Helen Milner, CEO Tinder Foundation

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Helen Milner OBE is the Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation, a UK social enterprise and staff-owned mutual that works with over 5,000 hyper-local community UK partners so people can benefit from everything the internet has to offer. In the six years from 2010 - 2016 her organisation and its local partners have helped over 1.8 million people to do just that using www.learnmyway.com. Helen was awarded an OBE for services to digital inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2015. She was named by Computer Weekly as the 25th most influential person in UK IT in 2014. Helen worked in the House of Commons as a member of The Speaker’s Commission for Digital Democracy and is now the Specialist Advisor on Digital Engagement to the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee.Helen has 30 years’ experience of working on the internet, starting in 1985 in the private sector with TTNS, developing internet education content and services for UK children and schools. Earlier in her career Helen worked in online education in Australia and Japan, and she helped to create learndirect.


Helen Milner OBE is the Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation, a UK social enterprise and staff-owned mutual that works with over 5,000 hyper-local community UK partners so people can benefit from everything the internet has to offer. In the six years from 2010 - 2016 her organisation and its local partners have helped over 1.8 million people to do just that using www.learnmyway.com. Helen was awarded an OBE for services to digital inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2015. She was named by Computer Weekly as the 25th most influential person in UK IT in 2014. Helen worked in the House of Commons as a member of The Speaker’s Commission for Digital Democracy and is now the Specialist Advisor on Digital Engagement to the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee.Helen has 30 years’ experience of working on the internet, starting in 1985 in the private sector with TTNS, developing internet education content and services for UK children and schools. Earlier in her career Helen worked in online education in Australia and Japan, and she helped to create learndirect.


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    Helen's tour Leg #2: A jewel, the outback, paradise, and some summary thoughts

    by HelenMilner, over 4 years ago

    In Queensland we’ve talked a lot about the Tinder Foundation digital inclusion model and its relevance to work in Australia. In the UK our approach is LOCAL + DIGITAL …. providing places to go with committed, patient people who provide face-to-face support in the heart of communities where people live (= local), and, using technology to do the heaving lifting, such as using Learn My Way (our online learning platform) to provide the consistent learning content and data collation (= digital). It works really well - so well that we’ve helped more than 1.8 million people with this model since... Continue reading

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    Helen's Digital Inclusion tour of Queensland: Leg #1 Brisbane

    by HelenMilner, over 4 years ago

    I arrived in sunny Brisbane late on Sunday evening and bounced out of bed the next morning ready for the first official day of my Queensland visit as International Thought Leader for the National Year of Digital Inclusion, as a guest of the Queensland Government. Those who know me, know my passion for digital inclusion and how essential it is not just to support people to be part of the digital society, but also to tackle social challenges. This week I’ve been delighted to be able to share that passion with others as well as hearing about their work.

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    Digital Inclusion: Stronger economy, improved lives - My Video Blog

    by HelenMilner, over 4 years ago

    I have put together this short video blog ahead of my visit to tell everyone a bit about Tinder Foundation and what we do, and the importance of digital inclusion. I really can't wait to arrive in Queensland and meet you all!

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    Digital Inclusion: Stronger economy, improved lives

    by HelenMilner, over 4 years ago

    I’m looking forward to coming to Queensland, to meeting lots of inspiring people and hearing about their work, and, of course, I’m looking forward to discussing my favourite topic: digital and social inclusion.

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