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2h | Natalie Bannerman

In celebration of the primary inaugural International Ladies in Telco & Tech Awards and Summit, Capability speaks to main feminine executives from throughout the broader telecoms and expertise sector about how we shut the gender range hole in our market, and produce about significant change.

Key takeaways embody: 
1) Discover methods to finest navigate and handle day-to-day challenges
2) How can the business at massive finest have interaction with feminine expertise and enhance retention
3) The significance of mentors and sponsors within the development of girls

Moderated by Capability reporter, Natalie Bannerman, audio system embody:



Funke Opeke
Funke is founder and CEO of MainOne. MainOne is a broadband infrastructure providers supplier that constructed West Africa’s first privately owned, open-access submarine cable system interconnecting Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Seixal, Portugal in 2010. In January 2015, the corporate launched operations of MDXi – West Africa’s largest business Tier III knowledge centre, and in Nov 2015, it launched a submarine cable extension from Lagos into Kribi, Cameroon. The corporate just lately introduced plans for enlargement into Cote D’ Ivoire and Senegal.
Major One has grown to change into the main supplier of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and knowledge centre providers throughout the West African area and the corporate companions with main world expertise firms to ship providers to its prospects. The corporate continues to develop its footprint with main community interconnection amenities, intensive terrestrial fibre construct out, regional Factors of presence, and supply of providers into 10 international locations in West Africa.

Amy Marks
As CEO of XSite Modular, Marks has change into the preeminent prefabrication advisor and design-builder of Vital Infrastructure Buildings, worldwide. Because the CLS and modular knowledge centre enterprise has exploded, Marks has been on the forefront of this evolution and is a pioneer within the shaping and development of the Modular CLS business – and is an professional in different important infrastructure constructing varieties throughout the terrestrial infrastructure house together with knowledge centres, PFE shelters and ILA huts.
Amy is dedicated to utilizing her intensive expertise, thought management, and excessive profile inside the subsea house to advertise participation, innovation and development throughout all business segments. She considers a key component of that aim is bringing important consideration to attracting a various expertise pool whereas educating about inclusion points as a way to carry new views and ability units into the business.

Katia Gonzalez Gutiérrez
Katia is Head of Fraud Prevention Operations and Companies at BICS, a number one world wholesale service within the Telecom business. With greater than 14 years of expertise within the Cellular and Wholesale Telecom business, Katia has held completely different positions within the Wholesale Service Enterprise that enable her to grasp the assorted points of the enterprise in addition to its challenges. Katia additionally chairs the i3Forum Fraud Group, which brings collectively the communications experience of greater than 40 telecommunication suppliers, representing a mixed retail base of over 1.5 billion prospects throughout 100+ international locations.

Sarah Calveley
Sarah Calveley is a Senior Enterprise Supervisor for the UK and Eire at Amazon Net Companies (AWS) the place she is chargeable for main a crew and driving technique to assist prospects undertake the cloud and digitally rework their enterprise. Sarah joined AWS in 2016 and has greater than 13 years’ expertise working in a few of the UK’s main expertise firms.

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