Fiona Capstick


Fiona is an Associate Partner in EY Advisory. She brings to this role many years of experience in transforming business through technology.

Prior to EY Fiona worked within the IBM CIO delivering  transformative solutions, reducing cost and improving system reliability. She was CEO of the JV Southwest One where the team delivered  Shared Services to Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and Avon & Somerset Police.

Fiona jointly chairs the EY Women in Technology network and is passionate about the development of women in technology careers.

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Mark Hipwell

Mark Hipwell

Mark Hipwell is a Graduate Civil Engineer at Murphy Group as part of the Laing O’Rourke Murphy Joint Venture completing the Enabling Works Contract for Area North of HS2. He has been working for CH2M before and was CH2M Event’s Coordinator for their Women’s Network. Mark regularly attends/organises STEM events at local schools to promote the benefits of a career in STEM. He has a beard

His presentation will cover (more than) 20 Women in STEM that have inspired him to be a better engineer, a better person, a more engaging young professional and (hopefully!) a half decent speaker. These are women that Mark has either worked with and learnt from, or follows through Twitter/Podcasts and have changed the way he perceives engineering outside of the profession. He will discuss how women in STEM have made him the engineer he is today.

WISE Conference 2017 – Mark Hipwell

Katherine Brewster


Katherine is the Regional University Relationship Manager at FDM and she is going to give an insight into the various graduate roles and exciting projects available at FDM. Furthermore, she will discuss why resilience is important to stand out the crowd and have a successful application.

Resilience is becoming increasingly popular as a strength employers are looking for  in the graduates they are hiring. This is for many reasons and within the session we will look into what exactly do we mean by resilience, how can it be demonstrated to employers and how as a student or recent graduate can you develop our own resilience required within the work place and everyday life. Within the session we will examine some case studies and also consider resilience in relation to the changing world of work and the importance it will be play in the future career paths available!

Resilience workshop for WISE event 28th Oct 2017- FDM

Peggy Vazoura


Peggy is going to give us a talk about personal branding and how to make the most out of an application. There might be tips and tricks you have never thought of and some surprising stats and research.

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Goldman Sachs: HackerRank Workshop Description

 Eager to put your programming skills to the test? Curious to learn about the types of real world problems solved by Goldman Sachs Engineers every day? We invite you to join us for a coding challenge to see firsthand the types of complex problems we solve at Goldman Sachs.

This event is intended to provide insights on our interview process, become familiar with HackerRank platform and ask questions to GS engineers.


Cristina Lazzeroni


Cristina will talk about the technology used at CERN to record and analyse the interactions of subatomic particles. She will give insight into gender equality at CERN, and the diverse scientific and engineering roles undertaken by women.


Georgina Russell


Georgina works in the Technology Risk department at PwC and she is going to share us her thoughts about various opportunities for women in the technology sector of her company.