Debbie Forster MBE is a recognised figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education. She currently works as a portfolio consultant and freelancer and serves as Co-Founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce.
She frequently lectures at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and offers both coaching and mentoring, particularly for women entrepreneurs or those working in the “for good” space. She has found that for most of these women, a blended approach of standard business mentoring as well as personal coaching to develop confidence and resilience has the most effect, growing both the women and their business.
Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016. She has also been named on Computer Weekly’s list of “25 Most Influential Women in UK IT” for the last 5 years and came in at #3 for 2018. Debbie has deep experience in taking a start up through scaling. Prior to the TTC, Debbie was the Co CEO of Apps for Good, an award-winning education charity. Debbie took the organisation through a period of exponential growth, from 2 centres in London to almost 1000 schools around the world; reaching 75,000 young people in just 5 years.