Meet our 2021 finalists!

 Donna Herdsman

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Wells Fargo

Judging Day Sponsor and Host
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Donna Herdsman

Management and Mentoring Consultant

Donna has over 30 years experience as a management consultant and as an Executive having worked for and with both UK and overseas Public and Private Sector organisations. She specialises in helping clients realise the business benefits from transforming their business and their technologies. Donna has worked for London the Borough of Lambeth, Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has acquired strategic, operational and change management expertise following her senior roles in consultancies and IT organisations.

Donna has an Advanced Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School, Oxford, a Business Studies Degree, from London South Bank University and she is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).

In 2016 she was included in the inaugural EMpower (US, UK and Ireland) 100 BAME executive list.  Donna was also named as one of the 100 Senior BAME executives in 2019,  by EMpower and Yahoo Finance. She is passionate about developing other people by mentoring and coaching (TechUPWomen shortlisted for an Impact Award) and won the First Woman Mentor of the Year award in 2017. Donna believes in supporting the development of our young talent of the future via her role as a school governor and as a judge for the Aleto Foundation Leadership Programme. She has also presented at the EU, House of Commons and Inclusive Companies on STEM, and the role for proactive leadership for driving diversity and inclusion in IT.

Donna focuses on supporting organisations implement their D&I strategies with a particular focus on inclusion which has enabled her to work with IT global organisations, pharmaceuticals, and the NHS amongst others.

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