Gillian Arnold 18/03/2016

WITBoss Guest Speaker confirmed: Gillian Arnold ‘Top 10 most influential women in IT 2015’

We’re excited to announce Gillian Arnold, Director at Tectre as the Guest Speaker for WITBoss, our exclusive networking event that brings together female leaders within the IT industry.  The event will take place on 19 May 2016 in central Leeds from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Gillian has extensive experience in the IT industry and set up her own IT Services company in late 2009. She has a long involvement with work for women in IT, supporting both industry and academic institutions in their work on diversity.   She currently sits on the Board of Directors for WISE, the UK organisation which supports women in Science, Engineering, Technology, Maths, and is a Trustee Director for the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) L&D Group. Gillian has been chair of the BCSWomen Specialist Group since 2011 and continues to drive UK and European initiatives in support of women in the Technology Sector.    Gillian won the 2012 Cisco / Everywoman in Technology award for ‘Technology Inspiration of the Year’ and was listed in the Computer Weekly top 10 most influential women in IT for 2015.

Most of Gillian’s early career was spent working for IBM in theUKand she held customer facing management, training, technical, sales, business development, strategic marketing and consultancy roles.  She proved her expertise in managing and establishing teams to support new software and hardware products and running teams with cross-industry and cross-platform experience across the UK and Europe.  She was also instrumental in shaping and executing the IBM UK policy on women in the workforce.   She now brings that expertise to help IT Hardware and Software Vendors, Managed Services Providers and Software Development houses to gain traction in their positive action campaigns for women in Technology.  Her company, Tectre, provides staffing, Unconscious Bias training, and consultancy to the IT Vendor supply chain, to some of the UK’s largest banks, and to the industry.

Speaking ahead of the event, Jonathan Sanderson, Director at Corecom Consulting and event host said:

“I’m really looking forward to welcoming Gillian Arnold to speak at our event in May.  Gillian’s background in supporting women in IT through being on the Board of Directors at WISE and being chair of the BCSWomen Specialist Group is exactly what we were after when looking for a Guest Speaker at our event.

“We’ve already had a lot of interest in our event and I’m sure it’s going to attract more now that our Guest Speaker has been revealed.”

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WITBoss is the first of its kind in Yorkshire, designed to bring together female leaders within the IT industry.  The event creates a unique community for female leaders in IT to network, debate, discuss hot topics, and learn from reputable and established speakers who are leaders in the industry.

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