Sheila Gemin

Global Head of Corporate Technology


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Speaker Bio

Sheila is the Global Head of Corporate Technology in ING, where she is responsible for the global IT function for the bank’s support functions. She previously worked as an executive client partner, management consultant and engineer at two leading global system integrators. She is also an entrepreneur, building a sports Tech company from start-up to scale-up; she holds a master’s degree in Executive Coaching and she holds a double engineering degree in Computer Science.

Sheila is a supervisory board member of the most prominent social labour company, Pantar, in the Netherlands; she served for three years as the chairwoman of the Professional Women Network (PWN) in the Netherlands and two years as the global co-chair of the global PWN organisation.

Speaker Sessions

Panel Discussion

Empowering Women In Tech: Challenges, Opportunities, And Strategies For Success

60 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Non-Technical
  • Not to be Missed
  • Transformation
  • Agathe Engelmann

    IT Lead Non-products & Data


  • Natasha Govender-Ropert

    Data Science Lead, Financial Crime Department


  • Bahar Savas

    IT Lead Products


  • Sheila Gemin

    Global Head of Corporate Technology


Women in leadership roles in the tech industry face both opportunities and challenges. However, research suggests that a diverse workforce can drive innovation and success in the tech industry.

To overcome these challenges and achieve leadership positions, women in tech must be prepared to navigate personal and institutional biases and understand how they can make the best of the opportunities that are offered to them.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover best practices for communication and navigating challenging situations
  • Discover new ways of working in tech, including the importance of being flexible and adaptable
  • How to be a leader vs individual contributor and learn how to overcome biases
  • How to organise your support system in your career journey and to help others. Better is good, be kind to yourself!

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