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Meet your local mentors

March 15, 2018 · 17:00 - 20:00

We are pleased to introduce our first Speed Mentoring event to the London community. Mentoring is about sharing experiences to enable greater professional success and we have been extremely fortunate to secure a panel of amazing mentors from both academia and industry.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 15th, from 5pm-8pm at the Twitter London office. Mentees will rotate between the different tables, in order to get the chance to speak to all mentors. Please prepare 3-5 questions that you’d like to ask each mentor, this is highly recommended to maximise the impact of the mentoring session.


Mentor bios


Kanwal Bhatia

Kanwal is the Lead Data Scientist at Visulytix, an artificial intelligence start-up focusing on machine learning for clinical decision support in the fields of Optometry and Ophthalmology. She completed her Ph.D. in Medical Image Computing from Imperial College London and thereafter had a varied career working in academia, industry and start-ups, in the UK, USA and Singapore.


Tasha Choi

Tasha Choi is the founder of Highre, the dynamic virtual career fair platform. Having an education background in both engineering and economics, she is ever enthusiastic about bringing cool technologies to the market and packaging them into cool products or services. Previously she worked on tech projects such as connected car, smart grid, telematics, and supply chain modeling at Deloitte and Hyundai. Then she started her own consulting firm and worked with popular Silicon Valley tech companies like Dropbox, Pinterest, Cooliris (acquired by Yahoo), and Quid. Choi launched her tech startup in 2015 to build a data-driven university recruitment platform to close the talent gap between academia and industry. Her goal is to build the next-level solution for both students and employers and make university recruiting great again.

Highre is a smart university recruitment platform. It offers dynamic virtual university career fairs which help universities connect more students and more employers by removing time, space, and cost limitations. As a result, students can get much higher exposure to more opportunities and employers, and employers can get in touch with students and graduates intelligently by virtually presenting at hundreds of universities with ease.


Amy Chow

Amy is a Technologist, Founder, Writer, and Speaker with over ten years experience in Tech working for startups, Fortune 500s, and US Federal Govt. agencies. She has managed multi-million dollar tech product portfolio, and has helped scale a startup to acquisition by a Fortune 10 company.  She currently works with tech companies to launch products to market, and scale their operations globally. As a writer, she has been featured by Arianna Huffington, and currently serves as a Technology Council Member at GLG.

She is an active member in the global tech community in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and London championing a culture of diversity-inclusion, and collaboration. She is also an advocate for positive female content in the media, and is an investor in Darling, a print and digital media platform redefining female-driven content. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University.


Giselle Frederick

Giselle is the Founder and CEO of Zingr, a FinTech startup providing solutions to the unbanked. Built on Blockchain technology, Zingr reduces the cost of accepting and making payments through an app that makes online and peer-to-peer payments seamless, fast and secure. 

As an interdisciplinary technologist, she started her career  as a Software Developer in Canary Wharf on completion of her Software Engineering degree from City University London. Giselle gained a wealth of experience in her roles working on and managing high profile Technology projects for Investment Banks.

A passionate advocate for the growth and development of the Tech ecosystem in the Caribbean and  Blockchain enthusiast, Giselle is committed to changing the perception of the region abroad. 


Liza Layne

Liza is currently working at Eurostar as a Lead Business Systems Manager, having completed a degree in Computing and later a master’s in business Intelligence and Analytics. Led to her starting a career working in financial services as a Support Analyst and eventually on a path of working in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. With over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of technology environments, she has always ensured that she had a mentor to help her progress from team member to team manager. The importance of having mentor remains present today as she navigates through the challenges of networking with her peers and senior colleagues. The support and guidance given by her mentors have also proven to be an asset when networking on behalf of AnitaB.org London chapter as one of the Community Leaders.


Ruth Misener

Dr Ruth Misener is a Senior Lecturer in the Imperial College London Department of Computing. Ruth received her SB from MIT (2007) and her PhD from Princeton (2012). Foundations of her computational optimisation research are in numerical optimisation algorithms and computational software frameworks. Applications include bioprocess optimisation under uncertainty and petrochemical process network design and operations. Ruth previously held an RAEng Research Fellowship (2012-2017) and currently holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship (2017-2022).  Ruth was awarded the 2017 Sir George Macfarlane Medal as the overall winner of the 2017 RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition.


Emma Robinson

Dr Robinson is a lecturer in Medical Image Analysis in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London. She specialises in the translation of machine learning to complex brain imaging problems. Alongside her research Dr Robinson runs projects designed to engage the general public in neuroscience and technology (https://goo.gl/GmbXNw, https://goo.gl/aryrS4), and is highly motivated by activities that promote and support women and minority groups in STEM (https://goo.gl/u9AFBF).


The address of the venue will be disclosed upon registration.

Please feel free to contact us @ london@communityanitab.org with any questions.


March 15, 2018
17:00 - 20:00
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