Making change happen
Hi I’m Clare, I became a social entrepreneur almost by accident but it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
In 2012 I co-founded and then scaled Code Club, a global network of 10,000 after school coding clubs for 9-13 year olds until 2016 when I led it to a merger with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Technology has always held a special place in my heart; at first for its ability to connect us, then later in life for its ability to enable social businesses or interventions to scale rapidly, reaching new audiences with relative ease and decreased cost.
I believe in equal opportunity for all people no matter who they are or where they come from and I think it is the responsibility of those who have more to provide that opportunity. Equal opportunity was purposefully baked into the DNA of Code Club: making and keeping it free, focussing on schools and pupils in deprived areas of the UK and creating a gender neutral brand.
I’m happiest at the intersection of innovative technology, social impact and exciting people-focussed brands. I regularly speak publicly about social impact and technology education individually and on panels around the world.
As a prolific maker I spend my spare time making pots, new clothes and new friends. Below is a little more detail on my previous career, awards, press and speaking highlights.
Status: I currently have some availability for discrete projects, speaking engagements and conversations about interesting ideas. Message me using the contact form below.