Martha aka Baroness Lane Fox of Soho is best known for co-founding lastminute.com, Europe’s largest and most successful travel and leisure website.
In April 2016 Martha was appointed as a non-executive director of Twitter. She is also the founder and executive chair of doteveryone.org.uk. Chairs digital skills charity Go ON UK and leads the Open University as Chancellor.
A top ‘Woman in business’ Speaker, Martha is confident that, “the UK could become the best place to be a woman in the digital world” and calls for Britain to set a global standard for equality in the technology sector.
She speaks inspiringly about what the ability to tap into a completely different workforce might do for other products and services.
- Social Media
- Women in Tech
- Workforce of the future
- Women in Business
- How tech can improve the UK
- World Wide Web / E-Commerce / IT
Doteveryone is a new kind of organisation dedicated to rebuilding Britain for the networked age.
Initially, it is focusing on four areas – these are where we feel the UK faces the biggest barriers in unlocking the next wave of digital power. Doteveryone is:
- Creating a virtual campus of like-minded organisations both public and private sector
- Improving the gender balance in the Internet industry
- Building prototypes for public services
- Embedding digital skills for all – Go On UK that Martha founded and chaired recently merged into Doteveryone to continue its mission within the wider network
Martha is also supporting MOREUNITED.uk which launched following the Brexit result in the summer of 2016. Moreunited.uk is an attempt to grab the frustration, disappointment and feelings of disenchantment some people have since Brexit and turn it into political action.
At Doteveryone members ask what the tangible output or product is as opposed to intention, planning or waffle. Things can be iterated, improved on, talked about, shared.
In April 2016 she was appointed as a non-executive director of Twitter.
In 2014 Lane Fox entered the House of Lords as a cross-bencher, where she has championed the cause of impressing digital skills on private sector firms as well as within government. She has publicly advocated the creation of an independent body to examine the ethical and moral issues posed by the Internet.
In 2009 she was appointed the UK Government’s ‘Digital Inclusion Champion’ in response to which she launched the charity ‘Go ON UK’, aiming to make Britain the most digitally skilled country in the world, and oversaw the move to a single domain for all government information on www.gov.uk, the award-winning website.