In this episode, Shaun Cheatham sits down with Barbara Skerritt, IT Director (EMEA) at ICON Plc. She shares insights from across her 30-year career, starting in data management and fast forwarding to now, where she is IT Director (a role which she asked for!) to lead a whole new product at ICON.
Barbara talks about how she loves working in teams and is a natural people leader. This has led her on to creating a Women in Technology group, where she can help see through a diversity and inclusive vision, and encourage women to speak up and challenge HR with their processes. She also talks about embracing imposter syndrome, her focus towards dyslexia and how in life, you should feel confident to ask for things.
By listening to this episode, you will:
Discover why Barbara chose diversity as the one thing she would look to change about the technology industry as we move forward.
Find out why, when recruiting, she looks more at the individual's attitude above all else.
Hear Barbara talk about her experiences with imposter syndrome and tips on how to embrace it and use it to your advantage.
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The LinkedIn group for dyslexia which Barbara mentions, can be found here.