The Salesforce Nottingham Women in Tech group is powered by women who want to share their experiences in the technology industry, explore career paths, learn, and network.
This is an all-inclusive event that aims to encourage, empower, and support women who want to thrive in their career in tech. Anyone who wishes to learn more about how they can help close the gender gap in the technology industry is welcome!
Dr. Aygul Zagidullina is a digital marketing and brand strategist with 10+ years of experience. Previously, Aygul worked at Todoist and Google. She holds a PhD in quantum chemistry and prior to Google dedicated 6 years to scientific research at the University of Stuttgart. Aygul is a very active member of the London digital ecosystem and has been involved in many innovative projects. She is a Google Developer Group (GDG)/ Women Techmakers (WTM) London lead, Google Top Contributor (TC)/ Trusted Tester (TT), and UK STEM Ambassador. Aygul has been a distinguished speaker at numerous international industry events in the US (at Google HQ), UK, Germany, Ireland, UAE, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Georgia, and Russia. She was named as one of The NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013.
Capital One is information based lending FinTech, founded on the belief that technology could transform the finance industry. You'll find them in the Top 5 'Great Places To Work' for the last 5 consecutive years, and this year, they received the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award for 2018, highlighting them as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK. Amongst their many employee-focused initiatives, they have an internal 'Women in Tech' program, offer enormously competitive family friendly benefits (including super flexible working) and are fully fledged signatories of the Women in Finance Charter.Meg currently manages the UK HR Operations team - the one responsible for creating and fostering an environment that allows the 1000 strong UK workforce to be the best they can be. She also happens to be wife to Mark and Mum to Robyn.
Helen Clark is a UX consultant and designer. She works closely with stakeholders including investors, directors, product owners and developers to ensure cross-departmental collaboration with focus on universal and inclusive design to bridge business and customer needs. She's also an organiser of Women in Tech Nottingham, working to promote inclusivity within the tech industry and raise the profile of talented female and non-binary speakers.
An experienced Business Analyst, Technologist & Entrepreneur with extensive experience in the Built Environment & Facilities Management as well as pharmaceuticals industry. Sophia has had a variety of engagements within industries such as retail, banking and construction. Her primary focus is to understand their business challenges and to develop or refine strategic actions that are usually combined with the implementation of the right technologies and solutions. She is an accomplished change agent and thrives on helping clients realize the ‘value add’ propositions, that already exist within their business. Often from within their own data or improved methods of working she has delivered quantifiable value to the organisations with which she has worked. Managing and leading cross functional teams; having recently competed a 2 year ‘green field’ software development project in estate management, she has established a consultancy business that specialises in Smart Data management and analytics. Degree educated, ITIL certified, with an HNC in Construction and the Built environment.