CWT Project Team

Our project team members for 2018:

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Eileen Brown

Eileen is Founder and Chair of Connecting Women in Technology. After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Eileen founded Amastra, specialising in digital marketing. She spent 10 years in the Merchant Navy as Shell Tankers first female Deck Officer, then managed a fleet of ships in a container shipping company. She then managed the IT support team, training management at a training provider in London, consultancy, at HP and manager of the IT Pro Evangelist team at Microsoft.
She is an advocate for the advancement of Women in Technology. She is the author of ‘Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business’, published by the BCS.
Eileen is a Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists where she aims to increase the number of women Freemen and Liverymen at the Company

Nina Wilson
Beth Stephens

Cathy Tomlinson

Deborah Murphy

Sarah Gordon


Sarah Gordon

Sarah started her career on a rotational graduate training program with Hitachi Credit and within 4 years, progressed to a management role at Dell Financial Services. After time spent in marketing, sales and new business operations, she specialised in the asset management of hi-tech assets. For the last 13 years, Sarah has headed up the Leasing Operations team at EMC (now Dell EMC) for Europe and Asia, focusing on early tech refresh and end of lease revenue maximisation. More recently she has also taken on the management of field inventory under Dell EMC’s capacity on demand program and New Business Operations for countries where Dell Financial Services has no direct relationship, largely Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Sarah is an active participant in Dell’s WoMen in Action group and Connecting Women in Technology. She project managed the conference held at Dell in April 2018.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys Zumba, playing tennis, watching ice hockey and is a member of the PTO at her son’s school (as well as being a taxi driver for her 6 year old son who has a more active social life than she does!).


Jen Thompson


Manvi Bennet

Manvi joined HPE in 2014 as Implementation Project Manager through a graduate scheme. As part of this role, Manvi worked with HPE customers and partners across UK&I leading large scale projects. After the IPM role, Manvi moved into a Presales Specialist position responsible for developing technology services to customers in the UK&I. Recently this has also included the development and proposition of IT Consumption Service solutions, helping customers to achieve their business outcomes.
Manvi has also been part of Women’s Network at HPE for 3 years. Throughout these years, Manvi has been part of many Women’s Network initiatives, including leading a HPE EMEA wide mentoring program which had 1500 employees participating, leading WN at HPE Bracknell site, whilst jointly working on HPE Women Excellence Award at worldwide level. Manvi also co-leads the Lean in Circle at HPE Bracknell. Manvi is passionate about encouraging young women to consider STEM careers, whilst overall supporting women in technology.


Kathleen Leigh

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Zerrin Tilan

Zerrin is a UKI Presales Manager at HPE and has developed quickly in the company since starting as a graduate in 2011. Her background has always been technical with a variety of roles in Presales, ranging from alignment to Global Accounts, HPE resellers and roles aligned to focus products and solutions. She has previously had overall responsibility for the UKI Presales Graduate Scheme and is passionate about early career development.
Zerrin is a key member of the HPE Women’s Network, has led several events for the EMEA technical community and is keen to continue to drive more events and initiatives in this space, in order to build communities and empower women in IT.
Zerrin lives in Staffordshire and likes to spend her time with her pug, playing the piano, baking and adding to a never-ending collection of smart home gadgets.


Jan Sinclair



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Helen Edwards

Helen Edwards joined Intel‟s post sales channel technical support 10years ago following a short spell in a multi-lingual technical support call centre & completion of her BA Hons in German & Spanish studies. During these 12 years she has worked in pre & post sales technical support, operations, management, quality engineering, field sales & is currently a Technical Account Manager in the Embedded products division of Intel focusing on designing in Consumer Electronics products with Intel customers.

Throughout her career Helen has found her Intel & customer networks absolutely vital & has recently joined the Connecting Women in Technology team to continue to broaden this network, learn from others & for the enjoyment that it brings helping others discover the support & friendship that networking can give in an otherwise competitive landscape.

In her spare time Helen enjoys all types of exercise including running (half marathons); swimming; rock climbing & scuba diving & as an alternate form of relaxation also enjoys gardening & baking.


Maria Meriacre

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Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson is the Global Digital Marketing Capability Manager at Intel responsible for Path to purchase and product focused capabilities and experiences including Sarah has over 20 years’ experience across IT, Customer experience and digital solutions, and has lead key transformation projects across, sales CRM and marketing solutions. Sarah has a keen passion for people development and is an active coach within Intel.


Elke Dunker

Heather Mcleish



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