Charlene Hunter | Coding Black Females

Courtesy of Charlene Hunter

Welcome to the Creatives in Focus Podcast. The podcast where we discuss the journey to excellence and creating for impact.

On this podcast, I will be joined by creatives and entrepreneurs who are excelling in their fields and creating for positive impact. The Creative in Focus conversations will cover social impact, public health and entrepreneurship. My vision for this podcast is to inspire you to discover, grow and make your creative passions a successful and impactful reality.

This is episode 8! This week on the Creatives in Focus podcast I am joined by Charlene Hunter. Charlene is a Senior Developer with over 10 years’ experience and is passionate about improving diversity in the tech sector. She started her career following completing her MSc in Computer Science and now works as an independent contractor.

Charlene set up Coding Black Females in 2017 with the aim of growing and supporting the community of Black female developers. In 2018, she co-founded Meet Up and Code which unites developers once a month to code together and socialise.  

The UK is home to creative coders and programmers, many of whom are female.  Initiatives like Coding Black Females support young black females to build and develop skills, encouraging them to seen and heard.

On this episode, we talk about some of the challenges that women in tech face. We address the need for more diversity in the tech industry, ensuring the young women have access to training and gain creative programming skills. Charlene gives her tips on thriving in the tech industry. She also shares great insight into the highs and lows of starting an initiative with a vision to create a positive impact.


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