• 12 Sep 2024
  • In-person
  • Networking

IoD Glass Ceiling at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Unconditional Inclusion

Join us for an inspiring event that celebrates the power of Unconditional Inclusion.

This gathering is a testament to our belief that everyone, regardless of their background, abilities, or circumstances, has the right to equal opportunities at work.

HPE implemented its Unconditional Inclusion Policy in 2020 with the aim to foster a community where acceptance is not conditional, and diversity is celebrated.

During this event we'll explore how it's going as well as hear from inspiring female role models on career challenges, how they climbed the ladder, confidence, allyship and lessons.

There will be an opportunity for questions and an open discussion.

Potential talking points:

Title: Unconditional Inclusion for Women in Tech: all the way to the top

  1. What are some challenges in your career
  2. How do you have confidence in a room full of men
  3. What about allyship
  4. Disclosure: any lessons to share?

Running Order:

  • 5pm Arrivals, refreshments
  • 5.15pm Intro from Gabriella
  • 5.20pm Keynote Pauline
  • 5.35pm Panel
  • 5.05pm Q&A
  • 6.20pm Closing Remarks
  • 6:25pm Networking, drinks and canapes
  • Optional tour of CIC
  • 7pm Close

Join us for this exciting session on inclusion at the newly renovated HPE offices in the heart of the city!


Gabriella Lavric - Presales Leader, HPE

Gabriella Lavric is a UKIMEA Presales Leader at HPE. She is passionate about making a positive impact whether this is inspiring team members to reach their full potential or delivering the best outcomes for her customers. She previously led the UK Presales Graduate Program for three years before moving into her first leadership role in 2023. She is known for her collaborative style and always looking to develop or learn new skills.

Gabriella an active memeber of the WoMen HPE Employee Resource Group at HPE and is passionate about building a community at the London site and giving back to a group that has incredibly valuable to her personal development and career.

Gabriella is based in London, UK and outside of work she enjoys both team and individual sports such as tag rugby, skiing and yoga.

Lou Lamb - Professional Services Lead for UKI, HPE

Lou has been in tech for over 25 years, having had a variety of roles in people leadership and as an individual contributor.

She started out in service delivery, moving through roles in consulting, pre-sales and customer success. She joined HPE in September 2021, currently leading Professional Services Team. Lou loves nothing more than helping people realise their potential and really enjoys investing time in career coaching, she has just recently received her Professional Coaching Certificate.

Lou is also an active member of our Mental Health community and is Mental Health First Aid Trained. Lou is married to Jeff and they live in Hampshire with their 3 dogs and 2 cats. Life outside of work for Lou is all about fashion, food, family & friends, she is a keen runner and nature bather , Lou is also a qualified Personal Trainer.

Natalie Moyes - Regional Director International, Deltek

Natalie has been a dedicated and accomplished sales director at Deltek for 11 of her 16 years, playing a pivotal role in managing, driving, and developing the company’s PPM international region. Her primary focus is on client and prospect interaction, ensuring clients achieve success with their Deltek relationship and solutions.

Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day management of accounts, ensuring continuous progress and development for clients, prospects, and partners. Internally she collaborates with various cross functional teams - such as product management, corporate development, marketing, and support - to ensure relevant market feedback and direction are incorporated in the wider ROW PPM strategy.

Beyond her main role, Natalie actively contributes to the Deltek mentor program and collaborates with the sales enablement and customer learning teams. A consistent overachiever, she won three company-wide awards last year for her dedication and success at Deltek.

Vanessa Dal Busco - Chair, IoD Glass Ceiling Group

Vanessa Dal Busco is Chair of IoD Glass Ceiling Group, Vice Chair IoD International Trade Group, Senior Vice President at Aldgate Ward Club, Liveryman and on the livery committee at Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights and studying her Master of Arts in Serious and Violent Crime researching Violence Against Women and Girls. Vanessa is CEO of Ad Lumin which works with leading brands and people on purpose driven communications.

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