22/04/2020: WeAreVirtual: Recovering from a Cyber Attack with Des O’Connor and Elizabeth Green

Dell 1 - Webinar (2)

As cyber attacks increase in frequency and severity, it has become clear that those businesses that can best cope with traditional commercial, economic, operational and political shocks are also the most cyber resilient.

The rapid evolution of the workplace environments in which we work greatly increases the likelihood of a catastrophic data loss scenario being realised. A catastrophic data loss scenario assumes complete loss of a technology systems and associated backups.

An effective cyber strategy is not just about businesses improving their cyber security to prevent and detect attacks. It is also about improving cyber resilience so your business can respond to, and recover from, attacks quickly, and learn from the experience. This webinar will explore how to build effective cyber resilient strategies, outline some of the lessons learnt from organisations that have been attacked and provide you with some guidance on how to prepare for a cyber-attack.


Des O'ConnorAbout Des:

Des works in Dell Technologies and is focused on Cyber Resilience and Artificial Intelligence across Finance, Media and Telecoms and Oil and Gas.

Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Des was a Management Consultant and has experience in Go to Market Strategy development, Transformational Change and Project and Programme Management. He is excited about emerging technologies and co-creating new solutions, enhancing human progress. Outside of work Des is a keen runner, cook and works at the Royal Trinity Hospice as a befriending volunteer for people with end of life illnesses.

Liz GreenAbout Liz:

Liz Green is a Cyber Specialist at Dell Technologies. She has spent the last five years at Dell Technologies helping organisations use IT infrastructure to innovate and solve business challenges across Finance, Insurance, Media, Telecoms and Oil and Gas.

She is familiar with the US and UK regulatory environment and leverages this knowledge to help financial institutions ensure critical data is protected and available. She is passionate about equal opportunities for all and supports women in STEM and Dell Technologies’ Women in Action. Outside of work, Liz enjoys Pilates, travel in Europe and finding new London eateries.



WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

19/03/2020: Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE | WeAreTechWomen

WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

WeAreTechWomen would like to invite you to join them to learn about the Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD, WeAreTheCity.

This event is the first in the series of quarterly learning events for WeAreTechWomen’s community.

About this event

Success in your career isn’t just about the ability to do your day job and do it well. Success is often achieved by pushing your boundaries and learning/benefiting from the advice and experience of others. Mentoring is becoming an increasingly popular way of leveraging skills, however if your mentoring relationships are not structured and there are no measurements for success, then these sessions are likely to reap reward in the long term. If you are interested in seeking mentors in the future and/or want to turn up the heat on an existing mentoring relationship, then this hands on learning session is for you.

Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa will share her top tips having mentored over 100 individuals during her 25 year career in Finance. She will also share her reflections of being a successful mentor for programmes such as Parligender, a House of Parliament Mentoring campaign and the hugely successful CRUK Women of Influence mentoring programme.

Attend this session to

  • Learn the basics of a successful mentoring relationship, who does what and why!
  • Learn how to drive success from your mentoring relationships to achieve optimum results
  • Map out a skills framework and relationship plan to identify your long term and short term outcomes
  • Identify and plan to approach potential mentors
  • Learn how to be the best mentee!
  • Practice your mentoring pitch
  • Gain access to templates to get your mentoring engagement off to a flying start
  • Find out who else you might need in your career, e.g. coaches and sponsors
  • Learn how to turn your mentors in to sponsors



About the speaker


Vanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.

At the height of her successful 25 year career in the financial services, Vanessa launched the award winning WeAreTheCity.com in 2008 as a vehicle to help women progress in their careers. WeAreTheCity.com now has over 120,000 members and provides resources/conferences/awards/jobs to women across the UK. Vanessa is the also the -founder of UK wide diversity forum Gender Networks. Gender Networks (formerly The Network of Networks) brings together diversity leaders from 85 cross sector firms to share best practice on a quarterly basis. In 2017, Vanessa launched, WeAreTechWomen.com as a resource hub for women working in tech.  WeAreTechWomen now has over 15,000 members and hosts its own annual Women in Tech conference and TechWomen100 awards.  To date, through the awards and her events, Vanessa has shone a spotlight on over 750 future female leaders and provided learning opportunities to over 5,000 women.

Vanessa is also the author of the book “Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” which tracks her career and shares 13 chapters of tips to succeed in the workplace.

Over the past ten years, she has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is a regular guest on TV and radio and also sits on the Government Digital Services advisory board.

Big Data & AI World featured

11/03/20 - 12/03/20: Big Data & AI World 2020

Big Data and AI WorldHear from over 150 expert speakers covering key topics in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and meet over 70 providers offering leading services and solutions at the official largest technology event in the UK!

Come join us with leading industry professionals in London’s ExCeL arena from the 11th-12th of March 2020. This record-breaking event will be giving you an insight into the future of technology in the developing world. Listen and speak to prominent industry experts focusing on two of the most important topics in modern technology. Whether you’re a visitor, Big Data or AI supplier or channel partner, please look through our website to find what opportunities are available to you for 2020!

If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the show organisers who will be happy to assist.


Taking Stock Report featured

Taking stock: data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership

Taking Stock Report

The inaugural report of the EQUALS Research Group lays the foundation for the EQUALS Partnership agenda by surveying the landscape of knowledge on gender equality as it relates to the three EQUALS action areas – Access, Skills, and Leadership.

It should serve as a planning resource to inform future activities of EQUALS partners and to serve the broader community of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers interested in solving gender inequality challenges in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), development of basic and advanced ICT skills, and participation in the ICT industry.


Relaunch Programme | Oliver Wyman


Oliver Wyman has created a 15-week programme for returners, which is designed to help and support you re-join the workforce after taking a career break.

If you are thinking about returning to work in management consulting, Oliver Wyman would love to hear from you. You will be supported by a network of individuals, whilst working on interesting client-facing projects. Oliver Wyman is partnering with Women Returners to provide bespoke external coaching support. At the end of this programme they will mutually discuss the potential of a permanent position with you.

Who is Oliver Wyman looking for?

  • Experienced individuals looking to return to work after a career break, who have prior experience in management consulting
  • Highly collaborative people who are keen to be part of a supportive and growing business
  • Candidates with excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships
  • The London office offers a wide range of sector opportunities and will be there to help you choose which one is right for you. They are particularly interested in candidates with previous consulting experience in sectors such as Financial Services, Digital & Technology, Energy & Resources, Transportation & Services or Consumer & Retail.

What’s in it for you?

  • You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your work, while focusing on interesting and stimulating projects
  • Access to a fantastic support network and tailored approach to help you return to work, including being assigned a mentor, buddy, team members and wider peer group
  • You will receive training from Oliver Wyman and participate in the Women Returners’ Career Returners Coaching Programme
  • Oliver Wyman anticipates that this is a full-time role, but are open to discuss more flexible ways of working
  • Lots of opportunity for networking, social events, and informal learning sessions in a dynamic and friendly organisation

Programme Information

Location: Oliver Wyman’s offices are based in Baker Street, London

Their clients are spread throughout the UK and Europe. Whilst every opportunity will be made for you to work on a London-based project, there may be a possibility of you being placed on an out-of-town project. Oliver Wyman will discuss with each individual their ability to be away from home, as they realise that this may be a significant change for some.

Remuneration: Oliver Wyman’s compensation is competitive with the UK market

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting, combining deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation.

Oliver Wyman people carve out their own areas of expertise within their diverse, non-hierarchical partnership. They promote and build their firm’s culture in a way that encourages enjoyment at work and fundamentally value each other’s time and are sensitive to how it is used.

Oliver Wyman is proud to have been named one of The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for 2019, listed as one of Stonewall’s Top 100 LGBT+ Employers 2019 and was named as one of Working Families Top 30 Family Friendly Employers in 2018.  Oliver Wyman also has extensive and established networks across the business including Women in Oliver Wyman (WOW) and Family Life in Oliver Wyman (FLOW).


Women CyberSecurity Society Inc

The Women CyberSecurity Society Inc. (WCSS)

Who We Are

The Women CyberSecurity Society Inc. (WCSS) is a networked community focused on providing support, resources, mentorship, guidance and training throughout the lifecycle of a career for women and girls interested in cybersecurity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and support this community by providing tools and resources necessary to remove roadblocks and obstacles along their journey in cybersecurity. Provisions such as this will empower women and girls to become the strong, confident leaders of tomorrow’s cybersecurity world.

What We Offer

We offer memberships which include access to local and online events. Workshops, student programming and information sessions are available to the public and educational institutions upon request. Corporate training programs focus on inclusion, diversity and sensitivity courses to improve company culture. Partnering with individuals and organizations who share our vision and mission is critically important to us. It builds and maintains the community and fosters awareness which in turn provides support to the ecosystem and its members.


Now You're Talking

Now You're Talking

Now You’re Talking is a female millennial community which connects like-minded future leaders to opportunities and resources.

We are a mix of creatives, entrepreneurs, students and professionals. The community was created for young hard-working women in London who want to do more than just their day jobs. To share events, support each other, post job vacancies as well as interesting articles/blogs.

We also have occasional meet-ups around London to meet each other in person and share ideas. We hold networking events, showcases and retreats for our members who predominantly sit within a 250-strong Whatsapp group and wider email mailing list. The Whatsapp group members are refreshed periodically.

What the group provides

The group provides resources, exclusive job opportunities, knowledge and advice to its members. Additionally, through events, the group provides networking opportunities and additional resources for personal development.

The group’s values

Ambition, Community & Empowerment

Love it! So how do I join?

If you are interested in joining the group (Whatsapp or mailing list) and you fit the bill outlined above, email teamnowyouretalking@gmail.com with your full name, short bio & phone number.


We Can Code IT

We Can Code IT

We Can Code IT

We teach women & people of color how to code!

Our Coding Bootcamps focus on inclusion in technology and our graduates are changing the face of tech.



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