On October 9th from 2-5pm, we’ll be having our 5th Salesforce Women in Tech event! And as always, there will be four inspiring, wonderful, brilliant speakers there to share their knowledge and chat to us about their career journeys. Here’s a little bit about them…
Lecturer in Computing and a Microsoft Certified Educator
Rebena Sanghera is a Lecturer in Computing and a Microsoft Certified Educator who specialises in security and project management concepts. She builds blended, eLearning and classroom products with a focus on measurable behavioural outcomes and is currently converging computing and HR with her niche interest in eLearning compliance behaviours. She also works with individuals to develop their profiles using eLearning as a way of growing their professional brands.
An entrepreneur by nature, Jo has been involved in evaluating & financing companies or running companies since she left University. Her interests have always led her to continuous refinement and expansion of a business and its processes, and she thrives on making order out of chaos.
Jo is currently the CFO / COO of Breadwinner Integrations, which produces cloud-based integration software. Their principal integration tool is Breadwinner which integrates Salesforce and Xero. As well as her official title, she wears several other hats, as anyone at a fast-paced tech start-up inevitably does. Until recently, she’s been running four companies and has just sold one.
Associate Director – Digital Strategy
Arianne is Edit’s Associate Director of Digital Strategy, helping clients solve their business problems through marketing, technology and data. Having worked for some of the biggest search agencies in the country and client-side for the likes of Thomas Cook, Mamas & Papas, and icelolly.com, she’s at the forefront of what’s new within the industry. Arianne is involved with initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in digital and is a regular industry speaker at digital events across the country.
Susan Hallam MBE
With more than 30 years’ experience working in the digital industry, Susan Hallam is a leading influencer in the Internet world and a thought leader who inspires businesses to greater success through digital engagement.
She is a practising digital marketing consultant, a public speaker, and Founder/CEO of Hallam — one of the UK’s leading digital agencies.
As Chair of the Board of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, Susan is committed to the growth of the city’s creative economy, and developing Nottingham’s reputation as a great place to live, learn, work, and invest.
Susan was awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship and innovation in the Queen’s Honors 2018. Also in 2018, Susan was named a BIMA 100 CEO & Leaders shaping the digital industry, and she was made a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing.
She is a Freeman of the City of London and a Trustee of Nottingham Castle. She is also a chartered member of CIM and CILIP. Born in the USA, Susan has resided in the UK since 1985.
Formerly a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Nottingham Trent University with a specialist interest in digital technologies, Susan also held senior digital marketing roles at BT and Capital One before establishing Hallam Internet in 1999. A Premier Google Partner, Hallam Internet employs more than 60 people who, under Susan’s leadership, provide a full range of digital marketing services to companies regionally, nationally, and internationally.
|2:00 PM||Welcome!||We’ll kick off at 2pm with a short welcome from organiser Emily Malone.|
|2:10 PM||‘Elevating to Expert: Building eLearning to grow your brand’ — Rebena Sanghera||Are you networking enough? Have you embedded SEO into your LinkedIn? All of that and more? More importantly, amongst all the noise, where can the key people perceive the value only you can bring? This talk focuses on how building eLearning products can aid your professional visibility and make your authentic self known to others. We’ll introduce a simple brand model for eLearning and review what it means to encapsulate your expertise and how through the creation of eLearning products, others can experience and see your value — even when you’re not there.|
‘Driving Diversity & Success By Reframing Failure’ — Arianne Donoghue
|One of the (many) issues facing us in digital right now is a lack of diversity, including gender where recent stats estimate that only 26% of people working in our industry are women. Something that might be holding women back is a fear of failure and taking risks. In this session, Arianne will talk about how we should not be scared of failure, and why we should embrace it, using her own history of epic fails as a backdrop. She’ll also give actionable tips and advice to women who are early in their careers — about things they can do to gain confidence, build their networks and make their voices heard.|
|3:10 PM||Break||Tea, coffee, and Doughnotts!|
|3:30 PM||‘Cut the Crap’ — Jo Milton||When life just gets busier and more hectic, let’s look at the ways to prioritise, organise and ultimately make ourselves more efficient. We only get to live life once so nail everything. Make your work efficient and productive and enjoy your free time/ family time. Let’s look at ways we can make this happen. All this from the perspective of someone who runs four companies, has recently become a mother and just finished an 18 month home rebuild.|
|4:00 PM||‘From Start Up to Scale Up: My Entrepreneurial Journey’ — Susan Hallam||Join Susan Hallam for a conversation where she explores her entrepreneurial journey from a business Start-Up to one of the UK’s leading high growth Scale-Up digital marketing agencies. With over 30 years’ experience in the digital marketing arena, Susan started Hallam nearly 20 years ago. In that time a great deal has changed, and Susan will share with us her entrepreneur’s journey — the highs, the lows and some lessons learned along the path to building one of the UK’s most successful digital marketing agencies. Susan and her team at Hallam have an enviable reputation for remaining at the forefront of a constantly changing industry and Susan will also offer some insight to future market developments before a Q&A discussion with the audience.|
|4:30 PM||Giveaway, buffet food and drink!||We’ll be doing a giveaway — Prize TBC. Sign up and tweet about it with the hashtag #SFWiTNotts for a chance to win! There will also be a free hot buffet and drinks to end the day. Stick around with us for a chat! We won’t close the doors until 7pm.|