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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. Women Tech Charge is a podcast from the Evening Standard. For the latest news, entertainment and more audio content visit www.standard.co.uk Ask your Google Assistant or Alexa for the news from the Evening Standard Twitter: @eveningstandard Facebook: Facebook.com/eveningstandard Instagram: @evening.standard Follow Anne Marie on twitter at @aimafidon

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. Women Tech Charge is a podcast from the Evening Standard. For the latest news, entertainment and more audio content visit www.standard.co.uk Ask your Google Assistant or Alexa for the news from the Evening Standard Twitter: @eveningstandard Facebook: Facebook.com/eveningstandard Instagram: @evening.standard Follow Anne Marie on twitter at @aimafidon
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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. Women Tech Charge is a podcast from the Evening Standard. For the latest news, entertainment and more audio content visit www.standard.co.uk Ask your Google Assistant or Alexa for the news from the Evening Standard Twitter: @eveningstandard Facebook: Facebook.com/eveningstandard Instagram: @evening.standard Follow Anne Marie on twitter at @aimafidon

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Episodes

We've been nominated for a Publisher's Podcast Award! And check out The Leader podcast.

1/27/2020
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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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:01:03

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

12/10/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:25:07

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

12/3/2019
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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...

Duration:00:27:07

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

11/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:29

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

11/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:42

Charmaine Chan, LucasFilm: making Disney+ new Star Wars show The Mandalorian

11/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:48

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

11/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:13

Professor Maja Pantic, Imperial College: artificial intelligence, deepfakes and mind-reading

10/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:27:17

Susie Wolff, Venturi Formula E: Life in the fast lane

10/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:10

Emma Lawton, Parkinson's UK: discovering your superpower

10/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:40

Rachel Riley, Countdown: do maths, not war

10/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:33

We're back! Series 2 coming October 8th

10/3/2019
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Women Tech Charge is back, bigger and better. Launching on Ada Lovelace Day - the international celebration of women in tech - series 2 features a new set of incredible guests. In episode 1 Rachel Riley, co-host of the popular Channel 4 TV show 'Countdown' joins us to talk about battling online trolls. Future guests will include racing driver and Formula E team principal Susie Wolff, Head of Google Assistant, Lilian Rincon, and Charmaine Chan of Industrial Light and Magic on her role in the...

Duration:00:02:07

Replay: Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios

8/8/2019
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On the day the world celebrates 50 years since the Beatles' iconic 'Abbey Road' album, we revisit an episode from series 1 with Isabel Garvey, MD of Abbey Road Studios. This episode was first published on 22nd April 2019 -- When services like Napster began to shake up the music industry, EMI called on Isabel Garvey to project how their business could prepare for the digital revolution. 15 years later Isabel continues to lead the music world's future focus as the MD of world-famous Abbey...

Duration:00:38:57

Roberta Lucca, Bossa Studios: building games, winning BAFTAs and taking action

5/20/2019
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Roberta Lucca founded Bossa Studios in the basement of a circus school with a few friends. Millions of downloads later, Bossa Studios is a multi-million pound, BAFTA-winning business with hits to its name like Surgeon Simulator, I Am Bread and Worlds Adrift. In the final episode in Season One of Women Tech Charge Roberta talks to Anne Marie about what it takes to make a hit game, how she harnesses her teams' creativity through 'game jams', and why the games industry needs more women. Visit...

Duration:00:38:58

Savannah De Savary, BuiltID: bringing planning power to the people

5/10/2019
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As a young woman working in the construction industry, Savannah De Savary grew frustrated with the inefficiencies she perceived. Despite never intending to start a company, the problems she saw inspired her to find solutions through tech. Inspired by her own experiences she founded BuiltID which democratises the planning and approvals process, bringing power to the people by methods as inclusive as possible. She's also championing diversity in a characteristically monoculture...

Duration:00:41:34

Venetia Archer, Ruuby: bringing beauty treatments to your door

5/6/2019
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Around the same time Uber were changing the way we get around, Venetia Archer spotted an opportunity to similarly disrupt the beauty industry. There was just one problem - she had no experience in tech. What she did have was a background in journalism and a passion for ideas which helped her research what she did not already know. Within a few short years she has built a thriving business with global ambition, has already begun acquiring other companies, and has been named on Forbes 30 under...

Duration:00:36:54

Helen Disney, Unblocked: Blockchain, Bitcoin... and horses?!

4/29/2019
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Helen Disney was writing for The Times when Bitcoin launched. She quickly realised that businesses, policy makers and the public didn't fully understand the revolutionary implications of emerging blockchain technology. Now she runs the startup UnBlocked, making it her business to help leaders understand how blockchain can impact their field of work. In this podcast she discusses with Anne-Marie the implications of blockchain, demystifying the technology and sharing some of the best use...

Duration:00:36:30

Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios: how creative industries will thrive in a world of artificial intelligence

4/22/2019
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When services like Napster began to shake up the music industry, EMI called on Isabel Garvey to project how their business could prepare for the digital revolution. 15 years later Isabel continues to lead the music world's future focus as the MD of world-famous Abbey Road studios, leading their incubator for digital music technologies, Abbey Road RED. In this episode Isabel and Anne-Marie discuss how digital technologies are shaping the future of music, and how developments like artificial...

Duration:00:39:20

Priya Lakhani OBE, Century Tech: learning how every brain learns

4/15/2019
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Priya Lakhani is a living example of how to use business to do a little good in the world. Her first company, Masala Masala, sold fresh Indian cooking sauces via supermarkets like Waitrose, and used the proceeds to provide a meal for a homeless person in India for every jar sold. When she discovered the overburden of workload affecting teachers in schools, and the knock-on effect for the students they teach, Priya spotted an opportunity to solve a new problem. Her company Century Tech now...

Duration:00:42:32

Manon Lagrève, Great British Bake-Off: a bakers' recipe for tech success

4/8/2019
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Fans of the Great British Bake-Off will know Manon Lagrève for her Matcha and White Chocolate biscuit selfie showstopper, and for reaching the quarter finals of the TV baking challenge. But when she's not baking, Manon is a successful technologist with a career in software implementation. In this episode, Anne-Marie catches up with Manon over a Vegan Blueberry cake to discuss how tech has changed her life and her baking - and of course to share some behind the scenes gossip about Britain's...

Duration:00:25:56