Registration & Coffee
Maxine Benson MBE & Karen Gill MBE, Founders, Everywoman Ltd
Advancing in Technology. “What I know….” M L Krakauer, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, EMC Corporation
As the Executive Board member responsible for the leadership and development of EMC’s 62,000 employees, ML knows what it takes to become a positive force in a technology business. She shares her principles for great leadership in this session to kick off the day.
Leading the technology revolution. In conversation with….Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE
The UK is a hotbed of technological innovation with a wealth of career opportunities springing up for the brave and creative. So how can you make sure you’re leading the technology revolution? Lastminute.com and Lucky Voice co-founder Baroness Martha-Lane Fox CBE will share how to be a ground-breaker in technology, what motivates her, the art of the possible, and how taking risks can enrich your career.
Martha Lane Fox CBE
Interviewed by: Denise Law, Communities Analyst, Financial Times
Leadership Panel: what good leadership looks like
Leading in an ever-evolving sector can be a challenge. Discover what defines leadership in the technology sector with four of today’s senior leaders. They will uncover the skills and attributes a talented leader should possess and how you can acquire them.
Lakshmi Mandyam, Director of Server Systems, ARM
Trudy Norris-Grey, General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft and Chair, WISE
Bindi Karia, Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
Elaine Montgomery, User Experience Manager & Leader, Facebook
Talent panel: tomorrow's leaders
What do organisations look for in a technology leader? Our panel of HR and Talent experts reveal what they look for when promoting company leaders and the skills, experience and attributes that organisations will be looking for in the future.
Moderator: Jackie Glenn, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC will set the scene for this session, sharing for 5 minutes her view on this subject, from a global prospective.
Tanya Channing, HR Director, Group Technology & Engineering, Worldpay
Karine Gourlay, Head of Solution Delivery, SSE
Bernice Smith, Managing Director - Global HR Business Partner, Technology, Barclays
The Importance of Mentors
Mentoring is a key skill of a competent leader and can bring benefits to both the mentor and mentee. When done well, the relationship can be very rewarding as you learn from one another’s experience as you both develop and grow. Hear from Melissa Di Donato, Area Vice President of Salesforce EMEA and APAC, on how mentoring has impacted her working relationships and how to seek out the right mentor or mentee for you.
Moderator: Caroline Hyde, European Business Correspondent, Bloomberg
Melissa Di Donato, Area Vice President EMEA and APAC, Salesforce
Francesca Bowen, Director of Strategic Communications, Paloma & Angostura
Larry Hirst, Independent Chairman, Director, Consultant & Mentor
Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce
Hackathon: presentation, prize giving and keynote
The technology sector is predicted to generate 46,000 jobs and a £12billion boost to the economy by 2024 so it’s important that we encourage the next generation to join the sector. On 7-8 March 2015, 50 girls aged between five and 23 will get the opportunity to play and create in the exciting world of technology at the inaugural everywoman hack hosted by Stemettes and Salesforce.
In this session you’ll see the Hackathon winners presented with their prizes and hear from Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist and Space Communicator who will speak about her passion for engaging girls into STEM careers and how you can play a part.
Anne-Marie Imafidon, Head Stemette
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist and Science Communicator, UCL and Science Innovation Ltd
Kathryn Connor, ISV Regional Manager, EMEA, Salesforce
Samantha Cooper, Senior Systems Engineer, EMC Corporation
Nina Devani, Founder, DevaniSoft
Nishma Robb, Head of Marketing UK&I, Google
Networking skills session
No matter what you do in life, it’s better to have support. Networking is essential for anyone looking to enjoy a successful career or grow their own business – even more so in the fast-paced world of technology. Despite its importance, networking does not come naturally to many people – if that includes you, welcome to the club. This session will give you a brief introduction to networking and there will be tasks and tips to try out during the afternoon. With 600 women at the Forum, where better to try out your new skills?
Interactive masterclasses* (pick upon booking):
13:50 – 14.50 Session 1*
14:50 – 15:00 Session changeover
15:00 – 16:00 Session 2*
Please select your masterclasses upon registration, the titles and descriptions of the masterclasses are listed below.
Coffee & Networking
1. TWO BRAINS ARE STILL BETTER THAN ONE - Debbie Golec, everywoman Expert
Science suggests that men and women’s brains are wired differently, something women in business have felt for a long time, but haven’t had the evidence to back up. This workshop will provide a scientific insight into men and women’s behaviour in the workplace; we’ll explore how to harness this difference to achieve collaboration.
2. PRESENCE WITH A PUNCH - Ros Taylor, everywoman Expert
During this interactive session you’ll discover six categories critical to impression-making that will elevate your presence. Most of us spend time developing our professional skills, ignoring the softer skills crucial to making an impactful impression. We’ll reveal how you can embody the charisma, stance and attitude of a powerful leader.
3. DON’T LET YOUR CAREER HAPPEN TO YOU, MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOU - Des Christofi, everywoman Expert
To have a truly remarkable career you have to take charge of it, this means taking responsibility of your next steps and having a plan. Some of us expect line managers, senior management and HR to plot our progression, and while they do have a role to play, you should take the centre stage of your career – especially if you’re aiming high. Learn how to build a personal career plan to achieve your ambitions.
4. THRIVING ON CHANGE - Zena Me, everywoman Expert
Fast-paced and ever-evolving, the technology industry is a vibrant place to work. Being on the cutting edge and keeping up with change is difficult – you need to be adaptable and cope with the challenges it can bring.
During this workshop you will learn how to build agility and resilience, helping you to strive and thrive in the exciting world of technology. Don’t simply cope with change, drive it.