Mentors in Auckland
Tracy has been a woman leader in technology for the past 25 years, she has worked extensively with organizations around the world driving and leading large scale transformation both as a client and as a consultant. Tracy settled here in Aotearoa in 2019, with her wife Claire and 3 beautiful children Harrison, Caitlin & Harper. Her leadership journey extends beyond the many titles and roles she has held over these years and she is proud to be a visible and out leader representing both women & the wider LGBTQ+ community.
Tracy has always held the need to push and campaign for inclusion, this started back in her teens as a union representative whilst working in the civil service, she was an active member of the anti nazi league and marched the streets in the 90’s in london campaigning for equality and inclusion. In these early years Tracy sought ways to share her support and look for others who had the voice and network.
Tracy realized as she became older and a little wiser that having a seat at the table allowed her more room to share and collaborate with others on driving for inclusion and diversity, as part of this journey she sought role models to aspire to, sadly in technology women leaders were and are lacking and Tracy set her sights on how to become that leader - switching careers and completing her degree and the start of her professional technology career in 1998.
Throughout these early years in her professional career Tracy worked on committees and boards in the UK and Europe, being present, sharing her voice and seeking others to collaborate with. She attended and hosted events - and when in a safe space was able to talk openly about being an out woman at work - this was a challenge at the time and not always met in a positive way, she used her resilience and her networking skills to keep going.
In 2017 Tracy was nominated for & won the Pride in Diversity “Sapphire Award” for her work supporting the LGBTQ+ community in business, which included her leadership in arranging cross industry events. Tracy's nomination came from her work in connecting women in tech across Australia for many years, leading to multiple events and creating a safe space for LGBTQ women and Allies to connect and collaborate.
In the US Tracy’s leadership journey continued, she facilitated and led Accenture's L3 programme - which aimed to support LGBTQ leaders and allies in navigating the many challenges in the workplace - as part of this role Tracy facilitated programmes in Europe, the US and in across APAC - as a visible mentor and leader Tracy was well known across Accenture using this platform to drive inclusivity, role modeling and mentoring programmes
In 2021 Tracy created the “Ignite” Programme for PwC - this programme at its heart is about creating fair and inclusive opportunities for women & other groups that are underrepresented in PwC - removing barriers such as a degree, as part of this programme Tracy championed our partnership with Girlboss NZ, and worked with our Alliance partners to create mentoring, and certification programmes to support the programme.
As part of PwC’s partnership with Girlboss NZ - Tracy is working with the girlboss team around events such as “We the women” Hackathon, working with other Girlboss partners to create a platform for young women to have a voice, with opportunities to enhance career opportunities and networking across all age ranges.
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