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This interview series features fireside chats with leading female figures in the global technology sector.

Episode 8

In this episode Veronica Roberts  is joined by Laura Connell, Partner and Investor at Atomico, a venture capital firm investing in tech. Laura shares her thoughts on the importance of building networks, finding great mentors in the people you respect most in the industry, and how continuous learning and seeking to find new teachers at every step of the leadership journey is key to success.

 

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Episode 7

Jojo Fan spoke with Cindy Hui, General Counsel for Alibaba's International Digital Commerce Group. Cindy shares her tips for young women looking to enter new tech industries, and the trend towards work-life integration enabled by increased connectivity and new ways of working.

 

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Episode 6

Marie Louvet spoke with Manuela Alby, Senior Director, EMEA Legal - Regulatory Affairs, at Expedia Group to discuss the empowerment of women in the tech industry.

 

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Episode 5

Kristin Stammer spoke with Beck Barnett, General Counsel - Digital and Technology at Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading media organisations. Beck discusses the progress in relation to gender inclusivity in the tech sector and opportunities to play a role and achieve change, including the importance of AI in reflecting gender diversity.  

 

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Episode 4

Fatema Fathnezhad, Group VP Legal at Virgin Mobile (Middle East & Africa) was interviewed by Janine Mallis, providing her views on the importance of mentorship, equal opportunities and a flexible and open culture in the workplace. She also discusses the conflicting challenges that many women face in the industry and the importance of having good role models and a network of both female and male allies.

 

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Episode 3

Dana Kim spoke with Kum Sun Kim, corporate attorney at Microsoft Korea who shares her views on how we can utilize the power of technology for women's career progression in today's environment and the importance of allyship to encourage solidarity between women.

 

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Episode 2

Yana Ivanova spoke with one of the prominent figures in the Russian technology sector – Anna Serebryanikova President of the Russian Big Data Association to discuss her opinions on what challenges women face, the opportunities provided, and how women manage complexity in the tech industry today especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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Episode 1

In this monthly interview series we host a virtual fireside chat with a leading female figure in the technology sector to discuss their personal experience of working in the industry and their take on current opportunities and potential challenges. In this first episode, Alexandra Neri had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Gomri who shared her views on steps taken to support the growth of women within the industry and how one can flourish in today's environment.

 

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