Martha Lane Fox: Computer Science Politics

Being a member of the House of Lords has meant that Martha Lane Fox has been able to raise the importance of equity in access to, and working in, technology at the highest level.

Martha Lane Fox co-founded Last Minute an online travel business in the 1990’s. She then worked for a number of high profile business before founding Doteveryone.org.uk a charity championing responsible technology. She was appointed as the youngest member of the House of Lords and is an advocate for human and women’s rights.

 


CLASSROOM IDEAS

PSHE&C. Find out the % of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Undertake a survey of female characters who work in, or excel at using, technology as depicted in films or on TV.  Who are your role models? Why? Is it important for more women to work in tech? Why?