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01/05/2013: Woman 3.0 | An event for Female Technologists | WeAreTheCity Events

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Morgan Stanley, WeAreTheCity & Women in Technology would like to invite you to an engaging  evening of career stories from some of the most highly acclaimed female leaders in Technology on Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 6pm.

Woman 3.0 – An event for Female Technologists is kindly being co-hosted by Morgan Stanley at their Canary Wharf offices at 20 Bank Street, London, E14 4AD.

Creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work environment is a business imperative for the Firm, which supports one of Morgan Stanley’s core values of ‘Doing the Right Thing’.

The evening will consist of three keynote speeches from an amazing line of up of award winning female leaders, Ruby McGregor-Smith (MBE), CEO of MITIE, Sarah Speake, Strategic Marketing Director from Google & Catherine Doran, Chief Information Officer, Royal Mail.

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Ticket Price: FREE

About our Keynote


You have the skills, you have the drive, you put the work in yet success still seems to elude you or it takes longer than you expect. So is there something missing? Should you be doing something different? If you feel held back but don’t understand why, the chances are that barriers to further success are internal and not external. In this interactive, engaging and entertaining session, you will  hear the stories of three leading females within the technology sector and learn how they have developed their careers and achieved success.  Their talks will include practical tips around navigating the corporate jungle as well as tricks and techniques to strengthen your self belief to break through any barriers holding you back.

About our speakers

Ruby McGregor Smith (MBE)

Ruby McGregor-Smith (MBE) is the Chief Executive of MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company.  She joined MITIE in 2002 and was appointed as CEO in 2007. She is one of a small number of women holding the position of Chief Executive in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 and is the first Asian woman to be appointed in such a role within that group of companies.   Since joining, she has seen MITIE grow its revenue from £0.5bn to £1.9bn, continuing its unbroken track record of profit and revenue growth.   Ruby is a member of the Presidents Committee and the Public Services Strategy Board for CBI & Chair of the Women’s business council, which is a focused, one-year working group that has the sole aim of ensuring action by government, business and others to maximise women’s contribution to economic growth.

Ruby is also providing mentoring and support for the “Tech for Good” challenge for the Big Issue.

The Tech for Good challenge aims to uncover England’s most innovative new ventures that are using digital technology to help transform the lives of young people.

Ruby has a Bachelor of Economics from Kingston University and is a qualified accountant.  Ruby was also awarded in a Queens’s honour in 2012 and was recently cited as a top 100 female on Women’s Hour Powerlist.

Sarah Speake

Sarah Speake has worked in technology media in both Sales & Marketing roles since 1994, spending 2 years on the board of Carat and 10 years for media owners such as IDG and VNU prior to joining Google in September 2006. She was headhunted to join Google whilst on maternity leave; promoted to Technology Sales Director during her subsequent maternity leave in 2008 and remains passionate about their unique culture and contribution to technology innovation. She has been Strategic Marketing Director since January 2011 and was nominated Female Marketing Leader of the year 2011 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  As someone who feels strongly about diversity contributing to better business, Sarah was nominated Diversity Champion EMEA for Google and regularly speaks at events on the topic.

Sarah is a graduate of St. Andrews University and holds a BA Honours degree in German and Business.

Catherine Doran, Chief Information Officer, Royal Mail

Catherine Doran joined Royal Mail in September 2011 as Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for devising and delivering the IT strategy to transform the technology estate to underpin the business transformation agenda. She joined Royal Mail from Network Rail where she led the company-wide transformation programme, aimed at achieving multi-billion pound savings through technology and process changes. Throughout her career, she has held progressively responsible IT leadership roles in a number of blue chip companies – BT, NatWest, Capital One, Logica and Altergo.

Catherine is widely recognized in the IT industry as one of the most influential people in IT in the UK, a Silicon CIO50 CIO of the Year, Computing IT Leader of the Year, Computing IT leader of the Year.

Catherine is also a non-executive director for BQF and also a member of the CIO Board for eSkills UK.

About our Panel

After the presentation there will be a Q&A session facilitated by David McQueen, Precious “Man of the Year” with our keynote speakers and the following leading technologists from Morgan Stanley.

  • ·Regina Kubik, Managing Director, Global Head of Enterprise, Technology and Operations Projects
  • ·Simon Holden, Managing Director, Global Head of Cross Asset Class Risk Programs
  • ·Emanuela Lins, Vice President, Development Manager for OTC Confirmations
  • ·Diana Ramchandani, Associate, Senior Developer in Loans Technology

During this Q&A you will be given the opportunity to put questions to the panellists and find out more about their ideas for career success.

After the formal part of the evening there will be the chance to network over drinks and canapés for which hope you will be able to stay  as there will be a great range of people to network and connect with.

If you have any questions , please don’t hesitate to contact the WeAreTheCity Team at [email protected]

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