Speaker

Dionne is a Tech Career Coach, Trainer, Speaker with 20 years of experience as a Software Developer, 1 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.

Topics

Technology, Diversity, Career Change, Confidence, Mindset, Leadership, Women in Tech

Talks

Dionne is well known for keynote speeches and panel contributions. She can deliver a variety of talks such as:

  • 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.

  • Stepping Up To Lead

How to 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

  • Journey To The App

An authentic and honest account of Dionne’s career journey into tech and the challenges of pivoting to become a Mobile App Developer.

Testimonials

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.

Deborah

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.

Shivani