The Young Women Leaders in AI Program provides a great introduction to the world of artificial intelligence, and the wide-reaching impacts that emerging technologies will have on our future. For innovative technologies to be successfully adopted and applied toward creating positive social outcomes, I believe that technical and leadership development initiatives such as the YWLIAI Program are critical.
This program was particularly interesting to me as I am currently completing a Masters in Business Process Management, focusing on the translation of business strategies in to improved operational performance through the redesign and strategic alignment of business processes, together with utilisation of enabling technologies. The YWLIAI Program has complemented the focus of my postgraduate studies, which bring together business and IT perspectives, and includes Business Process Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Agile and Prince2 Project Management, Data Analytics, and Change Management. As a past participant, Ambassador and volunteer member of the Program Management Team, my role supporting the YWLIAI Program has also provided the opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals and groups on topics ranging from coding, ethics, and the future of the workforce.
My professional background is in human resources, governance, and operational management working in the higher education and public sector. This has given me a deep appreciation for the need for the opportunities to leverage innovative technologies toward enhancing both business and social outcomes, from improving the efficiency of operations to providing employment opportunities for women in an exciting and growing field. I believe strongly in encouraging and empowering young women to take on big challenges and learn new skills that will not only support them to become confident, capable, and valuable contributors to our future workforce and society, but also empower them to develop scalable, technology-enabled solutions that can create positive outcomes for individuals and organisations globally.
I am proud to be supporting the Young Women Leaders in AI program as past participant, Ambassador and member of the Program Management Team, and would like to thank @Deloitte for awarding me this generous scholarship which will go toward initiatives that promote opportunities for women in STEM.