Female co-founded tech start-up tackling harassment   The founder of a Manchester-based tech for good startup is calling on businesses across the UK to take responsibility. Since arriving in Manchester in the early 2000’s, Gemma McCall has been inspired by Mancunians that have helped change the world. In Manchester, stories of innovators like Turing sit alongside those of campaigners such as Pankhurst and forward-thinking businesses like the Co-operative movement. As a proud “adopted” Mancunian, Gemma hopes to join that list with her exciting tech-for-good start-up business that is already making waves across the UK. She has ambitious plans to make a difference to victims of sexual violence, harassment and abuse around the world, by giving them a way to make their voices heard. Culture Shift was founded in 2018 by Gemma and her co-founders, Carl Sadd and Stuart Bradley. Built on values of Empathy, Courage, and Innovation, they want to use technology to create positive change for people all over the world. Their first product, Report + Support, is an online reporting tool which enables organisations to keep their team and visitors safe by giving them a platform to report harassment, and seek support. Report + Support users can make a formal report with contact details, or make an anonymous report, allowing organisations to analyse trends and identify patterns of behaviour, even when victims don’t yet feel confident enough to make a named report. Gemma said: “The #MeToo movement has been a huge catalyst for change, empowering survivors of sexual harassment to [...]

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