Martha Lane Fox

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

As soon as the results were decisive, UK tech sector representatives kicked in with some excellent and collaborative thinking about what steps can be taken to mitigate some of the potential fall out. As you would expect from a sector peppered with entrepreneurs, there is a level of optimism and belief that there is opportunity even in turbulence, that I find inspiring.

The Most Welcoming Country in the World?

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

Sandwiched between Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Syria things could be so different. Instead of the history of turmoil that each of its neighbors has endured, Jordan has managed to remain peaceful, moderate and welcoming. Two thirds of the population are not native Jordanian - they have moved, migrated or sought asylum from one of the surrounding countries. Imagine that.

New Funding From Big Lottery Fund to Boost Basic Digital Skills Training for 9,500 New People in UK

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

The Big Lottery Fund's investment will help a vast number of people and organisations develop vital digital skills whilst acting as a platform to test established metrics, and develop new ones, to measure each partner's specific outcomes as well as those of One Digital as a whole. We will then be able to reflect on the impact and benefits for both digital champions and learners, and use these learnings to help us ensure everyone in the UK has the basic digital skills they need to benefit from the internet.

This is What The Tech World's Biggest Names Would Be Doing If The Internet Never Existed

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Stephen Fry is the narrator for a film showing what the world's biggest tech entrepreneurs would be doing now if the Internet hadn't been invented. ...

Yvette Cooper: after Steve Jobs, we need a 'Stephanie Jobs'

Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper has called on the Government to the 'smash the glass ceiling' on women getting jobs in the digital industries. In another bid to unde...

Why We Need Dot Everyone - A Public Institution for the Digital Age

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Lane Fox

A new institution could be the catalyst we need to shape the world we want to live in and Britain's role in that world. Today, we're letting big commercial technology platforms shape much of our digital lives, dominating the debate about everything from online privacy to how we build smart cities.

Louise Ridley

Martha Lane Fox Thinks No One In The House Of Lords Understands The Internet | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

Martha Lane Fox, the digital luminary and co-founder of, says that none of her fellow peers in the House of Lords understand the intern...

Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As we celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web, the Web for Everyone coalition wants to give thousands of people the power to learn new digital skills. The aim of the partnership is to address 'internet inequality' by encouraging people from all walks of life, young and old, to not only use the Web but create it.

What Will Become of Britain's Digitally Isolated After Martha Lane Fox's Resignation?

Jeh Kazimi | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Jeh Kazimi

David Cameron must find a new digital champion to replace the inimitable Martha Lane Fox, one of the dotcom boom's most famous successes as founder of and all-round good egg.

Transparent Information: A Resource for Change

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Lane Fox

Information is power - this is well-known. The publication of government information gives us the means to hold the government to account for the way it spends tax-payers' money. Likewise, the disclosure of corporate information allows the public and investors a choice as to how they interact with companies that violate human rights or degrade the environment. This recognition of the power of information is why I support the Government's efforts for transparency to be at the heart of the G8 discussions in Northern Ireland this week.

New Member Of House Of Lords In Twitter Gaffe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Internet pioneer Martha Lane Fox was left red-faced after tweeting details of her appointment to the House of Lords. The co-founder ...

Martha's Story Should Inspire Us All

Liz Campbell | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Campbell

Martha, 39, looked petite and serene and but appeared to be nursing a very heavy cold. In truth, she could easily have pulled out of the event, crying off sick, but did not want to let the charity down.

Women, Boards and Disruption...

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Lane Fox

I am 100% in favour of quotas for the FTSE 100 companies. While I know this is deeply unpopular with many, I think it is the only way to create scale change. I totally reject the assumption that with quotas comes sub standard women - that is patronising and sexist.

Orange Prize for Fiction: Exciting and Important Opportunities Like This Do Not Come Around Very Often....

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 22.07.2012 | Home
Baroness Lane Fox

In 2009 I was asked to be one of the Orange Prize for Fiction judges. I loved it. Although my boyfriend groaned every time I opened another book, I revelled in it.

Martha Lane Fox To Offer £159 Computers With Free Broadband

Telegraph | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Tech

Get Online @ Home, a partnership between Microsoft, Talk Talk and Simplify Digital, aims to give millions of Britons who can't afford to get online th...

All Aboard The Entrepreneurship Express

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Richard Branson has renewed his vow to help budding British entrepreneurs "create lots of jobs and lots of great companies". The Virgin magnate...