To be inspired.

To have open, meaningful discussions.

To share and learn from fellow exceptional women.

In our industry it's important to find space for women leaders to share experiences, common concerns and learnings. Earlier this year, we launched Limitless specifically for this purpose.

As we reflect on the initiative, we are delighted to see the Limitless community continue to grow and proud to facilitate such valuable, honest conversations alongside hugely inspirational keynote speakers - India Gary-Martin, 25 year financial services veteran and Dr. Sue Black, one of the most influential women in technology. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the next event in the series, Thursday 5th March for another day of authentic discussions.

Latest event - Thursday 7th November

At out latest event in the series, we welcomed distinguished Labour politician, long-time Leader and Shadow Leader of the House of Lords and Principal of Somerville College, Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon.

During her keynote, she shared stories about her career, her experience being a woman in politics, influencing policy and striving for economic justice, and the importance of supporting and being an ally to fellow women.

Keynote speaker - Baroness Jan Royall

Jan Royall is Principal of Somerville College Oxford. Under the last Labour Government she was Leader of the House of Lords and a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet. She then served for 5 years as Leader of the Opposition in the Lords. She was appointed to the Lords in 2004 and became a Government Whip with responsibility for health, international development, Foreign Affairs, Equality and Northern Ireland. She previously worked in the European Commission, for Neil Kinnock and for the Labour Group in the European Parliament.

Jan is still an active backbencher with an interest in education, young people, housing, health and social care, social justice, women, diversity and foreign affairs. In addition she is Chair of Trustees of the People’s History Museum, Chair of the Oxford Strategic Partnership, Vice Chair of the Conference of Colleges and is associated with many charities and voluntary organisations.

Jan has always been passionate about education and equality of opportunity and has taken many associated Bills through Parliament from the Government and Opposition benches. She also regularly visits schools in this country and in other parts of the world. She has worked on many policy areas including citizenship and democratic engagement and is a strong supporter of social action for young people.

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Thank you for your interest in attending Limitless. Registration for our March event is not open yet, please keep an eye out on our Twitter account or request to join our LinkedIn group for future announcements.

Limitless Highlights & Interviews

Discover Limitless

At ThoughtWorks, we believe it's important to find space for women leaders to have meaningful discussions around shared experiences, common concerns and learnings. Earlier this year, we launched Limitless specifically for this purpose. Watch the highlights from our first lunch event on International Women's Week 2019. 

Interview with India Gary-Martin

25 year veteran of financial services and former MD and COO for Investment Banking Technology and Operations at JP Morgan, India Gary-Martin hosted a powerful keynote session at our launch event. ThoughtWorks UK Managing Director Ruth Harrison sat down with India to discuss equality, leadership, accelerating your vision and much more.

Interview with Dr. Sue Black

Award-winning computer scientist, Dr. Sue Black was awarded an OBE in 2016 for ‘services to technology’. A government advisor, social entrepreneur and the London mayoral candidate for the Women’s Equality Party, Sue discusses the role of women in technology, mentoring, impostor syndrome and much more.

Interview with Sally Penni Part 1

An award-winning practicing barrister and experienced non-executive director of various boards, Sally Penni is also the founder of Women in the Law UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a companion of the Chartered Management Institute. On the first half of a thought-provoking discussion, Sally shares her views on diversity and inclusion in the law profession.

Interview with Sally Penni Part 2

A practicing Common Law Barrister specialising in Public Law with an emphasis on vulnerability and Employment Law, as well as data protection breaches and GDPR, Sally Penni discusses the opportunities and challenges of technology in law - how the law can stay on top of technological advances and how technology can revolutionise the law profession.

Interview with Baroness Jan Royall

Principal of Somerville College Oxford, Baroness Royall is a distinguished Labour politician, Leader of the House of Lords and a member of the cabinet under the last Labour government and Leader of the Opposition for 5 years thereafter. We had the privilege of getting Jan’s views on politics, the role of women in the field, mentoring, technology, legislation and much more. 

Interview with Faye Roth Part 1

A hugely experienced CIO/Chief Transformation Officer, Faye has worked for some of the world’s most reputable management consultancies and held permanent tech leadership positions for global businesses such as Centrica, M&S, Tesco, ITV and most recently River Island. Faye kindly shared her views on how to achieve a full digital transformation - from setting a leadership vision to achieving culture and people change.

Interview with Faye Roth Part 2

Continuing an incredibly successful career in the retail sector, Faye has spent the last 5 years on a mission to help the industry survive the great revolution that is shaking it. In the second half of a fascinating interview, Faye looks back on her career, shares stories about female leadership in retail, advice for women building a career in the sector and the importance of recognising the diversity issues that still exist in the market. 

Interview with Sabrina Del Prete

With 25+ years’ experience in the financial services industry, Sabrina has held senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Coutts and RBS. She is now the founder and CEO of Kore Labs, which supports FS organisations through digital transformation. In this candid, inspiring interview, Sabrina shared stories about her career in finance, being a woman during the financial crisis, a working parent and establishing her own fintech company.