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It’s a M.A.D. World TECHNOLOGY

August 24 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to join us to enjoy an hour of inspiration and networking at the Aspire ‘It’s a M.A.D. (Making a Difference) World’ event focused on TECHNOLOGY.

Come along and share ideas, network and meet like-minded women and men from across industries and sectors.

We are facing an increasingly complex and volatile world in 2021 both personally, professionally and in our communities and wider world. At this event, we will explore the latest thinking about the empowerment of women as leaders in technology the role of business and why businesses that focus on a triple bottom line of profits, people and planet will be the sole survivors and innovators of the future.

This event will be led by Dr Sam Collins, Founder and CEO of Aspire, named ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty the Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN. Award-winning leadership expert, social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and internationally bestselling author, Dr Collins is a leading global voice on leadership and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact.

Dr Sam will be in conversation with;

  • Eileen Brewer, Director of Takween Accelerator, Mentor, Global Speaker and Trainer, Iraq
  • Dr. Patricia Gestoso, Head of Scientific Support and Customer Operations, Dassault Systèmes, UK
  • Ali Stripling, Chief Operations Officer, GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup), Italy
  • Carolyn Chapman-Lees, CEO, Titan Partnership, UK

 

Join us and…
  • Network, gain new ideas, contacts and thinking to move forward on your aspirations for yourself, your organisation and making a difference in the world.
  • Think through how you can make a difference and impact change through technology.
  • Seek diverse views to challenge your thinking with people who see the world differently.
  • Discuss the challenges and obstacles you face and brainstorm ways to overcome them.
  • Receive support, mentoring and encouragement from a like-minded network of people making a difference to themselves and others.
  • Be inspired and uplifted by others' goals and aspirations.
  • Learn about work of Aspire and our goal to make a difference to the lives of women and girls globally.
  • Network, commit to action and ongoing change and sustainability.

This event is open to people of all ages, industries and sectors from across the globe.

 

Free event

6pm - 7pm UK

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"A huge thanks. I came away feeling incredibly moved and inspired to live a bold life! I'm even more committed to supporting social change and making a difference in the world."

Marie Broad

CSR Manager, SThree

"I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at the Aspire Team for another fantastic event. As ever, I came away feeling inspired and re-energised."

Anne Bishop

Chief Executive, British Association of Urological Surgeons

"I just wanted to say how phenomenally brilliant the event was last night.  The energy was incredible."

Jane Swift

British Telecom Programme Director and Deputy Chair of the BT Women's Executive Network

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Dr Sam Collins, Founder, Aspire for Equality

Sam is a leading global voice on gender equality and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact. Sam has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry’ by Her Majesty, The Queen, one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches’ by The Independent and ‘Leader in the Workplace’ in the Ogûnte Women’s Social Leadership Awards. She has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the BBC World Service and Psychologies Magazine. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling book, ‘Radio Heaven – One Woman’s Journey to Grace‘.

Eileen Brewer, Director of Takween Accelerator, Mentor, Global Speaker and Trainer, Iraq

Eileen is a global consultant, speaker, trainer and mentor. She started her career as a program manager in Silicon Valley and worked on the US Tech Women program educating young women around the world about technology. Eileen works in startup ecosystems across multiple countries. She can be found wearing many hats; as an accelerator director, a mentor or a facilitator. Her focus is on advancing the status of entrepreneurship and startups across the globe. She is currently living in Kurdistan Iraq to help build up the tech startup ecosystem.

Dr. Patricia Gestoso, Head of Scientific Support and Customer Operations, Dassault Systèmes, UK

Dr. Patricia Gestoso is a scientific services leader and a diversity, inclusion, and ethics tech evangelist. Through her career as global head of scientific support, training, and services, Patricia has worked with Fortune 500 Life Sciences and Materials companies worldwide to build, deliver, and maintain science-based virtual solutions. Patricia has spearheaded and guided numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives in tech and she’s the winner of the 2020 Women in Tech Changemakers award. She believes that ethical and inclusive technology is an enabler for regenerative innovation and world-class customer experiences.

Ali Stripling, Chief Operations Officer, GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup), Italy

Ali is truly passionate about responsible and inclusive business, supporting organizations to take accountability, and drive positive societal and environmental change. Working at the global tech innovators, Arm, Ali spent 5+ years heading up their award winning employee community engagement program, Team Arm; before taking on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Ali’s passion and purpose has been to empower young people, and help them to realize their potential, so that we can change the look of leadership within STEM.

Carolyn Chapman-Lees, CEO, Titan Partnership, UK

Carolyn is Chief Executive Officer of the Titan Partnership, a charity supporting schools, colleges, and universities across Birmingham, UK. Carolyn’s drive for social justice and a more equitable, inclusive education system are echoed across Titan’s vision and key priorities. Carolyn is determined to help ‘level the playing field’ by creating equality of opportunity for young people. Most recently, through Titan’s Computers for Children Campaign, almost £100k has been raised, providing 452 devices for children and young people.


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