Title: Diversity & Inclusion
Theme: Transformation Stories
Sheree Atcheson: Group VP, Diversity & Inclusion
What to expect
Listed as one of the UK's Top Most Influential Women in Tech & an international multi-award winner for her services to Diversity & Inclusion in industry, Sheree is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader here at Valtech. Beginning her working life in Engineering gave Sheree first-hand experience of the problems she now works to fix. Her impressive career to date is complimented by the huge number of awards she has accumulated for services to Diversity & Inclusion in the tech industry in particular.
Born in Sri Lanka, Sheree was adopted and raised in Ireland. With a keen interest in technology from an early age, she studied Comp Sci at Queen’s University, Belfast and went on to enjoy engineering roles within the public sector before taking the leap to lead the expansion of Global non-profit Women Who Code, which works to change the face of technology, and launched the group’s expansion across the UK, building remote teams and creating partnerships with organisations to create meaningful change in this work.
A contributor at Forbes, Sheree is also the Author of "Demanding More"– a book which aims to teach readers about how deliberate exclusion has been in systems and society, so we can be purposefully and deliberately inclusive moving forward.