Dionne is a Tech Career Coach and Speaker with 20 years of experience as a Software Developer, 2 year as an Agile Development Lead (aka Engineering Manager), and recently became an Application Development Manager – STEM. She is passionate about diversity in tech and increasing the number of women in tech, especially black women, 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.
Dionne helps women, who are frustrated in their jobs, build inner confidence to make a career change into tech, through a soulful exploration of their mindset, skillsets and next steps.
To facilitate this Dionne has launched a Confidence Coaching Programme, for women who want to get clarity on their goals, identify limited beliefs and roadblocks that may be holding them back, work on shifting their mindset, get support to create a realistic plan to achieve their goals within a realistic timeframe, get support and guidance on roles in tech to pursue, and tech stacks to focus on, and most importantly, be held accountable while kick starting their tech career journey.
Technology, Diversity in Tech, Career Change, Confidence, Leadership, Women in Tech
Dionne is well known for keynote speeches and panel contributions. She can deliver a variety of talks such as:
- 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.
- 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
- Raising Your Game
How to build a personal brand and raise your profile to progress your career in tech
- Bridging The Digital Skills Gap
Highlighting issues with the digital skills gap in the UK, the impact of a diverse workforce, and how black women can contribute.
Thank you so much for your inspiring and motivating talk just now, your journey will have resonated with so many and I know we have a lot of colleagues who are really keen to watch the recording too.
It was a real pleasure having you join us on International Women’s Day.
Many thanks again.
Dionne has delivered professional talks where she has expertly dispensed knowledge of Tech careers in the Industry. These have proved to be extremely useful to most who have attended based on feedback.
Dionne is a great public speaker herself – regularly motivating and inspiring others to have self belief and go after their dream career by sharing her own career journey.