Success Stories:
Women Promoting Connectivity

Nov 14, 2019, 12:30 – 14 | TIP Summit ’19 | Amsterdam

An enthusiastic crowd filled the Spotlight Theater to attend the 2nd annual Women in Telecom Tech special event at TIP Summit. Sponsored by STL, the event hosted women attendees and advocates for diversity, who gathered to hear from an inspiring panel of leaders who are driving innovation in the sector.


Women in Telecom Tech Lunch

Moderated by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon (CEO, STEMettes), the panel included Amy Wettenhall (Associate Director, Macquarie Group), Cait Campos (Program Manager, Facebook), Dr. Zara Nanu (CEO & Founder Gapsquare), and Grace Chen (CEO and Co-Founder, Common Networks).

The panel shared perspectives on how inclusion drives innovation and highlighted how data and connectivity can build a fair and more inclusive society.

The session emphasized the value of allies and sponsors as essential tools for addressing the gender gap.

Dr. Anne-Marie

Meet our Moderator

At the age of 11, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon passed her computing A-Level. By 20, she was one of the youngest to ever receive a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. And these are just a couple of entries in a very long list of extraordinary achievements.

A recognised thought-leader in the technology arena, Anne-Marie is a renowned champion and inspiration for women looking to find a role in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She delivers keynotes at leading companies and organisations all over the world, is listed as one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational and innovative women, Forbes Top 50 Global Women in Tech and an ELLE Magazine ‘Disruptor’.


Grace Chen
Co-Founder & CEO
Common Networks

Grace is the CEO and Co-founder of Common Networks. She was previously Director of Product at Square on the flagship Register product, where she managed teams of engineers, product managers, and designers.

Cait Campos
Program Manager

Cait Campos is a Program Manager for Facebook’s Connectivity unit focused on rural access. She works with network operators and policy makers to test new technologies and business models that will help extend broadband to rural areas in a more cost-effective and sustainable way.

Cait drives the execution and delivery of partnerships and go-to-market activities, working closely with business and engineering teams on connectivity initiatives. Before joining Facebook, Cait was a consultant to the US Government in research, design and implementation of communications strategies and technology solutions for under-served populations in emerging markets.

Dr. Zara Nanu

Wielding extensive diversity and inclusion expertise developed throughout a remarkable career, Zara has taken on the task of linking data science, technology and the drive to close the gender pay gap & build fair pay into the future of work.

Speaking at parliament, the World Economic Forum and featured in The Times, Guardian and beyond, Zara’s passion for change is impacting employees across the globe and supporting employers to implement intelligent strategies that keep pay fair and employees engaged and productive.

Amy Wettenhall
Associate Director
Macquarie Group

Amy is a commercial executive with extensive experience across the Media, Telecommunications and Finance sectors. Amy has held a number of senior positions at Ericsson, both Business Area and Market Area, the BBC and most recently Amy works as a Director within Macquarie’s Telco/Media/Tech Specialised Asset Financing division.

Amy was awarded the Women in IT Business Leader of the year 2016, named in Management Today’s Top 35 under 35 list in 2017, and in addition to her role at Macquarie holds a non-exec director position at TeenTech, which runs STEM innovation schemes across the UK for children aged 10-15.

Our Partner

Thanks to our sponsor for making this event FREE to attend