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We’re thrilled to announce that Professor Sue Black OBE has been recognised in a brand-new Diversity Power List, honouring 50 of the UK’s most inclusive and inspirational people.

Receiving the award at the 2022 Inclusive Awards held on 1 December, Professor Black was celebrated for her continuous championing of using technology as a power for good.

Sue joins a list of inspirational people who have shown outstanding bravery and dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion both within their communities and the wider world. Many well-known names are among the 50 who received an honour - including Stormzy, Marcus Rashford, Katie Piper OBE and Clare Balding CBE.

Through her work as a Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist, Director of the TechUP initiative and with her own social enterprise, #techmums, Sue has had a huge impact on the opportunities available to a wide range of underserved groups across the UK.

She is a global leader in raising awareness of the importance of women in tech, raising standards across the tech industry, and was the founder of a campaign to save Bletchley Park (home of WWII code breakers) in 2008. Her work was recognised in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List with an OBE for services to technology.

TechUP programmes have so far upskilled over 8000 people, providing them with the tech skills they need to pursue a career in the Technology sector.

Paul Sesay, CEO of Inclusive Companies said of the winners: “They have shown outstanding dedication in their respective fields; many creating a huge impact within their industry sector with others stepping out of the sector for which they are known to make their mark.”

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