Ellie Dawes
By day Ellie works creating digital content and chatting on social media for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Previously she has worked as Digital Production Editor of several successful business-to-business websites including edie.net, BuildersMerchantsJournal.net, ACR-News.com and HousewaresLive.net.

By night she performs with and manages the online presence of Breakfast Cat Theatre Company, writes theatre blog 52 plays and reviews theatre for Remote Goat.

In between she spends her time arguing on Facebook about politics and cooking Jamie Oliver recipes. She has twice failed to get on Come Dine With Me and once refused to go on a second date with a guy because he asked her what her star sign was and she thought that was stupid.

Entries by Ellie Dawes

An Open Letter to Hot Tech Today From a Woman Working in Tech

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2014 | (14:27)

Dear Hot Tech Today.

I thought you were a joke. I really did, I thought you were some guerilla feminist campaign to promote women in the tech industry. My colleagues and I (I work in the digital team at a charity. Even though I have a womb! I...

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Fracking in Balcombe: A View From Inside the Camp

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2013 | (18:44)

Disclaimer: This is my point of view, to give you a light-hearted rookie protester's insight into what it's like in the fracking protest camp at Balcombe. I hate fracking. I don't claim to speak for the camp.

There's a camp at Balcombe to protest against fracking. It is...

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Why We've Built Our Own Crowdfunding Platform: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Pledgeit

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2012 | (13:43)

So here's the exciting news of the day: we're a charity and we've just launched a new crowdfunding site. Which we built by ourselves. Now you'd have to agree that crowdfunding is hot right now, it's been the subject of a Huffington Post TED weekend, every tech blogger is banging...

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Why Should We Give Prisoners the Vote?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2012 | (13:10)

Quite a few people who I like and respect have spoken to me recently saying something along the lines of 'Can you believe they are telling us we should give prisoners the vote? Why the hell should prisoners have the vote?' These people seem surprised when I tell them that...

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Women Need Quotas Because We Also Have Michael Bay and Dennis Waterman

(3) Comments | Posted 20 March 2012 | (14:30)

Do we need quotas to get women into the board room? It's a debate that keeps on raging. Most recently on 10 O'clock Live with David Mitchell asking David Starkey and Natalie Haynes what they thought. It's a shame they asked David Starkey to argue against quotas (although not a...

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It's Not a Viral Video Until Your Mate Gets Hit by an Egg

(2) Comments | Posted 18 March 2012 | (23:00)

Tonight I'm off to run around a car park in a tracksuit and fake Ugg Boots carrying an Argos DVD player. Despite living in Croydon this isn't a usual Thursday night, my theatre group are filming a video promo for Macbeth.

I can just about remember a time...

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