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Women Tech Charge is back!


From fashion to finance, technology is revolutionising every area of our lives. Meet the extraordinary women who are leading the charge.

Hosted by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, CEO of www.stemettes.org, Women Tech Charge is a series of candid, inspiring and often funny conversations with inventors, entrepreneurs and even real-life spies. These are stories of eureka moments, successes and failures, passions and ideas, which will inspire you to take charge – woman or otherwise.

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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 @notyouraverageAMI For more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on ...

24 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Engineer & Rocket Woman: Space suits, feminism (and aliens)

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 @notyouraverageAMI For more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningsta...

27 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Rabia Chaudry, Undisclosed & Serial Podcast: how true crime podcasts are bringing real justice

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 here Anne-Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMI For 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Seyi Akiwowo, Founder & Exec Director at Glitch UK: How can we can end online abuse forever

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 here Anne Marie is on Twitt...

23 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Lilian Rincon, Google: OK Google, how do you build an assistant for 2.5 billion people?

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 C...

25 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Charmaine Chan, LucasFilm: making Disney+ new Star Wars show The Mandalorian

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 #WomenTechCharge Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube for exclusive Women Tech Charge video clips as well as news, lifestyle and tech video Find more tech...

24 MIN2019 NOV 5
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Alice Bentinck MBE, Entrepreneur First: from raising goats to incubating global start-ups

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: @MajaPantic70 Follow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageami Follow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2019 OCT 29
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Professor Maja Pantic, Imperial College: artificial intelligence, deepfakes and mind-reading

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_Wolff Follow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageami Follow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, v...

24 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Emma Lawton, Parkinson's UK: discovering your superpower

Emma Lawton was working as a graphic designer when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 29. The condition rendered her unable to draw until she teamed up with Microsoft as part of a BBC documentary. Together they created a unit to wear on her wrist like a watch which balanced the tremors in her hand to enable her to draw again. Emma is now a digital strategist for Parkinson's UK, where she has been working to help create apps and devices which can help people with Parkinson's manage their condition - and not, in her words, look 'daggy': "remember you're designing for people with taste," she says. In this interview Anne Marie and Emma talk about living with a long-term physical condition and how that has informed and affected Emma's career in design and tech. They discuss exceeding others' expectations, how technology can play a role in helping people of all abilities to understand themselves and live well. Join the conversation: on Twitter, use the hashtag #womentechcharge, and join the Evening Standard Tech group on Facebook. Emma Lawton is on Twitter @Ems_Lawton, and her blog is https://www.thef---itlist.com/ Anne Marie Imafidon is on twitter @aimafidon and instagram @notyouraverageAMI Follow the Evening Standard on twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2019 OCT 15
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Emma Lawton, Parkinson's UK: discovering your superpower

Rachel Riley, Countdown: do maths, not war

Rachel Riley is known to millions as the co-host and resident mathematician of the cult TV show 'Countdown', and its off-shoot '8 out of 10 cats does Countdown'. In 2013 she appeared on the hit BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Now she's taking on the online trolls with the Centre for Countering Digital Hate. In the first episode of Women Tech Charge series 2, Rachel Riley talks to Anne Marie Imafidon about being Britain's favourite TV mathematician, and why we should do maths, not war. Rachel Riley is on Twitter and Instagram at @RachelRileyRR. Anne Marie Imafidon is on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMI Please subscribe and rate this show - it really helps share the tech love with a wider audience. Join the conversation with the hashtag #WomenTechCharge on Twitter, and join the Evening Standard Tech group on Facebook For more tech content from the Evening Standard visit Standard.co.uk/tech For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Rachel Riley, Countdown: do maths, not war

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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 @notyouraverageAMI For more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on ...

24 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Engineer & Rocket Woman: Space suits, feminism (and aliens)

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 @notyouraverageAMI For more tech news visit the Evening Standard website at standard.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @eveningsta...

27 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Rabia Chaudry, Undisclosed & Serial Podcast: how true crime podcasts are bringing real justice

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 here Anne-Marie is on Twitter at @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMI For 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Seyi Akiwowo, Founder & Exec Director at Glitch UK: How can we can end online abuse forever

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 here Anne Marie is on Twitt...

23 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Lilian Rincon, Google: OK Google, how do you build an assistant for 2.5 billion people?

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 C...

25 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Charmaine Chan, LucasFilm: making Disney+ new Star Wars show The Mandalorian

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 #WomenTechCharge Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube for exclusive Women Tech Charge video clips as well as news, lifestyle and tech video Find more tech...

24 MIN2019 NOV 5
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Alice Bentinck MBE, Entrepreneur First: from raising goats to incubating global start-ups

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: @MajaPantic70 Follow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageami Follow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2019 OCT 29
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Professor Maja Pantic, Imperial College: artificial intelligence, deepfakes and mind-reading

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_Wolff Follow Anne Marie Imafidon on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageami Follow the Evening Standard on Twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard, and join our Tech group on Facebook For information regarding your data privacy, v...

24 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Susie Wolff, Venturi Formula E: Life in the fast lane

Emma Lawton, Parkinson's UK: discovering your superpower

Emma Lawton was working as a graphic designer when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 29. The condition rendered her unable to draw until she teamed up with Microsoft as part of a BBC documentary. Together they created a unit to wear on her wrist like a watch which balanced the tremors in her hand to enable her to draw again. Emma is now a digital strategist for Parkinson's UK, where she has been working to help create apps and devices which can help people with Parkinson's manage their condition - and not, in her words, look 'daggy': "remember you're designing for people with taste," she says. In this interview Anne Marie and Emma talk about living with a long-term physical condition and how that has informed and affected Emma's career in design and tech. They discuss exceeding others' expectations, how technology can play a role in helping people of all abilities to understand themselves and live well. Join the conversation: on Twitter, use the hashtag #womentechcharge, and join the Evening Standard Tech group on Facebook. Emma Lawton is on Twitter @Ems_Lawton, and her blog is https://www.thef---itlist.com/ Anne Marie Imafidon is on twitter @aimafidon and instagram @notyouraverageAMI Follow the Evening Standard on twitter @eveningstandard and instagram @evening.standard For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2019 OCT 15
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Emma Lawton, Parkinson's UK: discovering your superpower

Rachel Riley, Countdown: do maths, not war

Rachel Riley is known to millions as the co-host and resident mathematician of the cult TV show 'Countdown', and its off-shoot '8 out of 10 cats does Countdown'. In 2013 she appeared on the hit BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Now she's taking on the online trolls with the Centre for Countering Digital Hate. In the first episode of Women Tech Charge series 2, Rachel Riley talks to Anne Marie Imafidon about being Britain's favourite TV mathematician, and why we should do maths, not war. Rachel Riley is on Twitter and Instagram at @RachelRileyRR. Anne Marie Imafidon is on Twitter @aimafidon and Instagram @notyouraverageAMI Please subscribe and rate this show - it really helps share the tech love with a wider audience. Join the conversation with the hashtag #WomenTechCharge on Twitter, and join the Evening Standard Tech group on Facebook For more tech content from the Evening Standard visit Standard.co.uk/tech For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Rachel Riley, Countdown: do maths, not war
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