Congratulations Mary

Photo credit – Paul Clarke

Some amazing news over the winter break for my friend and inspiration, Mary McKenna.

First she receives an MBE in the new year’s honours list, for services to Digital Technology, Innovation & Learning.

Then she announces her first new role since leaving Learning Pool, as CEO of Task Squad, a new startup social enterprise from vInspired. Task Squad is all about providing short-term flexible, paid work for 18-25 year olds – helping young people get a first foot on the career ladder.

It sounds like the sort of job that will suit Mary down to the ground.

Luckily it is only a part-time position, so she will have plenty of opportunities to get involved in other projects and schemes, and I’m hopeful that we’ll be collaborating again soon.

So, congrats to Mary for getting some real recognition for her work and achievements, and for continuing to explore how technology can help solve important social issues. If you want to keep up with her movements and thoughts, her blog is well worth subscribing to.