Phee Waterfield to chair Girls in Tech panel on 10th May 2018

Do you want to know what its like to lead or start your own tech company? Would you like to understand what experience is most relevant & where to get started? Perhaps you want to bring technology into the mental health industry but not sure how to do it?

Tonight, Phee Waterfield, freelance journalist and founder of The Calm Room, will be chairing a panel with three female CXOs to find out.

They will explain the rewards and challenges of leading your own company and their personal journeys. If you'd like to attend, you'll get to ask questions, hear advice about kickstarting your career, and connect with other like-minded people!

What is the Girls in Tech "tech spectrum" series about?

It's about giving you the opportunity to explore the different careers available in tech. Whether you are interested in getting into tech from a non-tech background, or you're in tech already and want to find out more about other roles, then this series will suit you!

For each session, Girls in Tech have invited professionals in the tech industry to share more about their roles, how they got into those positions and the challenges and rewards that their roles bring.

You can ask them questions directly and understand more about the tech ecosystem!

What is the Agenda for the 10th May?

  • 18:00 - 18:30 Registration
  • 18:30 - 18:45 Session intro
  • 18:45 - 19:45 CEO Career path panel
  • 19:45 - 20:30 Networking

Panelists

Saasha Celestial-One is the co-founder and COO of OLIO, a free app which harnesses the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary new solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO does this by connecting neighbours with each other, and with local businesses so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

Launched in the UK in January 2016 and made available globally in October 2016, OLIO now has 450,000 users, supported by 18,000 volunteers promoting OLIO in their local communities. Prior to founding OLIO, Saasha spent over 10 years in finance, strategy and business development roles at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey & American Express. Saasha has an MBA from Stanford, is a mother of a 5-year-old boy, and is the daughter of hippy entrepreneurs.

Sarah Hesz is the co-founder and COO of Mush The #1 local social network for making mum friends. Mush helps to solve the feeling of isolation experienced by mums; it is responsible for over 1M friendships and has recently been backed by Octopus Ventures. Sarah has a background in advertising and served as Deputy Managing Director to mcgarrybowen London for over 4 years.

Liliana Reasor is the founder and CEO of Suprafinthe first global vetted token platform on the blockchain. She is a FinTech/Blockchain entrepreneur, venture capitalist and ex-investment banker with 20+ years of experience in the FinTech and Finance industries.

Liliana is heavily involved in the FinTech / Blockchain startup ecosystem in Europe and is considered a FinTech / Blockchain thought leader. She is a regular FinTech / Blockchain speaker, panellist, investment judge and working group member at top global FinTech/Blockchain and finance events.

She was selected as one of the Top 100 Global FinTech Women Influencers and Leaders in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Innovate Finance. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she worked in the FinTech and investment banking industries (M&A, trading, capital markets, and corporate lending) at JP Morgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Moody’s Analytics in the US and UK. Liliana has a MSc. in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from UCLA.