambitious individuals across Europe and Asia - and started from the so-called Silicon Roundabout in London's Old Street. Alice now also runs Code First: Girls, an organisation dedicated to helping female university students of arts subjects learn skills to allow them to work in the technology sector. And it all started with raising goats.In this episode of Women Tech Charge, Alice talks to Anne Marie Imafidon about her journey in the tech industry - including what she did when her peers told her she was crazy.Join the conversation: use the hashtag #WomenTechChargeSubscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube for exclusive Women Tech Charge video clips as well as news, lifestyle and tech videoFind more tech news coverage at Standard.co.uk/techFollow Alice Bentinck on Twitter @Alicebentinck, Code First Girls @CodeFirstGirls and Entrepreneur First @join_efWant to join Entrepreneur First? Visit the website https://www.joinef.comTo find out more about Code First: Girls visit https://www.codefirstgirls.org.ukFollow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon, and instagram @notyouraverageAMIFollow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and Instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on FacebookPlease subscribe, rate and review Women Tech Charge on Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify or wherever you listen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Professor Maja Pantic, Imperial College: artificial intelligence, deepfakes and mind-reading
Professor Maja Pantic helps machines understand human emotion. She's a world leading expert in machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence. In her roles at Imperial College London and as head of Samsung AI lab she is developing diverse real-world applications for using machines to help humans understand the world. In this episode of Women Tech Charge she joins Anne Marie to discuss how intelligent robots can help autistic children emotionally interact with others, how 'deep-fake' videos can be used for good, and how she believes humanity is progressing toward mind-to-mind communication, which will lead to the end of lying. It's a fascinating conversation!Follow Professor Maja Pantic on twitter: @MajaPantic70Follow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageamiFollow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Susie Wolff, Venturi Formula E: Life in the fast lane
Susie Wolff was the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend for 22 years, when she drove for Williams in 2014 at the British and German Grand Prix. She has a long and illustrious career in Formula 3 and Formula Renault, and after retiring from Formula 1 she became team principle for Venturi Formula E team. She also partnered with the Motorsport Association to launch 'Dare To Be Different' - a charity aimed at empowering young women to take part in motorsport.In this episode of Women Tech Charge, Susie talks with Anne Marie about her journey as a female racing driver, from karting to professional racing, and shares her tips for thriving - and winning - in a male-dominated sport.Follow Susie Wolff on twitter @Susie_WolffFollow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageamiFollow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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