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Women in Tech

From Tech founders and CEOs to small business owners, women and underrepresented groups are making a big impact on Tech in every field.

As a Tech-focused law firm, we see the vast array of challenges our clients face as technology continues to evolve, and also support clients who are leading the disruption.

It’s clear that Tech & Comms companies recognise the struggles in regard to underrepresentation within the sector, and are looking at ways to attract and retain talent from a more diverse pool. However, there is still more that can be done to accelerate the pace of change.

Our goal within the Women in Tech powered by Bird & Bird initiative is to celebrate and connect women and other underrepresented groups currently operating in the Tech & Comms space, and to encourage greater diversity within the sector.

We aim to achieve this by bringing a variety of voices together to share insights, and to facilitate discussion on hot Tech sector topics. We hope to provide an international platform for our network to connect with and learn from one another.

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Women in Tech - At the forefront of innovation series

Nima Tisdall, Nordic Makers

Interviewed by Danish Tech & Comms Partner Martin von Haller Grønbæk, Nima outlines her vision for developing an ecosystem in the Nordics that fosters a leading start-up environment, and helps to put the next generation of Scandinavian unicorn companies firmly on the agenda.

Learning and development

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Learning and development

Nancy Gleason, New York University Abu Dhabi

In episode 2 – we hear from Nancy Gleason, a disruption expert, and Professor of Political Science & Director of the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Bridge over water

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Bridge over water

Emma Sinclair MBE, EnterpriseAlumni

In episode 3, we hear from Emma Sinclair MBE, Co-founder & CEO of EnterpriseAlumni, and creator of the recent #BeMyAngel investment campaign, which highlights the longstanding lack of investment into women, and is activating pools of capital in response.

Interviewed by International Business Development Manager Eila Legge, based in our London office, Emma outlines the gender funding gap and the need to democratise access to tech investing.

Lamp spotlight

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Lamp spotlight

Dr. Sonja Stuchtey, The Landbanking Group

In episode 4, we hear from Dr. Sonja Stuchtey, Co-Founder and Managing Director at impact-driven startup The Landbanking Group.

Interviewed by Corporate Counsel Andrea Schlote based in our Munich office, Sonja discusses the current challenges and opportunities within the sustainable tech field - particularly around shifts in mindset in regards to nature equity and ESG.

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Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders series

Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders, Episode 1: Inderpreet Sawhney, GC at Infosys

In this podcast, Bird & Bird’s International HR Services Partner Catharina Klumpp, based in our Dusseldorf office, chats to Inderpreet Sawhney, General Counsel at Infosys, based in the US. Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting and provides a range of digital solutions to clients in more than 50 countries. Inderpreet leads the legal function and is a strategic business partner ensuring success for Infosys in legal and regulatory matters, while spearheading its compliance and ethics program.
Inderpreet describes her personal journey in the Tech sector, how she overcame various challenges along the way, and offers advice to the next generation of legal leaders within the tech industry.

City

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City

Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders, Episode 2: Carolyn Jameson, Chief Trust Officer at Trustpilot

In this podcast, Bird & Bird’s International HR Services Partner Pattie Walsh, chats to Carolyn Jameson, Chief Trust Officer at Trustpilot. Trustpilot is consumer review website which hosts reviews of businesses worldwide, with nearly 1 million new reviews posted each month. Carolyn oversees Trustpilot’s legal affairs, global PR, and external communications with the primary goal of ensuring the integrity of Trustpilot’s platform as it continues to grow.

Carolyn describes her motivations to start a legal career in the tech industry, the people who have inspired her to push boundaries, and offers advice to those looking to change the face of the industry.

People

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People

Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders, Episode 3: Emma Johnston, VP and APAC Head of Legal at DXC Technology

In this podcast, Bird & Bird’s Dispute Resolution Partner Sophie Dawson based in our Sydney office, chats to Emma Johnston, VP and Head of Legal for Asia Pacific at DXC Technology. DXC Technology is a Fortune 500 global IT services leader with over 130,000 people in 70-plus countries. Emma leads the DXC Legal Australia and New Zealand team and is a strategic business partner ensuring success for DXC in legal and regulatory matters.
Emma talks about her passion for the Tech industry, how she overcame various challenges along the way, and offers advice to the next generation of upcoming legal leaders in the sector.

Spotlight

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Spotlight

Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders, Episode 4: Brita Strandberg, Strandberg Strategy

In this podcast, Bird & Bird’s Commercial Technology and Communications Partner Graeme Maguire, chats to Brita Strandberg, Founder and Principal at Strandberg Strategy, based in Washington DC.
Strandberg Strategy is a consulting firm, which helps communications and technology companies design and execute business and compliance strategy. Brita Strandberg, a leader in telecommunications law, launched this new venture in March 2022. Brita helps tech and comms companies to navigate market entry, compliance transactions, and other challenges, drawing on her years working as a trusted advisor to large and small tech companies.
Brita describes her personal journey in the tech sector, the people who have inspired her to drive for change in the industry, and offers advice to those looking to embark on a similar journey.

hot air balloons

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hot air balloons

Women in Tech - In Conversation with Legal Leaders, Episode 5: Gladys Chun, GC at Lazada Group

In this podcast, Bird & Bird’s Technology, Telecoms & Media Senior Consultant Gigi Cheah based in Hong Kong, chats to Gladys Chun, General Counsel at Lazada Group, based in Singapore.
Lazada Group is the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia. With the largest logistics and payments networks in the region, Lazada is a part consumers’ daily lives in the region and aims to serve 300 million shoppers by 2030. Gladys leads the Legal and Compliance department and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters across all countries where Lazada has local presence. Gladys started her career in a corporate, commercial and tax practice before moving in-house into retail, franchising and now, technology.
Gladys describes her personal journey in the Tech sector, how she overcame various challenges along the way, and offers advice to the next generation of legal leaders within the tech industry.

Notebook and pencil

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Notebook and pencil

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