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Week 9 #FFF

My fifth HERO: Dame Stephanie Shirley As ‘the most successful tech entrepreneur you’ve never heard of’ Dame Shirley set up a pioneering all-woman software company in the 1960s, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. I’m writing this in a week when NASA has had to cancel… Continue reading

Week 8 #FFF

My fourth HERO: Gina Martin Gina Martin collected 111,098 signatures and spent 18 months fighting to make upskirting illegal in the UK – a nation where only 15 out of 44 police forces held records on offences related to upskirting at all. Like the HEROES I’ve chosen previously for #FeministFactFriday (Everyday Sexism Founder Laura Bates;… Continue reading

Week 7 #FFF

My third HERO: Marc Benioff Marc Benioff is an American billionaire with a net worth of $6.4 billion. He’s the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce and he paid out $6 million to correct the gender pay gap. Welcome back to Feminist Fact Friday where I’m mid-way through March’s theme of HEROES. For an explanation… Continue reading

Week 6 #FFF

My second HERO: Karen Blackett OBE Karen Blackett OBE is Chairperson of MediaCom UK and Country Manager of WPP, cheerleader for 17,000 WPP staff and recently appointed (by the PM) Race Equality Business Champion. I am a black female. So, when I first started in the industry, the industry was led by people who essentially… Continue reading