Build the career you deserve by unleashing your potential and building resilience
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 12:30 – 13:30 BST
Even though progress has been made, gender bias is still alive and well, within the work environment and beyond. COVID-19 has not helped and more than ever women are faced with unique challenges that can be barriers to professional growth.
So how can we continue to push boundaries at work and challenge gender stereotypes?
Hear from our diverse panel of pioneering women who have broken the mould, and learn how they have overcome challenges to step forward as leaders in their fields.
Be inspired by their stories and take away actionable insights as to how you can fulfil your career ambitions.
Cassandra Holden, Associate Solution Consultant, ServiceNow
Team oriented, performance-driven and tech-enthusiast with a passion for innovation and customer experience, Cassandra's goal is to help companies grow and thrive through value creation and exceptional customer experience. Cassandra pursued roles in the private investment industry collaborating with international partners
worldwide to strengthen the early-stage investing ecosystem and conducted research on the adoption of Blockchain technology with the Department of Innovation at Ludwig Maximilian University. She is now part of the ServiceNow EMEA Academy as Associate Solution Consultant.
Hannah Corne, CEO Mini Mermaid and Young Tritons UK
Hannah is on mission to empower women and girls across the country through movement and activity.
She runs a national not for profit organisation, Mini Mermaid Running Club UK, which builds the confidence of primary school aged girls through
mindful practise and physical activity and has helped over 4000 girls become strong, brave and active girls of the future.
Hannah's story about why empowering girls and women means so much to her will have you looking internally to become braver, stronger and more active.
Kelly Goodwin, Business Information Systems and IT Director, Marshalls
Kelly is the Director of IT at Marshall Group, leading technology services for Aerospace & Defence, Fleet Services, Property and the training arm of the business.
Her key focus presently is to set the strategic direction through a group strategy and enterprise architecture that will enable business outcomes and growth over the next 5 years.
Kelly is a great role model for anyone who didn’t start their career following a traditional IT route. She is an advocate of supporting others to achieve their career aspirations through knowledge sharing, building confidence and coaching. Her motto in life is ‘nothing is unachievable. Never be afraid to share your dreams’.
Professor Lucie Green, Science Communicator and Solar Physicist
Lucie is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) of the University College London (UCL).
She sits on the Advisory Board for the Science Museum, is Chair of Governors of the UCL Academy, co-Chair of Astrofest, and is Chief Stargazer at the Society for Popular Astronomy.
Lucie was the first female presenter on The Sky at Night and also the first woman to have a bust at The Royal Society in London, unveiled at an event exploring the history of women and science writing.
Dr Michelle Supper, Senior Advisory Executive Architect, ServiceNow
A certified system, business and enterprise architect, Michelle uses her skills and experience to resolve complex problems, determine future states, and recover stalled projects.
She’s guided the development of several major defence systems, and helped businesses and government departments to improve and transform their operations.
Michelle has a PhD in X-ray Astrophysics (she discovered the X-ray Galactic Halo), and has contributed to eight global Architecture standards. She created the ServiceNow Enterprise Architecture Forum on LinkedIn, and recently devised a new methodology, “Guided Architecture” which is being rolled out globally.
Nalina Athyantha, EMEA Chief Staff, ServiceNow
Nalina Athyantha is delighted to be our host speaking to these fantastic pioneering women.
As a first-generation immigrant, Nalina herself has been breaking down barriers since starting in the tech industry 10 years ago and quickly rose
up through the ranks impressing with her spirit, energy and tenacity to deliver results. Her career spans various marketing and leadership roles at RSA, Salesforce, and most recently EMEA Chief of Staff at ServiceNow.
Nalina is a passionate advocate of bringing your authentic self to work and lifting female and minority voices at every opportunity.
Shakira Talbot, Sales Director, ServiceNow
Shakira is a fantastic example of pushing through barriers, advancing her career in IT through all stages of her own personal development.
She took the front foot early in her career at ServiceNow, approaching HR to have an open discussion about her long-term plans for motherhood and
career progression at ServiceNow. Shakira wanted a long-term, successful career in the company - and that is exactly what she is doing, having been promoted to Sales Director whilst on maternity leave with her first child.
Shakira is an active member of our action UKI team focused on all aspects of women in the workforce - pushing for policy, cultural and perception change. She is passionate about ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to thrive.
ServiceNow actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learn more here.
If you would like to connect with our UKI Women in Action group, email [email protected].
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