After starting her career as a teacher in Sri Lanka, Sue made a career change into IT as a graduate of Procter & Gamble more than 20 years ago. Since then she has spent her career working at P&G, Unilever, Adidas, and the Coca-Cola Company building both tech and human capabilities to create sustainable change.
Take a look at Sue's session "The Power of Difference"
⚡️ Save the date: Women in Tech Global Conference 2023 will take place on May 9-12!
Are you excited to speak at the Women in Tech Global Conference and what motivated you to join our community of 100 000 women in tech, minorities, and allies?
I’m really excited and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to share my story and to learn and be inspired by the experiences of others.
Share with us about your background, your journey in tech, and what inspired you to develop your career in this direction.
I actually started my career as a teacher and I fell into technology when introducing IT into the curriculum at the school I was working in. I was struck by the transformational potential of the role of tech in the world and I really wanted to be part of the story. My passion is to create change for the better and leave a positive legacy in the world and there is no better domain than tech to enable this!
Why is the topic “The Power of Difference” important to you?
We have so much data that tells us how important diversity is for business - it unleashes more innovation and creativity and consistently drives significantly better business results. In spite of this, it is often still difficult and uncomfortable to bring different viewpoints to the corporate table and our human instincts tend to drive us to adapt to fit in. As the mother of two teenage girls and coach and mentor to many talented women, I am passionate about creating work environments where difference is celebrated, all voices are heard and valued, and where everyone feels confident to share their ideas and opinions.
Who would you advise to attend the Women in Tech Global Conference and why?
Anyone who is passionate about leveraging technology to shape a better world should definitely attend It’s a great opportunity for corporate leaders to learn what role they can play in driving the diversity agenda as well as providing support and education for women working in tech to build the skills, confidence, and resilience that is needed if we are to make a difference together.