Award-winning leader, tech career coach and speaker with 20 plus years experience in the tech industry
Dionne is an award winning leader, Tech Career Coach and Speaker with 20 years of experience as a Software Developer, and 2 years experience as an Agile Development Lead managing a large team of developers (aka Engineering Manager). She is passionate about diversity in tech and specifically increasing the number of women in tech, as the stats are ridiculously low. In an industry commonly viewed as very mature white male dominated, only 19% of people in tech are women, and shockingly only 0.7% of people in tech are black women.
As a Tech Career Coach Dionne helps women who are frustrated in their jobs build inner confidence to make a career change into tech or progress their career in tech, through a soulful exploration of mindset, skill sets and next steps. To facilitate this, in 2022 Dionne launched The Confidence Coaching Programme in 2022, for women who want to get clarity on their goals, identify and eliminate what's holding them back, create a realistic action plan, and most importantly be held accountable while on their tech career journey.
With over 20 plus years experience as a Software Developer and in a leadership role in the tech industry, Dionne has helped her clients shift their interest in tech and become confident tech professionals such as Software Developers, Software Testers, IT Business Analysts, etc.
Dionne is passionate about gender parity in the tech industry and the Confidence Coaching Programme strives to equip women with the tools and mindset to confidently transition into meaningful tech roles that they love and help them achieve their version of success.
Dionne delivers talks on topics such as Technology, Diversity, Career Change, Mindset, Leadership, Women in Tech
Bridging The Digital Skills Gaps - Highlighting issues with the digital skills gap in the UK, the impact of a diverse workforce, and how black women can contribute.
Stepping Up To Lead - How to transition from individual contributor to leading a technical team
Raising Your Game in Tech - How to build a personal brand and raise your profile to progress your career in tech
Journey To The App - An authentic and honest account of my career journey into tech and the challenges of pivoting to become a Mobile App Developer