26
Oct
BCSWomen AGM: on-line Meeting featuring Rebecca George, BCS President
18:30 to 20:30
26-10-20

Rebecca George, BCS President to speak at BCSWomen AGM on October 26 2020, 6.30 to 8pm

 

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca George, BCS President, will be joining us at the BCSWomen AGM on October 26 to speak about her career and her path to success in the technology sector.

 

The event will be online only.

 

 

Agenda:

6.30 – 7pm: The AGM

·         Welcome by Sarah Burnett, Chair of BCSWomen

·         Minutes of last year’s AGM

·         Reports on activities, membership and finances by the Chair, and Andrea Palmer, Treasurer

·         Election of officers and committee

 

7-pm – 7.40 How I Made it – My Path to Success in the Tech world, by Rebecca George, BCS President

 

Women continue to be significantly under-represented in the tech sector, accounting for only 16% to 17% of the workforce. With such low numbers, it is unsurprising that men considerably outnumber women in senior roles in the sector as well. It is against this backdrop that Rebecca George will be talking about her experience of working in the industry, and sharing her perspectives, strategies and hints for success.

 

7.40 – 8pm Q&A

 

Register: https://26octoberbcswomen.eventbrite.co.uk

During the AGM we will elect the BCSWomen officers and committee members. If you are a member of BCS and would like to join the BCSWomen committee please complete the nomination form provided here in MYBCS under the BCS Women’s group on the right-hand side – Documents. Members will need to sign into https://mybcs.bcs.org/ where under the Communities and Events tab, you’ll find My Communities and then you should select BCS Women to get to the uploaded docs.

 

 

About Rebecca George OBE:

BCS President & Managing Partner, Government and Public Services, Deloitte North South Europe

Rebecca George OBE is 2020 President of the British Computer Society, and active in encouraging girls and women to participate in technology and IT.

Rebecca leads Deloitte’s Public Sector practice across 25 countries in Europe and the Middle East.  She is responsible for the work Deloitte does across the Public Sector including Health and Social Care, Education, Transport, Defence, National Security, Justice and Home Affairs, and Central and Local Government.

She was honoured with an OBE in 2006 for work she did for the Government on Sustainable Communities.  Academically, her first Degree was in English Language and Literature at Oxford, and her MSc was in Broadcasting at Boston University USA, specialising in Cable TV and Satellite Systems.

Rebecca lives near Taunton and is married with two sons aged 28 and 26.  Her husband gave up work as an academic in 1995 to be a house husband when they moved to the USA.  He qualified as a lawyer a few years ago.