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LIFT Women in Tech Summit 2023

28 Feb 2023Inclusion
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Hosted by Vodafone, in collaboration with IBM & Sky, this one-day event focuses on providing connection, motivation and inspiration for women in technology across all disciplines, technical depth and career maturity.

Women leaders from Vodafone including Leanne Wood, Group Chief HRO and Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe Cluster, will join leaders from IBM & Sky to share advice, personal stories and experiences on topics including leadership, career advancement, workplace equity and inclusion, health, work/life balance and more.

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Join the LIFT Women in tech summit 7 March 2023


9.00Laura Moore (Sky), Raquel Katigbak (IBM), Dr. Diane Bitzel (Vodafone)Welcome from Vodafone, IBM and Sky
Overview of the day
9.15Diane Cavanagh (Sky), Anna Deppi (Red Hat) Michele Mead (Vodafone), Sharon Wallace (Sky)Fearless: Why not me
We all take different career journeys, but there are often shared barriers we all face – internal ones like imposter syndrome or external factors like where we live. Our panellists discuss how to overcome barriers to create the career paths we want.

10.00Serpil Timuray (Vodafone)Let’s #ChangeTheFace of Tech
#ChangeTheFace is an industry-wide initiative calling on technology leaders to join and make a pledge to increase diversity and equality in the sector. It aims to build a community of individuals and organisations who can be a force for positive change within the industry. Serpil will discuss Change the Face, the progress we have made and the work we still need to do. #ChangeTheFace (

11.00 Break - Networking Coffee
11.30Ifey Njoku (Sky), Nicola Hodson (IBM), Leanne Wood (Vodafone), Raisibe Morathi (Vodacom), Hamsa Seshan (IBM) (Facilitator)Leading with Impact
Our panellists share their career stories to becoming senior leaders, the challenges they faced and the support and mentorship that supported their leadership journeys

12.15 Break – Lunch
3.30Steve Hall (Sky), Gill Wiggins (IBM), Ahmed El Sayed (Vodafone), Katrin Jacke (Facilitator)Together – The power of allyship
How important is allyship to create change, increase equality and breakdown barriers? Our panellists give real examples of allyship in action, helping those who feel marginalised or under-represented to feel more comfortable, heard, accepted, and valued.

4.00Florian Bosch (Vodafone), Laura Moore (Sky), Raquel Katigbak (IBM)Recap of the day
An overview of the day and a thank you to all our speakers, participants, and audiences.
  • Africa
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Europe
  • Events
  • Future of work
  • Inclusion
  • Partnerships
  • Technology
  • Workplace equality

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