Event hosts and guests:
Georgie Jones, Brand and Content Marketing Team Lead, The Adaptavist Group
Hosting this year's Women in Tech panel is Georgie.
Starting as a copywriter, Georgie worked her way up through multiple fashion head offices before spending half a decade driving content campaigns for finance clients at a London-based media agency.
Joining Adaptavist in 2021, making the big switch into tech and keen to find out if the rumours were true (better culture? better work-life balance?) She is happy to confirm that they are at Adaptavist.
Danica Walpole, Fullstack Developer, Brew Digital
Danica is endlessly curious about tech, and keen to play an instrumental part in the ripples of change across the industry.
Growing up, a career in tech wasn’t accessible to Danica, so they forged their own path ahead and left the door open for other women to follow. Their hope for the future is for women to become less of an exception across the tech space, and that their contributions continue to shape the future of the industry.
In their spare time, Romy teaches adults how to code. They’re also a strong advocate for bringing more women into the tech industry, because we need more female engineers and leaders for the future. They believe the tech space is advantageous for women because every organisation needs more women!
Sherry Yang, Engineering Team Lead, ScriptRunner for Confluence on-prem
Sherry has been working in software engineering for more than a decade. As a technical manager now, Sherry focuses on empowering underrepresented groups and helps engineers recognise the possibility of growth professionally and personally.
The best thing about being a woman in the tech industry is sharing unique ideas from a different perspective. Having a diverse team creates an insightful discussion. Software solutioning is not defined in only one way; there is room for improvement to serve more users with various backgrounds.
Sophie Caswell, Head of Innovation, Brew Digital
Planning advertising communications for Amex, BT and the Government sounds glam but is actually very boring, at least it is according to Sophie Caswell. That’s why she ran away from her big board position in the Publicis network to do something very different, joining a web design and dev start up in 2012. The Adaptavist Group bought that company in 2017. Brew Digital is the Group's Web Development and Digital Marketing Arm, and Sophie heads up the Innovation and Strategy team.
Felicia Andrews, Head of Managed Services (NA), Adaptavist
Felicia began her career with us in 2019 as a Sr. Systems Engineer. Promoted to Head of Region within two years, she’s one of our many women in tech success stories. Her career began in Tulsa working as a Linux Engineer (after getting a degree in MIS at Langston University) focusing on Infrastructure Engineering and Application Support. A maths and science lover at school, her father actually built his own computers while she was growing up, resulting in her natural gravitation towards technology. While she’s been at Adaptavist Felicia’s even gone back to school and attained her MBA.