Women Leading IT

To say that the event was a success is an understatement.

We were thrilled to be in the company of amazing speakers and amazing women who are leading the way in tech.  It was an inspirational evening MC’d by Peoplebank Account Manager, Stephanie Zuniga-Maher with speeches and a panel discussion from UTS Insearch’s Head Of IT, Sarah Chaloner; Rabobank’s Head of IT Systems, Alexa Glynn; WGEA’s Executive Manager of Engagement, Kate Lee; and LinkedIn’s Head of the ANZ SMB team, Reika Phung Dzupinka. They all shared their valuable insights and experience with both seriousness and humour. The energy in the room was wonderful as the audience was engaged and ready to ask questions. 

Sarah spoke about how there is no ‘typical’ IT worker and shared with us the story of bringing her team together by engaging them in a not so typical way that brought out their creative energies and passions.

Alexa gave us insight into her career journey that has taken her from the UK to Holland to Australia and led her to her current role as Head of IT Systems for Rabobank. 

Finally, Kate presented a business case of Gender Equality including some facts and visuals that both inspired and stunned us all.

Reika Phung Dzupinka of LinkedIn joined the panel and shared her knowledge and experience in leading a team of over 30 people at a company that champions Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging as a part of their global strategy.

The event wrapped up with a closing from Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson, who spoke about Peoplebank’s commitment to gender diversity.

We were grateful to have partnered with LinkedIn on this event, they were more than generous in letting us use their offices for the evening and truly made everyone feel welcome.

We are so excited that we were able to host this community of women and are looking forward to our next event coming in 2019.