Award winning leader in tech, Career Coach and speaker with 20 years plus experience in the tech industry
Dionne is an award winning leader in tech, career coach and speaker with 20 years of experience as a Software Developer, two years experience as an Agile Development Lead (aka Engineering Manager) managing a large team of mobile developers, and two years as an Application Development Manager - STEM.
Here she delivered the apprenticeship and graduate software development schemes for the largest transport network provider in London, as well as contributing to the strategic direction of the Technology Development department as a member of the Senior Management Team Technology Development Board.
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 26 percent of people in tech are women, and shockingly only 0.7 percent of people in tech are black women.
As a dynamic public speaker, Dionne delivered has graced tech conferences with keynote talks and engaged in panel discussions, sharing insights on topics ranging from Technology and Women in Tech to Mindset, Confidence, Career Change, and Leadership.
Her commitment to encouraging diversity and inclusion is evident in her involvement in events such as Tech Inclusion at Google UK, Black@ Facebook Black History Month Festival, the London Games Festival at Somerset House, and Precious Nights at the British Library.
Dionne has a talent for inspiring audiences at any stage of their career, from school leavers to seasoned professionals. Her authentic journey, coupled with actionable content and key takeaways, leaves a lasting impact and drives positive change.
Dionne delivers talks on topics such as Technology, Diversity, Career Change, Mindset, Confidence, Leadership, Women in Tech
Dionne's keynote topics include:
* Journey To The App *
An authentic and honest account of Dionne’s career journey into tech, the challenges she has faced and how she overcame them, and the key wins and lessons she has learned along the way.
* Raising Your Game *
How to build a personal brand and raise your profile to progress your career in tech
* Unleashing Your Leadership Potential: Discover The Hidden Leader Within *
Dionne shares her experience of how to discover the hidden leader within and transition from individual contributor to leading a technical team
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