Digital Emerging Leaders in Tech August Program Highlights

We are absolutely thrilled with the success of our first Digital Emerging Leaders in Tech program held on August 20th. We came together for a one-day leadership immersive with the below leading organisations who are championing women in tech:

The panel session on the theme of Leading from the Inside Out saw us joined by influential speakers from the tech industry who provided authentic advice and nuggets of wisdom, including:

“The only thing you need to prove is your ability to do the job or that you’re up for the challenge.”
– Steph Sands, Senior Director, Head of D&I, Capgemini

“As a leader, you need to elevate others around you, because their success is your success. Managers that don’t do as well are those that don’t realise that they don’t need to be driving the success themselves”
– Dan Draper, VP Engineering, MedicalDirector

“When we talk about female leadership traits, if you replace “emotional” with courage, compassion, vulnerability, authenticity, we move into a much more constructive place.”
– Stacey Tomasoni, Managing Director, Datacom

We had a phenomenal group of mentors for the interactive mentor circle segment of the day, where the participants benefited from small group coaching and had the opportunity to ask questions and receive personalised advice. The cohort were fortunate to be mentored by:

  • Nhung Mason, Managing Director – Client Account Lead, Accenture
  • Grishma Rupani, Director of PMO (Global), Bigcommerce
  • Dixy De La Rosa, Head Of Service Delivery, Ericsson
  • Kike Abegunde, Customer Engagement Executive, SAP
  • Vanina Bel-Madella, Senior Director, Sales Strategy & Operations, Oracle
  • Annie Slattery, Co-Founder & CEO, ConX

Our participants had a truly fantastic experience, giving an overall average rating of 4.6/5. Some of our favourite feedback included:

Wow, what an incredible day of learning! There has been so much to take away from the workshop and put into place. Highly recommend this workshop! Team at Dream Collective thank you for such a fantastic day!”
– Ursula Duff, HSE Compliance Specialist, Ericsson

Even if leadership isn’t on your immediate career roadmap, joining and engaging in the Emerging Leaders in Tech Program will inspire and empower you with tips and tools to help you thrive in your workplace and career.
– Liberty Estrella, Technical Lead, Amaysim

Thank you for the wonderful workshop. I had a great experience and it was really inspiring to hear wonderful stories from amazing women. This has sparked a little fire within me. The panel discussion was engaging and I enjoyed listening to their opinions. Personally I felt the session with my mentor was very valuable.
– Raminda Sharma, Experienced Solution Architect, Ericsson

Is your business looking to advance your female tech talent? Get in touch with us today to register your interest for upcoming programs. 


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