Sue Black’s brilliance and determination resonate with her audiences in a humble, motivating and inspirational way. While most of us will never earn a doctorate in computer science or save a historical site, you can’t walk away from Dr Sue’s message without being motivated to make a difference in your business, family or community.
Sue Black added a refreshing perspective into what is becoming a very crowded debate around the barriers women face in entering and developing a career in cybersecurity. She spoke from her broader background as a woman working in STEM, and one that is very active and committed to both understanding and influencing the choices girls make as they grow up and make their way through our education system. She also spoke as an individual lending personality to the discussion, communicating genuine interest, and bringing her own following to the event, in recognition of the common interests at play. I hope to be working with her again soon.
One of the most inspiring people I’ve met in a long time.
We were thrilled and honoured to have Professor Sue Black present her truly inspirational talk “If I can do it, so can you” tonight as part of ILM’s 2020 Speaker Series. So many women and men were touched by Sue’s exceptional story. Positive feedback was overflowing, the best quote being “I can sleep better tonight from hearing Sue speak” – from a recent female graduate. Thanks so much Sue for touching the lives of many people. Keep being the authentic you as you continue to shine a light in this world.
“If I can do it, so can you!” This was the opening line of Prof. Sue Black’s speech at the second annual Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in London on 4th September. She took us along on her incredible journey from a fascination with technology to saving Bletchley Park, becoming a catalyst for change for equal rights, paying it forward through #Techmums, and inspiring the next generation of computer scientists as a professor at Durham University. Sue had a profound impact on all of us through her contagious passion, optimism, and “prescription for success.” Professor Black is not only an extraordinary academic, technology evangelist, and social entrepreneur, but she is also a warm, open, and friendly human being who inspired and motivated our attendees not only on stage, but also off-stage–in one-on-one conversations and through personal advice. Thank you, Professor Black, on behalf of our entire staff and attendees. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
Sue Black’s inspirational talk which offered tips on how to be more “techsavvy” went down a storm.