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In Our Own Words: The Changing Perception
of Women in Tech


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Our event on the 8th March coincides with International Women's Day, which aims to celebrate women's achievements and act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality.

We’ll be joined by several successful women in the technology industry who'll be sharing the secrets of their success. What pitfalls did they face at the beginning and what obstacles have they had to overcome along the way? Hear first-hand advice on how to follow in their footsteps, and how they aim to inspire women from all backgrounds to take up the tech challenge.

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Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Dream Agility is a Google Premier Partner and one of only 35 Google approved Shopping Partners in the world. With two patents pending, their award-winning second-generation cloud-based Adtech sits between the retailer & Google/Bing/etc, optimising data on the fly and making net profit related bid recommendations, delivering industry-beating uplift for retailers.

Naomi Timperley

Naomi Timperley

She was named as one of the Maserati 100 in 2015 – a definite list of entrepreneurs who support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow from the Centre of Entrepreneurs. Naomi is also a mentor and was nominated in 2015 by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council for Mentor of the Year. She is a TEDx speaker and an experienced partnerships and engagement consultant with established relationships across the UK - specialising in the tech and digital sector. Naomi was named as a Rising Star in the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017 and sits on the board of Future Everything.

Emma Sheldon

Emma Sheldon MBE

Emma has recently set up a new venture, Innovestech, helping health and technology businesses innovate and grow. Emma also works as a consultant with Healthcare UK to support organisations trade internationally. A judge of the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Emma is a non-executive board member of the UK India Business Council, a member of the Institute of Directors’ National Council and a Department of International Trade NW Export Ambassador.

Gail Jones

Gail Jones

Managing UKFast's relationships with suppliers and constantly assessing our best practice, she allows the network to develop ahead of our client base to ensure successful growth. She takes director level responsibility for the remit of the UKFast research & development team which creates software that streamlines internal processes and gives clients added functionality for their solutions. Gail has been instrumental in the business since its inception and has taken on a variety of roles, including administrator, finance manager and support manager as the business has grown. Prior to starting UKFast with husband Lawrence, Gail attended and graduated from Newcastle University's prestigious Sciences Faculty.

Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory

Richard is also the non-executive chairman of Ruler Analytics and Ash.tv.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

As Editor in Chief of House of Coco, Bartlett has a team of over 30 people that work with her to produce the content of the magazine which is sold in the most exclusive postcodes in London. Stockists include Harrods, WHSmith, Selfridges and has over 10k downloads in the App Store. The magazine is also sold on newsstand.co.uk and it's the third largest seller out of 4000 titles worldwide. House of Coco targets a millennial adventurous traveller and has been a platform that has allowed her and her team to travel the world. #TeamCoco literally travel the world seeking out authentic, luxury experiences to influence the content of the magazine.

Ruth Badger

Ruth Badger

At the age of 24 Ruth was appointed to Head of Sales and Operations. Within 2 years Ruth transformed the company’s performance and turnover increasing it from 3.1 million to 13.1 million which led to the floatation of the business in 2004. In 2005 Ruth had the opportunity to apply for “The Apprentice” and in 2007 hosted a hit TV series called “Badger or Bust” which aired in the UK, America, Australia and New Zealand and to this day she continues to work with the BBC. Ruth launched The Ruth Badger Consultancy Ltd in June 2006 after filming “Badger or Bust”. Specialising in helping SME’s start, grow and improve, over the last 7 years The Ruth Badger Consultancy has helped over 350 small businesses launch and over 200 grow and beat the recession.

Lisa Tse MBS

Lisa Tse MBE

Her clients include all the good folk of Manchester all the way to Prime Minister and the Premier of China. Her range of gluten free sauces are sold online and in stores. She has also written three cookbooks, the latest of which won a Gourmand Award.

Helen Tse MBE

Helen Tse MBE

Helen is also a published author and her latest work “Doing Business after Brexit”, published by Bloomsbury, reflects the work she does with businesses looking at the risks and opportunities afforded by Brexit. Helen joined Clarke Willmott in 2017. She is a graduate in Law from Cambridge University with a professional career that has included Clifford Chance, London & Hong Kong, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Walkers in the Cayman Islands. Helen advises on financial services, transactions – mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate finance, broking arrangements, restructuring, LLP agreements/general partnerships, corporate governance, joint ventures, private equity and listing/fundraising.

Jo Scott

Jo Scott

Jo has over 20 years’ experience leading brand and marketing strategy having held senior roles in fast-paced business such as Sage, De Vere Hotels and Your Housing Group. She has also had a successful advertising agency career, advising clients including Northern Rail, Wesleyan Bank and United Utilities.

Aaron Saxton

Aaron Saxton

As a result of Aaron’s support and engagement with over 50 schools across Greater Manchester, UKFast has been highlighted by the Government for its exemplary education-employer partnerships.

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What does the morning have in store?

Throughout our lives we are inspired both personally and professionally by those around us. Our speakers explore the value of having role models and the responsibilities of those in influential positions.

Women must be represented at all levels of an organisation and all workers treated equally. Our speakers discuss the importance of supporting women in both education and the workplace.

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Patricia Keating

Host: Patricia Keating

Providing tech-focussed businesses with a structured mentoring programme, intensive educational workshops and a host of other initiatives, Tech Manchester’s mission is to help develop a greater Manchester and contribute to the city’s vision of being a leading European tech hub.

Kristina McGuirk

Host: Kristina McGuirk

McGuirk has extensive experience of operating in agencies for the three major media and marketing groups – Publicis, WPP and Dentsu Aegis, with previous experience seeing her responsible for leading marketing for clients across various sectors including retail, fashion, health and beauty.

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