Join WISE members for valuable insights into returner programmes and career change initiatives.
Mastercard – Anouska Ladds, VP Airlines, Hotels and OTA’s, European Business Development
Sky – Conrad Langworthy, Academy Leader, Group Technology
Tideway – Julie Thornton, HR Director
This webinar will be of interest to those who were unable to attend the in-person event in February 2018.
This event is for WISE members only**.
**includes listed Corporate, Education and Institutional members only. Does not include non-member affiliated individual membership
Hear from Anouska Ladds about the success of Mastercard’s Relaunch Your Career programme. Focusing on supporting individuals who have taken a break from their career for more than 2 years, Mastercard is investing in bringing motivated and talented individuals back to work, and helping them forge and achieve their current and future ambitions. Anouska will also talk about her own work experiences and her journey, pre, during and post having a family.
Hear from Sky about its awards winning Get Into Tech initiative. Get Into Tech is a free training course offered by Sky for up to 50 women per year. It was launched in March 2016, with the sole objective of providing free specialist training for women (including unemployed single mums and mums returning to work) seeking careers in technology. The programme, which has been designed in partnership with technology training specialists, includes courses in software development, testing and integration, as well as soft skills development and job preparation. Conrad Langworthy will explain more about the programme and some of the results we’ve achieved.
Tideway have now run three returner programmes since 2015, each one brings with it new learnings and opportunities for improvements. Julie Thornton will share thoughts on implementing returner programmes and things you may want to consider if you are thinking of introducing a programme for the first time.
Anouska Ladds leads the Travel sector at MasterCard, managing airline, hotel and OTA accounts across Europe and Globally. Her extensive experience covers a range of disciplines, including Business Development, Customer Experience, Business Strategy and Sponsorship Development.
Anouska joined MasterCard in 2007 where she worked in Sydney Australia leading the Customer Marketing division, driving engagement across Issuers and merchants within Australasia. Key achievements focused on the Airline and Retail sector, including the launch of Air New Zealand’s FlyBe product, numerous Qantas credit card programmes and Woolworth’s/Qantas reward platform.
Anouska joined the UK&I division of MasterCard in 2011, leading the Core Business Development function across the market. In 2012 Anouska was assigned the responsibility of leading the highly important sector of Travel, Transit and Leisure, particularly assuming commercial responsibility for innovation solutions such as TfL.
Anouska’ previous experience includes 5 years at Barclaycard, where she specialised in Strategy Development for the Commercial and Acquiring division, Barclaycard Business, and finished her tenure leading the Customer Experience, Communications and Strategy division.
Away from work Anouska has a keen interest in the arts, sport and keeping fit. She is also the author of www.wonderworkingwomen.co.uk
Conrad Langworthy is the Head of Software Engineering Academy at Sky and Sky’s ‘Get into Tech’ programme. Conrad started his career as a software developer, predominately software development for small organisations, publishing houses or consultancies. Conrad joined Sky as a Business Analyst, and after following a successful career, in 2011 was asked to Head up Software Engineering Academy. Conrad was selected for this role because of the strong mentoring and management skills exhibited during his time at Sky. He has always been passionate about helping young people find a career in software development like he did. Conrad noticed that the number of women applying for the Software Engineering Academy was very low, and as a result, decided to do something to address the problem. As a result, he designed and created Sky’s Get Into Tech programme, which he now manages for the UK.
Julie joined Tideway in October 2013. Her corporate career started over 25 years ago with IBM, where she was Head HR for Global Services in the UK, before moving to Citibank Private Bank, where she was VP for HR in EMEA in Geneva and London.