Zara Powell

I am a Delivery Lead at Zone. Having studied International Business with Spanish, I began my career in technology in 2014 and developed a passion for agile ways of working.

As a certified agile leader and LeSS practitioner, I have experience delivering complex technical projects for a broad range of verticals, specialising in digital transformation and change management, leading teams for the likes of Peabody Trust, Catalyst Housing, Electrolux, the John Lewis Partnership and Barratt Homes.

I have been fortunate to have had exposure to a range of different technology projects including having worked with mobile app teams, infrastructure, data & BI, helping to deliver programmes of work but also supporting the teams in any way possible including post-deployment testing, data inputting, systems configurations, delivering training to users and providing first line support.

I am a regular speaker at events including being invited to be the guest speaker for the University of Plymouth at the prestigious International Business annual dinner, talking to 200 under-graduates about my journey as a woman in tech and learnings and challenges to date, as well as having the privilege of being invited to be the first speaker at Zone’s Women in tech, talk series.

Championing diversity in the workplace is hugely important to me, I support diversity through mentoring across the agency, having set up an agile community to share my knowledge and experience more broadly as well as helping the growth of female colleagues, with the result being 2 recent promotions in the last 12 months.