How to align your true self with your career: using purpose as your north star

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 18:30
10 Digital Ladies

Our September event will feature three inspirational speakers who will share their take on using purpose as a north star while moulding their careers. As always this session promises to engage in the conversations that matter: open, inspirational and practical, this is a chance for participants to explore the rewards and challenges of channeling your true self in your career choices.

This event will be hosted by Saswati Saha Mitra, the 10 Digital Ladies award winner for the specialist category 2018. Saswati leads Uber's Global UX Research team. Spread across 5 continents, her team keeps Uber accountable to its global user base. In her day to day life, she delivers high quality strategic insights to Uber's Product and Business Leaders. With 600+ cities to conduct research in, she also builds scalable processes that allow anyone in the company to become a user expert.

Also speaking at the event will be:
- Gemma Carver who is no stranger to challenges. She has worked at a senior level in a wide range of companies including pureplay service delivery (Bookatable, Auction Technology Group), digital agency (eBay Enterprise, Experian), and publishing (the Guardian, Centaur Media). In recent years her career has increasingly focused on driving digital transformation in established businesses. In her current role as Digital Director for Pentland Brands, she is responsible for growing the digital footprint of a portfolio of globally recognised brands such as Speedo, Canterbury, Mitre and Berghaus while also nurturing young brands such as Seavees (trainers) and Endura (cycling) and incubating new brands and innovations. It’s her personable, visionary leadership that enables her to bring real change to these organisations. She is laser-focussed on ensuring this change manifests in both culture shifts and bottom line impact.

- Emma Prest who oversees the running of DataKind UK, leading the community of volunteers and building understanding about what data science can do in the charitable sector. Emma sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She was previously a programme coordinator at Tactical Tech, providing hands-on help for activists using data in campaigns. Emma holds an MA in Public Policy with a specialism in Media, Information & Communications from Central European University in Hungary and a degree in Politics and Geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


- Penny Jones who enjoyed a brilliant 15+ years in digital media, performing a variety of business development and strategy roles at the Guardian and Condé Nast International - giving her insight into the challenges and opportunities facing both fast paced daily news and lean back monthly luxury. Far more interested in people than platforms however, she recently stepped down from her role of global strategy director for CNI to launch career coaching practice From the Middle, helping early and mid career women create careers in which they thrive.


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