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Finding your Authentic Voice

September 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Research shows that people who feel safe and supported to bring their authentic selves to work tend to be more energised, more creative and have higher engagement with colleagues, all of which lead to improved business performance.

Whilst creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging is top of mind for many companies, individuals – particularly women and minority groups – often struggle to bring their whole selves to work and to act in a way that aligns with their true feelings and values.

The fear of being judged, not fitting in or creating tension, often leads women to hold back in the workplace.

Authenticity begins with having a level of self-awareness, knowing who you are – your values, emotions and competencies – and how you are perceived by others.

In this interactive live virtual panel discussion, we’ll be hearing real-life strategies and practical advice from senior leaders who have learned to build trusted relationships with co-workers, senior leaders and customers by communicating authentically, knowing what information to share, when to share and how to share.

We’ll be covering:
– How to bring your whole self to work
– How to stop holding back and overcome your fear of being judged
– How to let your natural passions and talents shine through.

Meet our panelists:
Orla Murphy | Founder and Director, SeeBlue Marketing
Juttla | Head of Test, British Business Bank
Hoyland | CEO, MCG
Moderated by Angie Vaux | Founder & CEO, Women in Tech forum

Orla is co-founder of Seeblue Marketing, a rapidly growing B2B tech marketing agency specialising in helping scaling technology businesses to accelerate revenue growth. Prior to setting up Seeblue, Orla enjoyed an 18 year corporate marketing career in strategic planning, channel marketing and demand generation at companies such as Vodafone, Symantec and Virgin Media Business.

Orla has experienced first hand the importance of being authentic, honest and transparent in how you communicate with employees, prospects, customers and partners when building a business and a brand from scratch.

Surbjit is the Head of Test at British Business Bank, and is passionate about empowering women and helping the next generation to start a career in the tech industry. She is an active mentor in the girls network, where she provides guidance, advice and support on both educational and personal issues.

Introducing Nicky Hoyland, founder, and CEO of tech challenger brand Huler. Named in tech nations ‘Top 10 inspiring women powering tech’, she’s built a global business from scratch with a client list to be envious of. Her company exists to arm people with the technology to make positive and lasting change in their business. Nicky is dedicated to revolutionizing how we work and shaping the future of work using the latest tech to build people-first cultures. Leading an award-winning team of now 80+ brilliant people, she invests her time generously in each and every project, I guess some would say “walking the walk, as well as talking the talk”.

Nicky is a rare find in the male-dominated tech world – a woman, CEO, and gay. As a gay woman, now working with some of the world biggest brands she wants to use her platform to inspire young women around the world. Growing up Nicky had no visibly gay female leaders to look up too, who were CEOs or in positions of power so she dedicates her time generously to inspiring girls around the world to take a seat at the table and promoting the benefits of diversity to organisations. Building businesses that have the tools to find, nurture and develop their people and talent, in discriminate of a persons, race, sex or background.



September 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Online – Virtual Event


Women In Tech forum