I have worked in law firms for over 30 years having started my career in LegalTech in the late 1980s. Prior to retiring, in 2022, I was the IT Director at International Law firm, Fieldfisher LLP, where I was responsible for the IT Strategy, managing and delivery of global change programmes and ensuring that technology solutions met the business needs. I managed a team of over 60 IT Technicians, many of whom I mentored throughout their careers and collaborated with many other business service and legal teams in the firm.
My experience as a Senior Leader coupled with my knowledge and vision of the technology landscape allowed me to influence Board decisions and ensure the business benefitted from the positive impact that good technology can provide.
It is seemingly rare in LegalTech to find a senior female who is also a woman of colour, hence, I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and spreading awareness of career opportunities to encourage future talent from all backgrounds. There is so much to do in this space, and I am fortunate to be part of DELTAS Society and delighted to be appointed as the DELTAS Ambassador. This collaborative platform brings together law firms, educational establishments and LegalTech Vendors to promote and encourage inclusiveness and diversity to encourage and develop talent for our digital businesses.