Women in Tech: How to step outside your comfort zone

An online networking event for digital leaders and HR personnel with keynote speakers – livestreamed from CERT.JE.

Digital transformation leader Joanne will share her career journey, including various life challenges, breakthroughs, and re-locations. Joanne regularly challenges herself to step outside her comfort zone and explore new opportunities. We’re all experiencing a period of uncertainty, which will affect our appetite to take risks and push boundaries. Joanne will share techniques and examples to help you pursue your career goals. So, get ready to relate and feel inspired by each other.

Fifteen years ago, Joanne moved from Canada to the UK – with no visa, no job, and no business network. Only knowing one person, she began rebuilding her career, knowing – if she failed – it was a one-way ticket back to Canada. Stepping back to middle-level management, she rebuilt her career in a way that broke multiple ‘glass ceilings’.

  • Takeaways from this event will include:
  • How to turn challenges into opportunities
  • Why failures & setbacks are as important as successes and wins
  • The art of sacrifice in balancing life, family and career
  • Risk-taking the key ingredient in getting out of your comfort zone
  • Face the fear – do it anyway!
  • Why imposter syndrome is a ‘possibility on progress.’


Joanne Thurlow, Digital Transformation Senior Advisor /Partner – Strategy & Transformation Consulting GmbH

With 30+ years in the Tech industry, Joanne Thurlow has extensive knowledge of today’s IT industry and innovations enabling digital transformation on a global level. Joanne’s primary focus is on digital business transformation through tech-enabled sustainable solutions.

Joanne is an active Partner and Senior Advisor with Strategy & Transformation Consulting GmbH, an integrated management and technology consulting group with a total of over 500 employees at locations worldwide.

Originating from Canada, Joanne has lived and worked internationally with organisations of all sizes globally. For the past decade, she has worked as the Global Head of IT for Siemens Energy Solutions, driving large-scale transformation projects across a global organisation.

Joanne volunteers her time at local and global community levels as a Digital Isle of Man (DIOM) Executive Board Director and a committee member of LOVE TECH (IOM) charity promoting STEM careers for girls & young women. In addition, Joanne is a global speaker on Women in Tech, STEM, and how IoT & digitalisation contribute to sustainability and SDGs/ESGs.

Event Hosts:

Louise Clarke, Head of Recruitment Services.

Louise is a passionate recruitment leader with over 20 years’ experience recruiting technology specialists for a varied portfolio of organisations. She has a breadth of industry knowledge which includes financial services, retail, housing, automotive, logistics and professional services with demonstrable expertise in search and selection and campaign management. Her background includes consultant and management positions at La Fosse, Robert Walters, and Aston Carter. Louise recently joined the Global Diversity and Inclusion

Christine Dineen, Senior Researcher

Christine is an esteemed Executive Researcher with over 20 years’ experience sourcing global CIOs. She operates at board level in a consultative and discreet manner. Formally a Project Manager and Executive Assistant, Christine is Prince2 qualified. Her approach is methodical; from project timelines to longlisting, Christine delivers unrivalled candidate and customer care.

Please note this is an online event hosted by an external party. We will be streaming the event to promote networking.

Eligibility to join the event:

• IT/tech leader : C Level, Director or Head of role

• HR professional with an interest in technology

Please note this event is not suitable for recruiters or sales/business development professionals. Crimson reserve the right to reject individuals.

Channel Eye Media is advertising this event for a third party. The event is not promoted, or endorsed by Channel Eye Media unless specifically stated.


Oct 06 2022


8:30 am - 10:30 am


No charge


Webinar / Online


CERT Jersey
+44 1534 500050

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