Discuss whether women are breaking the glass ceiling in tech at the Women In Tech Talk, hosted by Naomi Timperley from Coo Digital and Tech North Advocates.Naomi was named in ‘The Maserati 100’ 2015 – a definitive list of Britain’s most successful business leaders actively supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs – Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE).
Naomi Timperley – Coo Digital & Tech North Advocates
Naomi is whirlwind of energy who has the ability to motivate, inspire and lead others in any environment. A tenacious and hard-working entrepreneur who is socially conscious and works in an inclusive way. Well respected by others, not just in her field, striving to be a natural connector with large network both offline and online. Naomi was named in ‘The Maserati 100’ 2015 – a definitive list of Britain’s most successful business leaders actively supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs – Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE). Naomi runs Coo Digital as well as Tech North Advocates with Volker Hirsch – Tech North Advocates is a network of tech & digital entrepreneurs, leaders, investors & experts who support tech startups & growth businesses to find new investment, talent and growth in the North of England. She is also a mentor, speaker, trainer and connector.
Twitter: @naomitimperley @TechNorthAdv @CooDigital
Tanya Hemphill – Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (Digital Marketing & Degree Apprenticeships)
Tanya is a serial entrepreneur who founded her first business, an award-winning PR agency, when she was 28. Since then she has gone on to set up and run a lifestyle magazine and two e-commerce companies. Tanya has worked in digital marketing roles since 2000 (pre-Google), more recently working as an Associate Lecturer in digital marketing and social media at MMU and currently project managing the development of several new digital degree apprenticeships. Tanya has worked in digital marketing curriculum development for MSc and CIM courses and offers bespoke in-house training for businesses needing to upskill their management, marketing and communications teams. She has an MSc in Digital Marketing Communications (with Distinction) and is an expert on growth hacking for UK tech start-ups.
Susanna Boccaccio – Brilliant Trees Media
A broadcasting background at ITV and the BBC, combined with strong creative and technical experience, provides Susanna Boccaccio with her credentials as Creative Director of Brilliant Trees Media. A multi-award winning television and media production company based at Whitehills on the Fylde Coast. Specialising in creating and delivering TV commercials and campaigns for broadcast on ITV and Sky Adsmart and producing long form content for broadcast on the BBC and ITV. Brilliant Trees Media also produces a range of non broadcast communications content, including HR and marketing material for national brands. Brilliant Trees Media continues to grow and establish itself as one of the most talented and trusted suppliers in the North West for creating dynamic and engaging television and branded video content.
Mark Preston – Mark Preston SEO
Mark has been in the digital marketing and SEO game for the past 15 years and has had the privilege to work on brands you see advertised on National TV on a daily basis. He also has the ability to help small businesses and companies compete with the large brand names online. Mark has worked in many industries from entertainment to financial – from pets to energy suppliers. It does not matter what your industry is; Mark uses the same skills to help businesses of all levels drive new leads and sales.
Sophie Iredale – University of Salford, SEMTA
Do you have a #passion4digital? Search marketing for me is a dynamic and exciting field! Search marketing, in particular SEO, is how I have established my career, met some amazing people within the community and secured a PhD scholarship in a related field. It has underpinned a lot of what I do and who I am and as such, it is a privilege to be considered as a leading Woman in Search.
Debbie Edwards – Fdisruptors
Debbie has delivered growth strategies and strategic marketing into corporates, public sector and charities throughout her career. Recognising the power that tech now delivers across every sector she has built a business that ensures that every girl and woman is given the tools to forge a career path and thrive within the tech industry. She launched FDisruptors in March this year and has already gained recognition as ‘one to watch’ after being announced as one of the 5050 Tech Challenge launched by Baroness Marth Lane Fox earlier this year. FDisruptors is designed to mobilise more girls and women into tech via next generation learning, talent management and funding. @fdisruptors www.fdisruptors.com