Dr Claire Thorne
Co-CEO, Tech She Can
I jointly lead the skills charity Tech She Can - working to increase the number of women in technology. I'm passionate about innovation, parity and equality in the workplace, and STEM education and research. As a woman in tech, a returner and a mum, I see first-hand the urgent need to inspire our next generation when they ask 'what can I be when I grow up?', to equip their schools and parents with the technology literacy they need to be able to make those routes a reality, and to value and retain our female talent, against the odds. My background is in innovation in research-intensive environments, with a PhD in Physics. As well as working to increase the number of women in technology roles, I also support the creation of deep-tech science ventures at Deep Science Ventures.