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Lindy Stephens

Global Director of People operations

Lindy is Global Director of People Operations for ThoughtWorks. She is responsible for strategic people planning and overseeing the support functions for ThoughtWorks staff around the world. 

Lindy joined ThoughtWorks in 2007, initially as a Project Manager and Client Principal. She subsequently took on the role of Head of Professional Services for Australia and for ThoughtWorks globally, with responsibility for strategic people planning. Prior to her current role, she spent 18 months as Managing Director for ThoughtWorks’ Australian business and six months leading the Global Social Impact Program. 

Lindy has a background in software delivery, and spent over ten years as a Project Manager for large and complex software projects, primarily in the finance sector.

Lindy is passionate about the ability of great software to change the world, and creating a diverse culture within the IT industry to enable that. Her particular focus is in making technology a career of choice for young women.

The Interview

With ThoughtWorks, I’ve visited

UK, Germany, US, Brazil, Uganda, South Africa, China, Singapore and India.  However my home office has always been Sydney, Australia. :-)

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

meeting with several ThoughtWorkers when I was a potential client.  We ended up not using ThoughtWorks as a partner at that time so I never actually became a client, but several months later I gave ThoughtWorks a call when I was looking for a new challenge.  I remembered all the great people I had met and loved the idea of getting to work with them.

If I could fix one of the world’s problems, I’d put my powers to use on behalf of

women who are disadvantaged and disenfranchised.  In every country around the world, women are to some extent excluded from the same opportunities as men.  I believe that those of us who are part of systems that endow us with greater privilege have an obligation to use that power to help improve freedom, inclusion, safety and status of all women.