Suw Charman-Anderson

Wednesday, April 4 2012 at 8:00PM

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Suw Charman-Anderson

What's the talk about?

More women now than ever are participating and succeeding in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at all levels of education. They are outstripping men in even the 'hardest' sciences. Is this fairly reflected in the highest echelons of academia and industry? If not, why not? What can and should we do to support women in these areas?

Suw started Ada Lovelace Day three years ago, which has become an international celebration for women in STEM. The site is a repository for information about women, both historical and currently working, telling their stories, and the work they do. More than that, the organisation is looking to provide a set of resources to support women looking to get into these areas or advance once they are there.

Suw is also an author, having recently completed her first book, Argleton (available on Amazon and through her sites), which has met with acclaim.

Suw is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK's best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars. She was also a founding member of the Open Rights Group.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and she writes on Strange Attractors, a shared blog with Kevin Anderson, and she tweets as @suw.