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taught me through his experience.

try it and have a go." And that's what

Over the years, I have learned to

I've done. The worst that happens is

manage those partnerships on an

you get some feedback that can help

increased scale as we added more

you moving forward.

and more technology suppliers. And

However, the leadership at Old

I've learned to work with teams from

Mutual Wealth does recognize that

different cultures as we did more

women have had a difficult time

offshoring. It's been a challenge, but

advancing in the industry, and this

something I really enjoy doing.

year they set up the Old Mutual

Removing Barriers for
Everyone

Wealth Women's Network, which I
have been asked to chair. The initial
goal was to find out what barriers
there might be to progressing in the

Speaking honestly, I don't think that

company and what we could do to

being a woman in IT has been an issue remove them. Upon launching the
for me. If there have been situations

network, it quickly became clear that

where I haven't progressed as fast as

this was an effort that should not be

others, I'm conscious that it can be

restricted to women. Our purpose

due to my own performance or skills

the current female
representation in our
IT leadership ranks.

statement is "Enabling positive

rather than the fact that I'm a woman.

The goal is to
become part of the
30 percent club - to
be a company in which
women inhabit a third
of the senior level
positions, which just
happens to be

futures: Recognizing the value in

I've certainly taken advantage of every gender difference to harness the
opportunity that I could in my career,

strength and power of both." As the

whether it's being mentored or a new

actress Emma Watson said in her

role or training. I owe that tendency

speech this year before the United

to my father, who was an electrical

Nations, gender equality is an issue

engineer in the aerospace industry.

for men, too. We all need to

He said, "Provided you match 65 or 70 be involved.
percent of a job's requirements, just

The Importance of Flexibility
At Old Mutual Wealth, everyone in IT - not just IT management, and not just women - is allowed to create some flexibility
in their schedules. Work-life balance is a challenge for all of us, but supporting people to achieve that balance creates a
better environment for both women and men in IT.
By default, everyone has his or her typical nine-to-five days. But some of us start early and others may start and finish later
so that we can be here to react to live incidents - a necessary part of our jobs in IT.
But you can also leave early to see your child's school plays or come in later to help care for a parent. I know that if I am
flexible with my team, they will be flexible for me.

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