Join 100+ rising stars and future leaders at the stunning Lowry Hotel in Manchester for the everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology - a day of networking and career insights for women in technology looking to advance their careers.
The interactive programme will equip you with practical techniques to navigate workplace challenges, become more confident and, ultimately, unlock your full potential.
During the Masterclasses you will discover how to:
Motivational speakers on the day will include:
Previous everywoman in Technology Academy delegates have described the day as “a great investment of your time” and “impactful and positively challenging”, they told us that the Academy:
In a business world where change is inevitable, personal agility and resilience are crucial when it comes to navigating your way through.
Join this masterclass to discover how to be more agile so you can be a leader in times of change. You’ll discover how to:
Being risk-adverse holds us back from driving innovation, which stands between us and success.
During this masterclass you will explore your attitude to risk-taking and learn how to develop a growth mind-set so you can take the lead and realise new opportunities. You’ll discover:
Claire Braithwaite is Tech Advisor to the Manchester Growth Company, the organisation established to achieve a transformation of the Greater Manchester economy. Previously Claire was the first Head of Tech North, a government initiative delivered by Tech City UK, to accelerate the growth of Northern England’s digital economy. In 2006 Claire founded LoveLula.com, a niche online retail platform to promote and market sustainable beauty brands. After selling the business Claire became Chief Financial and Operations Officer at ClearlySo, a financial intermediary in the UK impact investing space working with tech for good start-ups & social enterprises. Claire began her career as a Corporate Tax specialist with Arthur Andersen and moved into technology roles with global environmental consultancy ERM and Barclays Bank. She has an MA from Keble College, Oxford in PPE. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICEAW) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) as well as a Commissioner on the Grant Thornton Vibrant Economy Commission and a mentor on the Mass Challenge, Dotforge & Ignite accelerator programmes.
As a coach and facilitator, Des thrives on getting her clients (whether individuals, teams or groups) to acknowledge and cut through the internal and external interference's holding them back from achieving outcomes, success and fulfilling their purpose and ambition. Des uses an exploratory approach through different tools and techniques to achieve this and becomes energised when she experiences shifts in individual and collective thinking and actions. Des’ style is described by clients as challenging, engaging, insightful and outcome focused. On a pro-bono basis, Des coaches CEOs of social enterprises and mentors girls looking to get into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector.
Martin Bryant is Community Editor at Tech North, where he tells the story of technology in the North of England. He uncovers world-class companies, people and initiatives that often fly under the radar of major tech publications. Martin was previously Editor-at-Large at The Next Web and is a regular fixture on technology conference stages in Europe and the USA. He often appears on national and international TV and radio programmes to talk about technology.
Morteza is the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Lloyds Banking Group, where he is responsible for leading the IT strategy and the day to day activities of the Group IT business Leading a diverse team of 17,000 permanent colleagues, contractors and offshore resources with an annual budget of £2bn. This includes the development of our system architecture and infrastructure to support the increasingly digital needs of our customers, as well as continuous improvements to our resilience and cyber security. He also leads an exciting and innovative change agenda that will see Group IT becoming more agile, enabling change to be delivered more easily, quickly and efficiently in line with the Group strategic priorities. Morteza was previously the Chief Information & Operations Officer (CIOO) at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) from 2009 to 2013, successfully leading a global technology and shared services operations team of 10,000 people with a budget of $2bn and a portfolio of 1,300 applications. He worked at RBC for over 28 years where he started his career as a Telecommunications Analyst and went on to hold a number of senior technology positions in the business and the central IT
Ofri is a Business Intelligence specialist with a wealth of cross-industry experience in various engineering, analysis and lead roles. In recent years, Ofri has focused her career on leveraging information towards process improvement and performance monitoring. Managing Business Intelligence at Rare (Microsoft Studios), her focus is on driving the organisation towards better informed decision making processes through effective consumption of data. Leading a team of data engineers and analysts, she supports a variety of business owners in framing questions into measurable metrics, sourcing the required data to support them and architecting solutions that surface derived insights.
Sally Kettle speaks and writes of her adventures at sea. Her experiences have inspired and changed the lives of others. As the first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice from East to West, Sally tells of rough seas, wild storms, harsh living and encounters with marine wildlife, including sharks. Yet it is Sally’s experiences of people, which provide illumination and insight. Sally has raised £500,000 for charitable causes. She is an Ambassador for Girlguiding, and Chair of the Trustees at The London Sports Trust, and has served on humanitarian aid missions. She has delivered hundreds of talks around the world, to corporates, community groups and schools. Her ideas have been developed into workshop and training options, commentary, and thought leadership. Recently her ideas found a global audience via the missions of listeners to Radio 4. Sally’s FourThought talk, “Does Hope Help?” expounded her hard won personal philosophy of action overcoming procrastination. She continues to write and present pieces for Radio 4’s ‘From Our Own Correspondent’.
As well as heading up a department, Amanda has developed unique and innovative services and data analysis techniques that enhance clients’ operations for their digital estate. Amanda is a STEM Ambassador, an Enterprise Advisor into schools and recently formed the Liverpool Senior Digital Women’s network. She is a mentor to women in digital in Liverpool and helping organisations such as Liverpool Girl Geeks close the gender gap in technology.
Lloyds Banking Group is proud to support 2016 everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology. Being able to attract, develop, fully utilise and retain top female talent is highly important to us, and we recognise that companies with gender diverse senior management teams perform better. It is for this reason, Lloyds Banking Group has made a commitment to be a leader in gender diversity. In 2014 we made a public commitment to having 40% of senior roles filled by women by 2020. We are proud to be the first FTSE 100 organisation to make such a bold commitment on gender equality.
FDM has long been a champion of everywoman and we share the same goals to inspire and create exciting careers for women in the technology sector. Inclusivity is one of our core values and with circa 50% of our senior management team being female, this commitment can be seen across all areas of the business. We are proud of our achievements but recognise that there’s still a long way to go. We are delighted to support the everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology and the important role these women play in inspiring the next generation.
ResponseTap is a dynamic and forward-thinking company with clear strategies for managing resource diversity. Within this strategy, gender equality and development form an integral part. This year, we are delighted to sponsor the everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology in Manchester, with its focus on women in technology. Our support for this event highlights our commitment to nurturing inclusivity and gender driven results in the workplace. As a fast-growth tech company, ResponseTap's personnel numbers are rapidly expanding; as growth accelerates every care is taken to recruit a well-balanced and blended team. From the outset, ResponseTap founders, Ross Fobian and Richard Hamnett, have worked hard to foster a culture of workplace diversity.