About us

Lyndsey Britton-Lee, CEO

Lyndsey has been in the tech industry since 2011. She co-founded tech accelerator Ignite and since then co-founded the North East’s first digital coworking space Campus North in 2013 and then education initiative Tech for Life CIC in 2016. Previously, Lyndsey has worked with a wide variety of clients helping them identify and move towards their personal development and career goals through her coaching business and is a qualified NLP practitioner. From her experience in the sector she is passionate about recruiting and retaining female talent and is determined to engage both men and women in the conversations around potential barriers to achieving a more diverse and inclusive culture. 

Lynsey Harbottle, COO

Lynsey has a background in sales spanning a variety of sectors. She began her tech sector career in the startup world with a company within the Ignite Accelerator alumni and joined the Campus North team in 2015 as Sales Manager. She quickly took the reins as manager of Campus North and in 2016 Lynsey also Co-Founded Tech for Life CIC which was an education initiative that encouraged more diversity in STEM for our future talent pipeline. Lynsey is passionate about women and men accessing equal opportunities, to achieve equality she believes men must be involved in breaking down barriers, changing behaviours and company culture – equality is by and for everyone.

Our Ambassadors

We are delighted to be supported by an esteemed group of ambassadors who not only share our vision, mission and values – they continue to champion our mutual interests in driving change to address inequality.

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE


“Every time we create the space for women to come together to regain confidence, build a network and ignite ambition amazing things happen. I am entirely inspired by the opportunity that 50:50 is creating and am excited to be part of it”


D&I Leader

“Men have a key role to play in gender equality, and that’s why I’m supporting 50:50 in getting men involved as champions for a balanced workplace and society.”

Forster MBE

“I’m delighted to support 50:50. We need to tackle the issues around diversity in the sector and having initiatives like this not only helps companies create the right kind of culture but benefits employees, businesses and the economy as a whole”


Managing Director

“We should never underestimate the power of community. 50:50 creates a safe forum, that brings all gender identities, of all backgrounds together to share ideas, learn, teach and inspire each other. This initiative is helping move the gender diversity agenda forward”

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