Our first session brought together inspirational women from the transformation space and was a roaring success. This led to several riveting face-to-face events where women, along with male allies, could discuss the challenges they’ve faced, offer support and motivation to each other and for us to better understand how we can help. Our mission is to get under the surface of some of the major hurdles our industry faces when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and help to propel us all forward in the pursuit of true equality.
For our most recent event, as a Women In Transformation first, we welcomed a whole panel of industry leaders on board to lead the discussion on diversity & inclusion. With an incredible array of experience from their careers to draw on, they covered hard-hitting subjects like the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace, the lasting effects of the BLM protests on drawing awareness to race issues at work, as well as exploring the intricacies of social mobility.
As the Chief Technology Officer of the Chartered Management Institute, Tavier is constantly utilising her 20 years of experience in IT strategy delivery, digital transformation, and cyber security to drive progress. With a passion for inspiring and disrupting global businesses and communities through technology leadership, she is always looking to implement the latest cutting-edge techniques and tech.
Ysabel Gaspar is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, branching across both pre-deal investment assessments and post-deal in transformative work. With a 15 year strong banking and finance background having worked with the likes of J.P Morgan, Ysabel has experienced both sides of the industry first-hand.
Anna is the interim CEO for AXA Retail in the UK, where she has been since joining in May 2021. At AXA UK Retail, she has led the successful integration of the Claims function, sophisticated their IT landscape, and delivered the best Customer NPS in the whole market in 2022. Before joining AXA, Anna was at Zurich Insurance for 13 years, where she had a variety of senior claims roles, including Chief Claims Officer.
Sasha is COO and Head of Diversity & Inclusion for JLL’s UK Valuation Advisory Team. She has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, having commenced her career at JLL as a team secretary before moving into an operational role in 2003. Prior to JLL, Sasha held a position at a small building surveying practice before joining Lambert Smith Hampton as their Office Manager in 1996.
With more than 20 years' of global consulting experience across government, transport, regeneration and financial services, Sandra is a true expert on harnessing transformational benefit and its links to ED&I in the change and transformation space. She proudly champions for more diversity in her organisation. Her belief is that collaboration and shared learning is key to helping us make progress faster.
As a seasoned CIO, Trevor has a track record of success in providing management, implementation and IT solutions for top-level organisations. He is known for being a forward-thinking leader, balancing multiple tasks within fast-paced environments, while demonstrating effective managerial skills. Trevor's passion for diversity and inclusion extends to our mentoring programme where he helps women in transformation to reach their career goals.
With more than 20 years', Pooja has made her mark as a senior leader in technology-driven transformation, working with the likes of Royal mail, TFL and British Airways. Pooja leads with a visionary approach, embedding next-generation solutions to continuously contribute to company success and create high-performing teams. Pooja is the Executive sponsor for the D&I network at Royal Mail, moving the dial towards creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce.