Women in Tech
A podcast series dedicated to sharing and celebrating the stories of inspiring women working at the intersection of innovation, law and technology.
The aim for this series is to provide a space for women in the legal and technology industry to share their insight with junior lawyers who are looking to pursue a career in law and technology.
Our first season was launched in 2022 to mark International Women's Day, speaking with a number of legal industry leaders and rising stars to reflect upon their career journeys, challenges and achievements.
Following the success of our first season, we are proud to return with our second season, which features a stellar line up of guests from some of the world's leading organisations. Throughout the series, you can expect insightful conversations with industry leaders and rising stars who are working at the intersection of innovation, law and technology.
Below is a taster of what you can expect when tuning into our conversations. We hope you listen and enjoy.
We'd love to hear from you to carry on the conversation. If you listened to an episode (or whole series) of Women in Tech and would like to feedback or suggest a future guest, please do get in touch with the team by emailing email@example.com
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"It's not about being soft or going easy on women at all, it is just ensuring that they have the space and platform to be heard."
Sue Khan, VP and Data Protection Officer at Flo Health
"I'm just very privileged to be working at a time where there's so much momentum behind diversity. Today I can sit with my team at Uber and
have a regular cadence with the general manager or the regional general manager who just wants to talk diversity. And it's not from a place of,
"We're just trying to meet targets.", it's genuine care. It's genuine
conviction that this is something we need to do as a company."
Erin Abraham, Legal Counsel at Uber
"We need to bring women role models inorganically to the forefront so that [women] can follow up on that" …"Young women really need to see role models…early on in their careers."
Sarah Woodland, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
"I think a lot of it can begin at home. I am very lucky that my husband and I have shared the responsibilities of childcare from the very beginning. … we are willing to do that for each other, take our foot off [the] pedal at various different points of our careers, that has meant that I have been free to go and do more for my career at this point of time. Which has, therefore, meant that I have more of a chance of bringing that equality to the workplace."
Rhiannon Webster, Partner at Ashurst
This is the fifth episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this episode, Denae Erasmus, Senior Associate, is joined by Rebecca Cope, Partner, both from the Digital Economy team at Ashurst.
This is the fourth episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this episode, Ashurst Corporate and Digital Economy Associate, Jessica Leung is joined by Lucy Spencer, Lead Counsel in the Network Infrastructure team at Meta.
Episode 3: Women in Tech - Women in law on pursuing growth, trailblazers and celebrating the small wins
This is the third episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. In this episode, Ashurst Digital Economy Counsel Dora Guslitser is joined by Maria Marinelli, General Counsel at Bupa Asia Pacific.
This is the second episode in our second Women in Tech mini-series. Ashurst Digital Economy Junior Associate Emily Jones is joined by Sarah Woodland, Managing Director, and Sophie Last, Vice President of the Consumer and Digital Finance Legal Division at Goldman Sachs.
In this first podcast in our second Women in Tech mini-series, Ashurst Digital Economy Partner Rhiannon Webster is joined by Sue Khan, Vice President of Privacy and Data Protection Officer at Flo Health.
Join Rebecca Clarke and Amanda Moore for the final conversation in our Women in Tech mini-series.
In their discussion, Amanda reflects on her career path, her experience of being a female lawyer in the tech industry, imposter syndrome and the advice she'd give to her younger self.
Join Rhiannon Webster and Daisy Godfrey as they continue the conversation in our Women in Tech mini-series.
In the next episode of our Women in Tech mini-series, Rhiannon Webster, Partner and Head of our UK Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, speaks with Daisy Godfrey, Head of Legal for the Digital and Data Protection Group at Aviva.
In episode 4 of our Women in Tech podcast series, Michelle Sally, Senior Associate in our Digital Economy team, speaks with Erin Abraham, Legal Counsel at Uber.
In their discussion, Erin reflects upon her transition from private practice to working in-house, the importance of diversity in the workplace and how the landscape has evolved for women in tech and legal practice.
Join Denae Erasmus and Shanice Onike as they continue the conversation in our Women in Tech mini-series.
Denae Erasmus, Senior Associate in our Digital Economy team, speaks with Shanice Onike, Associate Commercial Counsel at DeepMind; a cutting-edge AI organisation of scientists, engineers, and researchers committed to solving intelligence to advance science and benefit humanity.
This is the first podcast episode in our women in tech mini-series with Tara Waters, Partner, Chief Digital Officer and Head of Ashurst Advance Digital speaking with Sarah Chambers, Head of Digital Experience Strategy and Transformation for Ashurst Advance Digital.
In their discussion, Sarah explains how her legal career has evolved into the digital space. She shares what excites her about legal careers in tech, and reflects on the lessons she has learnt along the way.