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Jacquelyn Guderley

Jacquelyn is a gender equality advocate, social entrepreneur and change-maker, and listed as one of the UK’s most influential Women in Tech in 2017 by Computer Weekly. She began her career as a management consultant in the technology sector, at Accenture, where she played a key role in company-wide gender initiatives, including piloting and launching Accenture’s Girls in Tech programme. She went on to become co-founder of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise that inspires girls and young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM), working with over 10,000 girls and young women over three years to change their perceptions of the STEM industries. She is now Founder and CEO of Salomé, the literary magazine for emerging female writers, a platform that aims to tackle gender inequality in publishing. Jacquelyn is also on the steering committee, and a member of the management team, for the Tech Talent Charter, which brings together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles. In 2016 she stood as a political candidate for the Women’s Equality Party, particularly focusing her campaign on equal education (in STEM) and opening up access to business investment for women.