SG Women in Tech Panel Co-Hosted w/ Isle of Man Moderated by SG & Founder Derek Andersen

Jun 11, 2020, 4:30 – 5:45 PM

For Startup Grind’s Women in Tech month, all-female-led chapters in Gibraltar and the Isle of Man have come together to lead the discussion for every woman in tech with Micky Swindale CEO KMPG Islands Group, Valli Fragoso Founder Cobovec, Karen Neov Employer Brand Lead Xapo and Angela van den Berg Chair Love Tech, joined by Startup Grind / Bevy Co-Founder Derek Andersen who will chair the event.

Virtual event

About this event

Inspiring Women in Tech: Perspectives 2020

The glass ceiling has been fractured and these formidable females are applying the pressure to break through this metaphorical barrier.

Meet the Speakers:

Micky Swindale, CEO, KPMG Islands Group. 
Micky is a partner at KPMG, where she has worked since 1997, initially in their Isle of Man practice then as Managing Director of their Gibraltar practice 2013 to 2015, after which she returned to the Isle of Man as a partner.

Valli Fragoso, Founder and CEO, Cobovec
, a Software Development and Business Consultancy company in Gibraltar. She has over 20 years of experience in Operations, Product Development and Project Management.

Karen Neov, Global Employer Branding and Communications, Xapo. Karen has a decade of experience in helping companies scale culture and attract and retain top talent globally. She has focused her career supporting high growth technology organisations, ranging from startup to Fortune 10.

Angela van den Berg, is a Solicitor of England & Wales, a Trade Mark Attorney, a South African Attorney and a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man. She is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

Women are making significant headway in tech fields from online gaming to FinTech, computer science to data networking and security services, engineering and physics – our panel of women in tech features four C-Level Executives who’ve forged a career in these male-dominated fields despite all odds.

For Startup Grind’s Women in Tech month, all-female-led chapters in Gibraltar and the Isle of Man have come together to lead the discussion for every woman in tech; joined by Startup Grind / Bevy Co-Founder Derek Andersen who will chair the event.

On the Agenda:

• Increasing the number of women in core roles

• How to inspire, instil interest and increase girls’ involvement in STEM subjects

• The key to success in a male-dominated industry

• Is the glass ceiling finally beginning to crack and how do we break it

• Technological change and accelerating trends

• COVID-19’s impact on the technology sector

• Investing in future technologies

Inspiring Women in Tech: Perspectives 2020 is brought to you by Startup Grind Gibraltar and Startup Grind Isle of Man, hosted by founded and One Media & Events, in partnership with Continent 8 sponsored by Abacus Gibraltar & Gibraltar Finance

Check out what happened


  • Albert Isola

    HM Government of Gibraltar

    Minister for Gaming, Finance & Digital Services


  • Micky Swindale

    KPMG Islands Group


  • Valli Fragoso


    Founder & CEO

  • Karen Neov


    Internal Communications & Employer Brand Lead

  • Angela van den Berg

    Love Tech



  • Derek Andersen

    Bevy / Startup Grind

    Co-founder & CEO



Thursday, June 11, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM UTC


Warm welcome from Startup Grind Gibraltar and Startup Grind Isle of Man
Introduction from Derek Andersen, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Grind and Bevy
Panel discussion
Audience Q & A
Wrap-up and Close


  • Denise Matthews



  • Katie Nicholson

    Startup Grind


  • Alexandra Wilson



  • Malgorzata Nizieska

    Startup Grind


  • Mark Wilson


    Group Head of Marketing Technology


  • Denise Matthews

    OME - One Media & Events

    Chapter Director

  • Mark Wilson

    MACH Digital


  • Martha Keywood

    Team Member

  • Lianne Wink

    Team Member


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OME - One Media & Events

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