One Planet MBA graduate Stephanie Lindan

University of Exeter MBA graduate takes part in Hollywood film event

A University of Exeter One Planet MBA graduate was among a group of elite women working in science and technology chosen to take part in a special event to mark the release of new blockbuster film Hidden Figures.

Stephanie Lindan participated in a panel discussion hosted by computer firm IBM to mark the new movie, which tells the true story of three African-American female mathematicians whose work enabled John Glenn to become the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.

Stephanie, now chief digital officer of startup firm Halotrade, helped energy suppliers make the most of data collected by new smart meters to lower energy costs and increase customer satisfaction as part of her MBA. She spent ten years working in marketing and web development in the USA before relocating to the UK.

IBM has been working to celebrate the role of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as role models for the next generation. The event was held last month in London.

Stephanie, who discussed her STEM career and the importance of mathematics and technology, said: “I was honoured to be asked to take part in this event. Technology has an important role to play in being a catalyst for change for good on a global scale and empowering the development of females of all ages".

Date: 13 March 2017

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