Shortlisted for the WISE Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
12 November 2015
Jacqueline de Rojas: President @techUK Area & Vice President Northern Europe @Citrix
Jacqueline believes that the UK can become the silicon valley of Europe & that we can create a digital nation of significance. This, of course, can only happen if the industry creates a talent pool large enough to support the number of jobs required to stay at the forefront of innovation. A leading digital executive as well as holding a leadership role across the industry, Jacqueline dedicates much of her time to encourage young women to enter, remain and lead from the front in the sector.
Over the past two years, she has spearheaded the techUK Women in Tech four-point manifesto which aims to increase the number of girls attracted to tech, support women returners, challenge industry on gender diversity, & increase the number of women on boards within the FTSE 350. She uses her position to challenge business leaders to make tangible changes in the way they resolve this issue. “I recently looked at how football clubs start looking for talent at age eight. I wonder if we should do more to change the way we ‘scout’ for talent in the digital world?”