In her Inspirefest 2015 keynote address, Dr Sue Black — founder of TechMums — said upfront that her talk was going to centre on one simple concept: ‘If I can do it, so can you’.
Using that as a springboard, Dr Black then spoke about her tumultuous childhood and her early adult life as a single mum, touching on the fact that, 20 years ago, she never thought she would be where she is today.
And where she is today is undoubtedly impressive. After putting herself through college, university and, eventually, a doctorate programme, Dr Black went on to be instrumental in the saving of Bletchley Park, the facility where codebreakers worked to decipher transmissions during World War II. She has more recently founded TechMums, a programme that teaches mothers everything from basic computer skills to Python coding.