Ruthe Farmer


Campaigner for women’s participation in technology

St Cross College, 2007


QUADCAST - Alumni Stories: Episode 4, August 2015


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Ruthe Farmer explains how her award-winning work to encourage women and girls to embrace technology can be traced back to her student days at Oxford.

She describes how she became familiar with the language of business and social entrepreneurship thanks to her MBA at the Saïd Business School. Her studies complemented her extensive experience working for women’s organisations in the United States, her home country.

Farmer, who works for the National Center for Women and Information Technology based in Colorado, has recently been recognised for her achievements. She won the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Award 2015 for Social Impact for alumni from the US. She shares her delight at winning the prize and talks about the British Council’s growing alumni initiative in this podcast interview.


Interviewer: Guy Collender
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