What can we learn from tech entrepreneurs?
30th March 2017, London, 17.00 - 21.00 (including dinner and networking)
The challenge of attracting women to the technology sector – particularly in ‘traditional’ organisations - is well-documented.
But is it any different in the start-up world?
As markets are disrupted and transformed increasingly by digital, more and more women with an interest in technology are choosing not to take structured roles in IT departments but to create tech start-ups that will shake up markets and deprive traditional industries of their talents.
At Fujitsu’s next Women in Technology event we will consider what motivates women with an interest in technology to go it alone, and explore the implications for traditional industries as increasing numbers of women are drawn to an entrepreneurial career path.
We are delighted to be joined by Emma Sinclair, an entrepreneur and businesswoman who at 29 was the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange. Emma was described by Tatler as a tech leader who will be ‘running the universe one day’.
Emma will help us explore the positives and negatives of female tech entrepreneurship, the characteristics required to be an entrepreneur, and its implications for diversity in the technology world.
Emma Sinclair, MBE, Co-Founder of technology company, EnterpriseJungle
Starting out in mergers and acquisitions at NM Rothschild in the UK and US, Emma created start-up Target Parking, which used technology to revolutionise the moribund management of the parking and facilities sector across the UK. After selling Target Emma co-founded and now jointly leads EnterpriseJungle, which was voted the most innovative new enterprise software company at the SAP Pinnacle Awards.
Emma’s belief that entrepreneurship can change the world has seen her become the UK’s first UNICEF Business Mentor. She was also part of a government business mission to Silicon Valley to foster new ties and improve trade between Europe and the US.
Lucy Dimes, Chief Executive, Fujitsu UK & Ireland
Lucy Dimes was appointed Chief Executive, UK & Ireland, Fujitsu, in June 2016. She has worked in leadership roles in a number of large organisations in the technology sector. Lucy has an MBA from London Business School and a First Class Degree in Business and is an alumna of the Harvard Business School ‘Global Women Leaders’ program.
Lucy was awarded the CBI First Woman Award in Science & Technology and Everywoman Corporate Leader of the Year in 2013.