Registration & Coffee
Maxine Benson MBE & Karen Gill MBE
Founders, Everywoman Ltd
Advancing in Technology: The importance of making connections
Erin McSweeney, Executive Vice President, Global HR, EMC
How to be successful in the technology industry
Nicole Vanderbilt, VP International, Etsy
Panel 1 - 'Agents of Change'
How can we make sure that technology is diverse as it is disruptive? The quest for parity cannot be achieved alone, we need both men and women involved in the conversation. In this panel we’re inviting ‘agents of change’, men and women who are actively encouraging and advancing women working in technology, to share how they do it and how we can all play a part.
Panel Moderator: Jackie Glenn, Vice President / Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC Corporation
- Jacky Wright, Vice President – Strategic Enterprise Services, Microsoft
- Tanya Channing, HR Director for Group Technology and Engineering, Worldpay
- Helen Adams, Vice President of Sales, Europe & Asia, ARM Holdings
- Andrew Challis, Managing Director – Head of Strategic Investments, Barclays Investment Bank
Refreshments & networking
Panel 2 – 'The art of being memorable'
Research shows that the key to leading a successful career isn’t how hard you work, but the way others perceive you and who you engage with. So to lead an unforgettable career, you must learn ‘the art of being memorable’. In this panel discussion four women with outstanding careers share how they’ve become noticed in the workplace through charisma, confidence and self-belief.
Panel Moderator: Denise Law, Deputy Community Editor, The Economist Group
- Jacqueline de Rojas, VP & General Manager, Northern Europe, Citrix and President, TechUK
- Naomi Climer, President, The Institution of Engineering & Technology
- Dr Alison Vincent, Chief Technology Officer, UK & Ireland, Cisco
Tech visionaries on innovation
Hear from two women who are revolutionising the way we use tech. Our speakers in this session are young, successful startupreneurs who have ventured into the unknown to bring the world never-seen-before tech, and they’re going to tell us all about their journey, from prototype to deployment. During this session we’ll also hear about their careers to date and discover how innovation doesn’t just lay in the hands of inventors; everyone can bring novelty and new ideas to their day-to-day roles.
- Emily Forbes, Founder, Seenit
- Alex Depledge, Former CEO & Co-founder, Hassle.com
The Gender Debate
Michael Keegan, Head of EMEIA Product Business & Chairman of UK & Ireland, Fujitsu
Becoming a Modern Muse
Anne-Marie Imafidon, Head Stemette & Co-founder, Stemettes
Masterclasses (Pre-allocated sessions - please see your badge for your session or speak to the event team at the registration desk)
13:50 – 14.50 Session 1
14:50 – 15:00 Session changeover
15:00 – 16:00 Session 2
1. 'Up, down, or sideways: Take charge of your career'
Pippa Isbell, everywoman expert
What is your ultimate career vision? This session will help you uncover your strengths and drivers, to help you fulfil your long term and short term career aspirations. Turn your career vision into reality by being purposeful, having a goal, setting out and committing to some first steps.
2. 'Adapt to fit in? Why authenticity matters for women in tech'
Des Christofi, everywoman expert
In an industry where women are a minority, we may feel we need to adapt to fit in and be successful. Some of us do this to the extent of compromising on what we are about and who we are. This session will help you understand your values and USP so you can operate at your best authentically and encourage others to do so.
3. 'Think: a mindset for success'
Anna Baréz Brown & Caroline Whaley, everywoman experts
The first step to success is understanding that our mindset controls where we want to go and can be our best friend or our worst enemy! This session will encourage you to take time out to ‘think about thinking’, understanding what you are truly committed to achieving – while allowing you to embrace the possibility of failure.
4. 'Get noticed for the right reasons: the misunderstood skill of charisma'
Ros Taylor, everywoman expert
Some people seem to ooze charisma out of every pore while others appear to have none. But what is ‘charisma’? And how can you get it? This masterclass will distil this often misunderstood leadership trait into its key components, so you can embrace the optimism, confidence and drive of ‘charismatic leadership’ – whether you consider yourself a leader or not.
Top tips: Advancing women in technology
Emer Timmons, President, BT Global Services UK
This session will close a day of inspiration, learning and interaction. The audience will hear from a female senior leader in technology and a role model, providing her top 10 takeaway tips for women to advance in the technology industry.
Maxine Benson MBE & Karen Gill MBE,
Founders, Everywoman Ltd
Coffee & Networking