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Date(s) - 12/03/2020
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Women in IT meeting

12 March, 2020

Women in IT meeting marking International Women’s Day at ShareDigital 

Join Socitm in celebrating International Women’s Day and our continued success.

Theme: International Women’s Day
Host: Nadira Hussain

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We’ve a truly excellent agenda in store for you at Socitm’s Women in IT meeting at ShareDigital, featuring presentations and workshops focusing on International Women’s Day.

Don’t miss an update! We are improving and adding exciting content to our agenda daily, be sure to check regularly for updates.

15:00 – Welcome & introductions
Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership and Research at Socitm 

A warm welcome awaits you at the Socitm Women in IT meeting with a chance to greet familiar faces – and make connections with new ones. Join Nadira to kick start the annual meeting focusing on International Women’s Day.

 

15:10 – Female, gay and a CEO. Rachel Murphy talking all things Diversity and Inclusion
Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer at Difrent  

Female, gay, and a CEO – Rachel will be taking you through her journey in the public and private sectors. How diversity and inclusion has and still is at the forefront of driving change through her company, Difrent, and the work that they do.

 

15:30 – Taking control!
Keezia Obi, BeYou Solutions, Teleios Consulting – The Change Specialists

After several years working in the public sector, Keezia decided it was time to take control and set up her own business. She had spent many years leading and facilitating change in a variety of roles and in 2018, alongside two female colleagues, she set up a Women into Leadership Board at a local authority. Keezia will join the Women in IT session to share this experience including the challenges and opportunities she encountered along the way to ensure diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not just a policy and tick box exercise.

 

15:45 – Small steps, giant leaps… your diversity challenge
Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Director at QA  

In keeping with the spirit of International Women’s Day, we will have a short interactive session to identify the small steps or giant leaps we could take in our workplaces, communities and homes to make our world a fairer place for everybody.

This year’s IWD theme is #Each for Equal

‘An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.’
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/2020Theme

 

16:15 – Tackling diversity challenges ‘head on’
Amanda Lee-Ajala, Lead Officer, Diversity and Business Engagement at City of London Corporation  

This presentation will help support an understanding of the why a diverse/gender balanced workforce is important. Reflecting on the impact that people’s perceptions and behaviours can have on individuals and the importance of role models.

 

16:30 – Alumni and mentoring feedback 

 

16:40 – Wrap up 

 

16:45 – Close

head and shoulders photo of Nadira Hussain of Socitm

Nadira Hussain
Leadership Development & Research Director at Socitm.

An experienced IT and change management leader with 25+ years of both private sector and extensive public sector experience. Nadira has worked in numerous roles across London at both an operational and strategic level; within the IT service and other wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services, and across shared services to deliver efficiencies, service improvement and ambitious outcomes focusing on the customer.

Currently as the Director of Leadership Development & Research at Soctim, Nadira is continuing to build on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), focusing on building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce in response to the impact of transformational working practices, promoting professionalism and championing women role models.

Twitter: @nadirahussain44  |  LinkedIn: Nadira Hussain

ALA (002)

Amanda Lee-Ajala
Lead Officer, Diversity and Business Engagement at City of London. 

Working within HR leading on Equality and Inclusion issues, Amanda also supports 6 Staff Diversity Networks to increase their numbers and engage with City businesses and external partners to promote and progress the wider equality and inclusion agenda.

Amanda has previously worked for the British Medical Association, where she was a Senior Policy Advisor, Equality, Inclusion and Culture. This was a varied role, with her main areas of specialism being Race, Disability and LGBT, projects analysing the effects of bullying and harassment on the medical profession in the NHS and developing member led diversity networks.

Prior to this Amanda has worked in Business Management roles across different local authority departments such as Adult and Children’s Social care, Customer Services, Education, Communications and Community Engagement.

Aidan Matthews (002)

Aidan Matthews
Learning Programme Director at QA.

I have over 20 years’ experience in leadership, management and personal development, I have run workshops and seminars in the US, Europe and China.
I am accredited Emotional Intelligence facilitator using Daniel Goleman’s ESCI (Emotional & Social Competency Inventory) framework.
I facilitate ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring programmes.
I am currently studying Coaching Supervision with the OCM (Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring).
I enjoy working with a range of psychometric tools to enhance leadership effectiveness.

LinkedIn: Aidan Matthews

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy
Chief Executive Officer at Difrent.

A confident and dynamic interim CTO/CIO/CDO with technical prowess, proven business acumen, and an exceptional record defining and executing strategy turned entrepreneur 26 months ago to set up and scale-up professional services firm Difrent.

 LinkedIn: Rachel Murphy

Keezia Obi

Keezia Obi
BeYou Solutions, Teleios Consulting – The Change Specialists.

Keezia is an experienced senior leader who has had a successful career in the public and voluntary sector leading and managing change programmes and projects, including Digital Transformation. She is in no doubt that what makes the difference between success and failure is how the change is led and managed by the people involved, as it can result in lasting change and performance uplifts whilst avoiding costly failures for individuals and organisations. She is a founder member of a local authority Women into Leadership Board which involved the commissioning and delivery of associated activities to enable women to develop and take on more responsibility, to the benefit of the individual and organisation.

Keezia is a Consultant at Teleios Consulting and she has recently set up her own business offering a range of solutions including seminars, conference events, mentoring and coaching to help women develop their skills and build their confidence and resilience, to further their careers.

LinkedIn: Keezia Obi

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Agenda

We’ve a truly excellent agenda in store for you at Socitm’s Women in IT meeting at ShareDigital, featuring presentations and workshops focusing on International Women’s Day.

Don’t miss an update! We are improving and adding exciting content to our agenda daily, be sure to check regularly for updates.

15:00 – Welcome & introductions
Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership and Research at Socitm 

A warm welcome awaits you at the Socitm Women in IT meeting with a chance to greet familiar faces – and make connections with new ones. Join Nadira to kick start the annual meeting focusing on International Women’s Day.

 

15:10 – Female, gay and a CEO. Rachel Murphy talking all things Diversity and Inclusion
Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer at Difrent  

Female, gay, and a CEO – Rachel will be taking you through her journey in the public and private sectors. How diversity and inclusion has and still is at the forefront of driving change through her company, Difrent, and the work that they do.

 

15:30 – Taking control!
Keezia Obi, BeYou Solutions, Teleios Consulting – The Change Specialists

After several years working in the public sector, Keezia decided it was time to take control and set up her own business. She had spent many years leading and facilitating change in a variety of roles and in 2018, alongside two female colleagues, she set up a Women into Leadership Board at a local authority. Keezia will join the Women in IT session to share this experience including the challenges and opportunities she encountered along the way to ensure diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not just a policy and tick box exercise.

 

15:45 – Small steps, giant leaps… your diversity challenge
Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Director at QA  

In keeping with the spirit of International Women’s Day, we will have a short interactive session to identify the small steps or giant leaps we could take in our workplaces, communities and homes to make our world a fairer place for everybody.

This year’s IWD theme is #Each for Equal

‘An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.’
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/2020Theme

 

16:15 – Tackling diversity challenges ‘head on’
Amanda Lee-Ajala, Lead Officer, Diversity and Business Engagement at City of London Corporation  

This presentation will help support an understanding of the why a diverse/gender balanced workforce is important. Reflecting on the impact that people’s perceptions and behaviours can have on individuals and the importance of role models.

 

16:30 – Alumni and mentoring feedback 

 

16:40 – Wrap up 

 

16:45 – Close

Speakers
head and shoulders photo of Nadira Hussain of Socitm

Nadira Hussain
Leadership Development & Research Director at Socitm.

An experienced IT and change management leader with 25+ years of both private sector and extensive public sector experience. Nadira has worked in numerous roles across London at both an operational and strategic level; within the IT service and other wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services, and across shared services to deliver efficiencies, service improvement and ambitious outcomes focusing on the customer.

Currently as the Director of Leadership Development & Research at Soctim, Nadira is continuing to build on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), focusing on building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce in response to the impact of transformational working practices, promoting professionalism and championing women role models.

Twitter: @nadirahussain44  |  LinkedIn: Nadira Hussain

ALA (002)

Amanda Lee-Ajala
Lead Officer, Diversity and Business Engagement at City of London. 

Working within HR leading on Equality and Inclusion issues, Amanda also supports 6 Staff Diversity Networks to increase their numbers and engage with City businesses and external partners to promote and progress the wider equality and inclusion agenda.

Amanda has previously worked for the British Medical Association, where she was a Senior Policy Advisor, Equality, Inclusion and Culture. This was a varied role, with her main areas of specialism being Race, Disability and LGBT, projects analysing the effects of bullying and harassment on the medical profession in the NHS and developing member led diversity networks.

Prior to this Amanda has worked in Business Management roles across different local authority departments such as Adult and Children’s Social care, Customer Services, Education, Communications and Community Engagement.

Aidan Matthews (002)

Aidan Matthews
Learning Programme Director at QA.

I have over 20 years’ experience in leadership, management and personal development, I have run workshops and seminars in the US, Europe and China.
I am accredited Emotional Intelligence facilitator using Daniel Goleman’s ESCI (Emotional & Social Competency Inventory) framework.
I facilitate ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring programmes.
I am currently studying Coaching Supervision with the OCM (Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring).
I enjoy working with a range of psychometric tools to enhance leadership effectiveness.

LinkedIn: Aidan Matthews

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy
Chief Executive Officer at Difrent.

A confident and dynamic interim CTO/CIO/CDO with technical prowess, proven business acumen, and an exceptional record defining and executing strategy turned entrepreneur 26 months ago to set up and scale-up professional services firm Difrent.

 LinkedIn: Rachel Murphy

Keezia Obi

Keezia Obi
BeYou Solutions, Teleios Consulting – The Change Specialists.

Keezia is an experienced senior leader who has had a successful career in the public and voluntary sector leading and managing change programmes and projects, including Digital Transformation. She is in no doubt that what makes the difference between success and failure is how the change is led and managed by the people involved, as it can result in lasting change and performance uplifts whilst avoiding costly failures for individuals and organisations. She is a founder member of a local authority Women into Leadership Board which involved the commissioning and delivery of associated activities to enable women to develop and take on more responsibility, to the benefit of the individual and organisation.

Keezia is a Consultant at Teleios Consulting and she has recently set up her own business offering a range of solutions including seminars, conference events, mentoring and coaching to help women develop their skills and build their confidence and resilience, to further their careers.

LinkedIn: Keezia Obi