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Diversity in Tech


it@cork are delighted to announce our next Diversity in Tech event.

On June 7th we will be running an event with a difference! –  Jonathan Healy, Healy Communications will chair a panel discussion, covering a range of topics including female board participation, diversity at senior management level, perceived barriers to advancement,  and company in-house inclusion programmes that are making a real difference.

The panel will be comprised of Carol Andrews (MD & Head of EMEA service delivery BNY Mellon and founder of the 30% club in Ireland) and Karen Egan (VP GS NSX support, VMware).

We expect this to be a very lively and engaging event, with plenty of time for Q&A and attendee participation.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Sponsorship opportunities available.  Contact Sarah (sarah@itcork.ie) or Breda (events@itcork.ie) for additional information.



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Jonathan Healy

Healy Communications.

After graduating with a degree in law from University College Cork, Jonathan Healy worked in radio, television and online media for two decades. He has been as a presenter with Newstalk 106-108fm and a senior correspondent with Sky News, with his work featuring prominently on both stations.

Jonathan also has experience working with TV3, RTE, FM104, The Cork Independent and Cork’s 96fm. Having conducted thousands of interviews with people from all works of Irish life, he is a skilled interviewer and proven cross-platform content creator with extensive contacts across politics, business and public relations throughout the country.

Jonathan is also a proven event facilitator and engaging MC.
He has also delivered high impact voice-over work for corporate videos and campaigns. In a shifting world of communications, he can help make your story stand out and ensure your message is heard.

Karen Egan

Vice President Customer Escalations & NSX Support VMware Cork, Ireland

Karen has a BA in Maths & Computing and a Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Modelling and Numerical Computing) from University College Cork. She has over 22 years’ experience in the Software/IT industry with 18 years in Technical Support. Her career started in the UK as a software developer for company providing personal and home banking products. Since 1997 Karen has worked for American Corporations including Apple, Motorola and VMware.

She began her career at VMware in 2007 as a Manager within Technical Support and over the past 10.5 years has held many positions including, Sr. Director for the EMEA Technical Support and now Vice President of both NSX Support and Customer Escalations.
Awards: VMware Global Support Person of the Year 2014 and also International Leader of the Year at the 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

Carol Andrews

Global Head of Service Directors, Client Experience, Asset Servicing

Carol was appointed to this role in 2018 and is responsible for client service for Asset Servicing clients globally. Carol has previously held a number of senior roles with the company, most recently as Global Head of Client Service for Alternative Investment Services.

Carol joined The Bank of New York in 2006 with the acquisition associated with the Allied Irish Bank/Bank of New York joint venture. She was seconded to the Brussels office to manage the integration of AIB onto the BNY platforms and has additionally spent time working for the company in New York.

Carol is the Country lead, founder and steering committee member of the 30% Club, an organization aimed at achieving better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses. Carol serves as CEO of BNY Mellon Fund Services (Ireland) DAC and as a Director of BNY Mellon (Poland) SP Z.O.O. Carol is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Forum, a Harvard Business School leadership development programme.