From Tomorrow’s World to the Future.
Maggie Philbin tells her story about why she created Teentech and how she helps young people create the future.
Maggie has worked in radio and television for over 30 years on a wide range of science, medical and technology programmes from Tomorrow’s World to Bang Goes The Theory. In 2008 she co-founded TeenTech, an award-winning organisation which works across the UK getting young people innovating, creating, building skills and preparing for a bright future. TeenTech helps students and their parents and teachers understand the real opportunities in the contemporary industry.
In June 2016 she was voted most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly and also named 2016 Digital Leader of the Year. She was awarded an OBE in Jan 2017 for her work to promote careers in STEM and the Creative Industries. In July 2017 she received the Tech4Good Special Award.
She is the patron of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing and has been awarded ten honorary degrees and fellowships for her work.
TeenTech help young people understand opportunities in contemporary industry, no matter what their gender or social background. Their engaging, sharply focussed initiatives reach students aged 8-19 and are carefully planned to involve teachers and parents as they are the main influencers in career decisions. Over 300 companies and 40 UK universities work with TeenTech helping deliver their exciting programmes to students across the UK.