Elaine Thambiah | 10x Banking


I studied Information systems with honors from Brunel University and always knew I wanted to foster a career in Tech.

My dissertation was on "Does gender affect the way we navigate through various mobile screen size". I knew from a young age i wanted to work with people and technology and i wondered how could I help bridge that gap. It was gaining experience by working in various industries and working my way up that ladder to understand the problem people were facing from various level within the organisation.

I also studied Microsoft and passed the exams and worked as Microsoft engineer, however I was always the only woman on the team and started to notice there was no equality or support in these types of roles for women, it was generally hard to be taken seriously or to gain a promotion and however I knew i loved working with people and to help problem solve the technical issues and support people in their roles to be successful. I then did my Project management course Prince2 as I wanted to focus on delivery of projects but with this experience I realised working from project plan and hold people accountable was not helping to build good healthy company moral or a honest culture. I then studied agile practitioner and became a scrum master. I had a passion of helping and supporting people.

I am now Agile Coach/Scrum Master at 10x Banking in central London. I have over 15 years of experience as a servant-leader and I have a passion to work with brave, adventurous, forward-thinking people especially women who acknowledge the value in creating empowered, engaging, autonomous and creative teams but are unclear on how to achieve this goal. I am currently coaching and mentoring women to help support those who require to develop a culture of reflection and empowerment that will help with creating productive mindful and motivated teams.

With coaching it helped me change my ways of working rather than suggesting solutions helping teams/individuals explore their solutions and share their experiences. Very one is important and bring knowledge and experience regardless of what role they played within the team's.