Taking place on International Women's Day, this lunch time session will explore how society, organisations and delegates themselves, can help develop more female leaders.
Our panel of female leaders will share their experiences and views on this agenda before an interactive discussion.
This event is aimed at business leaders, directors and senior managers (of all genders).
Claire Brunning, Head of Corporate Banking for Birmingham, HSBC
Claire has spent her whole career in banking, joining a graduate scheme in Commercial banking straight from university and working through various roles including Relationship Director, Business Development Director, Head of Midlands for Business Banking Invoice Finance and Deputy Regional Director for Midlands Business Banking. Claire now heads up the Corporate Banking Team (MME) in Birmingham. Claire is passionate about improving diversity in the workplace and champions flexible working with her team and network. In her spare time she is kept busy by her 2 children and training for triathlons – she completed a half ironman this year and hopes to continue to compete in various races next year.
Tracy Pound, Managing Director, Maximity Limited
Tracy was voted PCR’S Woman of the Year 2016 and one of the top 50 women in technology in 2014 and 2015. She was awarded CompTIA’s Member of the Year in March 2017 and is passionate about encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in tech.
Tracy has over 33 years’ experience working in tech and has successfully implemented business systems and training programmes across many different industries from service and professional sectors through to retail, education and manufacturing.
As part of CompTIA’s Education Faculty Tracy delivers training, webinars and talks for CompTIA members around the world. She founded Maximity in 2000 and co-founded Prizm Solutions, an insurance brokerage, with her husband in 2006. In 2015 Tracy joined the CompTIA Board of Directors, after previously being part of the UK Executive Council.
Tracy is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, the FSB and Chamber of Commerce.
This event is part of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Growth Through People campaign. This week focuses on Growth Through Attracting & Retaining Talent.
Attend this event for:
- Organisational, personal & professional development
- Learn from the experiences and knowledge of our expert panel
- Share views and information on your and your organisation's approach to this agenda
About the sponsor:
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.
Aston University led the way with degree apprenticeships and became the first in the UK to deliver them in 2015. Aston is also the first and currently the only university to have degree apprentice alumni who graduated in July 2017 and are continuing to make waves at in their organisation.
By delivering practical degree apprenticeships developed with industry and approved by professional bodies, Aston has become the University of choice for organisations including Microsoft, Virgin Media, Payara, Capgemini and a growing number of SMEs who are using degree apprenticeships to fill skills gaps and increase productivity.