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Meet the judges for the 2017 WISE Awards

The WISE Awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts who represent our sponsor companies.

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Abi Vocking

Talent Acquisition Manager for EMEA for Intel Corporation

Abi has over 20 years experience working in the field of HR, Strategic Sourcing and Talent Acquisition. Abi started her career in recruitment, followed by a move to HR which took her to live in Munich and then Prague working for a busy European start-up company.

Abi has been at Intel for over 10 years having initially joined as a commodity manager in the strategic sourcing team supporting temporary and permanent staffing suppliers globally. Abi then transitioned to support Intel’s IT services outsourcing companies and in that time was successful through leading the design of a transformational program to save Intel $25m over 3 years. For this initiative Abi was awarded Procurcon’s “Rising Star” award in 2014.

Abi recently moved into the Global Talent Acquisition team and currently manages a team of recruiters who support Intel’s hiring across EMEA. One of Abi’s key focuses is to take on the challenge of increasing the numbers of diverse hires Intel employs to make diverse hiring part of Intel’s DNA. Currently the work she has been doing on this has led to Intel hitting their diversity hiring targets for technical females for Intel’s software development and engineering fields in Europe.

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Megan Stowe

Procurement Director, Corporate Strategic Procurement and International Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Intel Corporation

Megan has been at Intel for 20 years working in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK during this time. She started in Sales and Marketing in Australia working in PR and events management and then moved to Hong Kong to start up their SMG site procurement in Asia During this time she has covered a variety of roles including Sales & Marketing, Travel, relocation, immigration & HR procurement areas. She has predominantly held Global positions, setting global procurement and Supply chain sustainability strategies, performance metrics and managing global teams (LAR, NA, APAC and EMEA) She has worked and lived in Asia Pacific (10 years) and EMEA (10 years). Currently, Megan looks across the indirect services/procurement supply chain working with the different verticals (sales & marketing, HR, travel, IT, Logistics etc) within the EMEA Region working with her team on implementing global strategies locally and driving local strategies where it is needed.In addition to this she is managing the International Supplier diversity& Inclusion program which has a key focus on Women owned business in our supply chain. The key objective of this program is to ensure we are working with an inclusive supply chain. With this initiative we are looking at and have achieved increasing our spending with women owned businesses in our supply chain across the globe at the tier 1 and 2 levels, while developing our pipeline of inclusive sourcing opportunities. Megan is a board member of the WeConnect International, along with the Chair & Director of the European WeConnect Advisory board and co-chairs the WISE Young Womens Board. She works closely with schools and universities ensuring STEM is promoted to girls. Megan’s passion is to promote the education and empowerment of Women and girls especially around the STEM and business areas.

She is Irish/Australian/South African by nationality and grew up in Africa. She graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a MD Psychiatry/Sports medicine. Prior to Intel she worked for Warner Lambert Park Davis & Caltex Head office in Cape Town.

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