#techmumsTV scooped the Inclusion & Diversity Advance Award at last night’s BIMA ceremony in London.
The judges selected #techmumTV for its efforts ‘paving the way for inclusion and diversity’.
#techmumsTV, a live TV-format campaign from Dr Sue Black’s #techmums charity, in partnership with Facebook and Nominet Trust, was created to inspire mums across the country to connect and improve their tech skills.
The campaign reached over 300,000 people across five weekly ‘sofa show’ style episodes which covered topics such as staying safe online, finding a job online and managing online finances.
The campaign was run by #techmums, a charity led by digital skills evangelist Dr Sue Black OBE, and which is committed to helping mums improve their lives through technology.
Black, who has been featured in BusinessCloud’s ‘100 Female Role Models in Tech’ and ‘101 Female Founders in Tech’ lists knows first-hand the power of technology to transform lives.
She found herself living in a women’s refuge aged 25 with three young children before returning to study and ultimately achieving a PhD in software engineering.
She is now one of the UK’s most recognisable faces on the tech scene, a regular public speaker, government advisor and author.
“Mums are one of the most invisible and overlooked groups in society,” she said.
“They are often isolated, financially disadvantaged and likely to face discrimination and harassment, particularly in the workplace.
“Technology holds the power to offer a better life for mums and their families, through greater education, confidence and connections.
“Winning BIMA’s Inclusion & Diversity Advance Award is a fantastic recognition of our belief in the need to support this hugely important group in accessing and upskilling in technology.”
#techmums has trained hundreds of mums across the country in tech skills, from basic social media know-how to python coding.
It recently launched an online tech taster course offering 45 minute introductory sessions to key topics, including staying safe online, social media and understanding the Cloud.