TMT Finance Announces Its Lead Sponsor for Women in TMT M&A 2018

Accenture will sponsor the influential event for C-Level leaders, Investment Heads and M&A specialists.  The event will focus on the latest success stories, strategies and challenges for negotiating deals and career development for women in Telecommunications, Media, Private Equity, Finance, M&A Advisory and Technology industries

London; October 22, 2018 – The number of businesses playing an instrumental role in championing developing and advancing women is becoming increasingly important, especially at a time where diversity is proven to yield a 21% improvement in the financial performance of a business.+

The first Women in TMT M&A conference has been created to reflect the increasing presence of women leading strategy within the TMT Finance network, with the aim to share knowledge on both navigating the challenges in deal making in male dominated TMT industries, together with providing practical guidance on how to reach the top in TMT leadership positions globally. 

Women in TMT M&A will take place at County Hall, Westminster Bridge on October 24, 2018. For more information including tickets please visit www.tmtfinance.com/women-in-tmt

“With such fierce competition for talent today, having a gender-balanced and inclusive work environment for diverse groups to thrive is essential,” said Nnenna Ilomechina, a managing director with Accenture Strategy.  “At Accenture, diversity is in our DNA; it’s part of how we operate and core to our growth strategy. I am lucky to work with some of the most amazing women globally, and I’m looking forward to sharing our principles to enable sustainable growth of talent and value in the industry.”

Gary Heffernan, a senior managing director in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology practice in Europe, said: “With the tremendous disruption in the TMT industry, innovation is the key to survival. Diversity drives change, fosters creativity and fuels innovation that helps enable companies to transform from disrupted to disruptor. Events like this are important because they inspire women by promoting the ‘art of the possible’ in the industry.”

Over 80 senior executives from the telecoms, media and technology industries, investment banking and advisory will be attending the event which will span across 10 sessions with over 20 speakers.

Ilomechina, will also be delivering the visionary keynote speech at the event about Diversity & Inclusion and the TMT growth agenda. Gary Heffernan, a senior managing director in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology practice in Europe, will also be chairing The Women in TMT Leadership Panel featuring C-level executives including Allison Kirkby, President and Group CEO from Tele2, Jo Bertram, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer from 02, Cindy Varga, Managing Director of Strategy from Liberty Global and Elisabetta Romano, CTIO of TIM on the panel.

Other key sessions at the event include The Women in TMT M&A Deal Makers Panel featuring leaders from Clifford Chance, Standard Bank, IFC and 21st Century Fox and the Career Development Strategies for Women in TMT Panel, chaired by Linklaters and featuring euNetworks.

For more information about Women in TMT M&A including tickets please visitwww.tmtfinance.com/women-in-tmt or contact enquiries@tmtfinance.com for speaker and sponsor opportunities.

Source: Consultancy UK News

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