Episode 5: Dr Sue Black: The Ripple Effect

December 12th, 2017 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

Computer scientist Dr. Sue Black is a force of nature. From working her way out of public housing with three young kids in tow, to earning a PhD in Engineering and becoming a professor at the University of Westminster in London, to publishing a book about how she helped save WWII code-breaking site Bletchley Park from ruin, to working tirelessly as an advocate for women in tech, she has accomplished more than most of us could hope to achieve in a lifetime.”

This is the opening paragraph of Forbes magazines profile of Dr Sue Black that was published in Mar of 2016.

“A force of nature” is an excellent description of Dr Sue. She earned her PhD studying the ripple effect, when you through a pebble into water and watch the ripples cascading outward from it’s point of impact. Dr Sue is that impact point. She’s proven that over and over throughout her career.

She is the embodiment of George Eliot’s quote “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

This is her story.