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Your work can take you all over the world! Be it for a conference or to work with suppliers or colleagues take the opportunity and run with it. @Austin, Texas
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Tonight I was proud to collect an award for our smart beehives project.
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This is a picture of my daughter who left home last week to study Biochemistry at university. Whilst I am sad that she has us (temporarily, I hope), I am delighted that she is having this opportunity. I am also mindful that she is the third generation of women in my family to study a STEM subject - my mother was a pharmacist, I studied engineering and my daughter studies Biochemistry. Proud mother!
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Our partner Superdrug invited me to their Christmas launch for press, it was a fantastic event with great networking and I was lucky to meet lots of influential bloggers who loved Modern Muse. Here I am with Bee.
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It was so great to be invited to MK Innovates in Milton Keynes shopping centre by Modern Muse partner T-Systems, we had a fantastic day and I met incredible students from about 20 different schools.
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I was delighted to support Modern Muse at MK Innovates - an event all about STEM in Milton Keynes. Over 20 schools attended throughout the day so we had lots of opportunities to talk to local school children about Modern Muse. Here is a picture of us at the start of the day!
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Last week was an interesting week for women in science -Canadian Donna Stickland won a Nobel prize in Physics the day after an Italian scientist at CERN claimed that men are being over looked in science. I say, the proof is in the work and recognition of it. Well done, Donna - the first woman in 55 years to be recognised this way.
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Optics as a career 👍👍👍
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Diversity & Inclusion – Call to All Princesses and Princes
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/diversity-inclusion-stop-princessing-around-didem-un-ates/
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ENEi Awards

Huge congratulations to our Head of Diversity & Inclusion Claire Parker, on Tuesday she was awarded the Highly Commended 2018 Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion Award for all of the work on Diversity & Inclusion.

Thanks to all of the D&I Champions who have helped to achieve this
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ENEi Awards

Huge congratulations to our fantastic Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Modern Muse Claire Parker MCIPD! Claire has been shortlisted for the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEi) Award 2018 in the category "Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion of the Year".

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Authentic Leadership Event

So on 26th April T-Systems held an Inspirational evening networking event with some of our female leaders along with representatives from a number of our key UK customers. We heard from HSBC's Beth Spencer who talked about her varied career and what authentic leadership meant to her at each stage. Some of the theory behind the personal stories were shared by PM Management Consultants Ltd, along with some exercises which set the scene for the networking part of the evening. Attached is a picture from the event.
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Happy Easter

I hope you are all looking forward to Easter and are ready for the Easter Bunny to visit you all!!!
I hope you have a wonderful break with your family and remember to celebrate the true meaning of Easter.
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Gender Pay Gap

There is lots of talk in the press and on the TV about the Gender Pay Gap, T-Systems are just preparing to share our own data. Attached is a video that will hopefully help explain to you what the Gender Pay Gap is. Take a look and let us know what you think.....
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International Women's Day & D&I Day

I hope you all had a very Happy International Women's Day and created lots of pledges. We celebrated this in the UK as part of our UK Diversity & Inclusion Event which wa* **tremely successful and we saw over 80 employees turn up throughout the day.
We started the day by a very fun ice breaker exercise on diversity and then carried on the fun with a very competitive quiz on Diversity & Inclusion. I wa* **tremely shocked but proud at how well the teams did. The winning team scored an amazing 18/20 and none of the other teams scored below 14 which is fantastic. The UK employees clearly know their stuff when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion!!!
We then spent some time taking about the Gender Pay Gap at T-Systems and had some really lively, open and honest discussions which I thank you all for your contribution it really made the day that we were able to share our views and thoughts so freely.
We had an amazing lunch which was Mexican themed as you can see from a few of the photos and I hope everyone truly enjoyed it as I really did although feeling a little full it was delicious. After lunch we welcome Kieron O'Reilly from ENEi (Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion) who provided us with some great case studies and was able to give us a small peek into the world of some of the other Companies he is working with (See more) *** *** also preparing to publish their Gender Pay Gap results.
Finally we finished the day with a very interactive exercise where we had groups of employees working on pulling together ideas, initiatives and their thoughts on how we could close the Gender Pat Gap here at T-Systems, focusing on various different themes. Its fair to say we now have enough material for our 2 year plan with a number of volunteers of employees wanting to get involved which is so exciting.
So to sum up it was a fantastic day with lots of energy, open and honest conversations and very thought provoking, I left feeling like we had achieved an awful lot in one day and had an awful lot more to do over the next 2 years but with a great sense of collaboration, team work and commitment.
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Everywoman Awards

So T-Systems sponsored the 'Rising Star' Award at the Everywoman In Technology Awards on the evening of the 8th February at the Hilton on Park Lane and it was a fantastic evening with lots of very inspiring people.

A number of our own employees attended the event as you can see from all of the pictures below including some of our nominees

Our MD Christoph Rode presented the 'Rising Star' award to a very worthy winner Kimberley Norris, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin & Pilot Office, RAF Air Cadets from Portsmouth. We were also very proud to have one of our employee's daughter attend as a finalist for the 'One to Watch' category which is for aged 11-18 year old girls and although she did not win it was fantastic to be able to celebrate the huge achievement of being a finalist at the awards with such a high standard of talent.

Overall it was an amazing event and I truly hope everyone invited including some of our female stakeholders from a large customer had a fantastic evening and came away truly inspired. It is so important for T-Systems to be part of this initiative and helps us to celebrate all women in technology especially those at T-Systems and also helps us to inspire the next generation of talent.

For further information on all of the winners and some more photos of the evening please feel free to view the following website https://www.everywoman.com/news-interest/news/winners-announced-2018-fdm-everywoman-technology-awards
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Everywoman In Technology Forum

So on Thursday 8th February T-Systems sponsored the Everywoman in Technology Forum as a Silver Partner and we were very fortunate to be able to invite a number of our employees to experience the event see the photos below

Overall it was an amazing day with lots of very inspiring speakers and it was great to also see 3 of our male colleagues attend the day of which I hope they were able to take some great stuff away to use back in their own teams.

Thank you all for taking the time out in your diaries to develop yourself and I really hope you have been inspired by what you heard on the day and can spread the word throughout the business.
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Walton High School Visit

Our Head of Diversity & Inclusion Claire Parker and 3 other Muses from the Company attended Walton High School yesterday to present to the Year 8 students on Modern Muse and T-Systems. It was a very a successful visit and they met lots of very bright and enthusiastic students. Below are a few photos from the day.
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