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International Women’s Day 2024 – Talk and Drinks

On Friday 8 March the Oriel Women’s Network will be hosting a talk and drinks reception to celebrate International Women’s Day.  This event is open to all – women* and allies.

Join us from 5.45pm in the Harris Lecture Theatre, where we will hear from a panel of Orielenses who work in the tech industry. The panel will be chaired by our College Lecturer in Computer Science Dr Irina Voiculescu, and will include discussion around work with AI, male-dominated industries and varying paths into the tech industry. Our speakers are Lia Yeh (2020), Amanda Storey (2001) and Sian Cox-Brooker (2012), learn more about them here.

Attendance at this event is complimentary, and includes a drinks reception following the discussion, please book your place using the form below. You are very welcome to bring a guest with you. If you have any questions please contact us on We look forward to seeing you! 

Our Speakers

Lia Yeh (2020, Computer Science)
Hailing from the USA, Lia is a Clarendon and Basil Reeve Scholar at Oriel College, and a 2023-24 Google PhD scholarship recipient. Her research in the Quantum group at the University of Oxford aims to bring together different aspects of quantum computing, make it more accessible, and harness its potential for public good. She is a part-time Research Engineer at Quantinuum, volunteers for IEEE Quantum Education as a steering committee member of the IEEE Quantum Initiative, and volunteers for the Quantum Universal Education not-for-profit community.

Amanda Storey (2001,Experimental Psychology)
Amanda is a Senior Director in Google’s Trust & Safety team. She has spent her entire career working in and advising media, technology and telecommunications businesses. In 2011 she joined Google and, over the past 13 years, has led Strategy & Operations, Business Development and Partnerships teams across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US. In her current Trust and Safety role, Amanda has specific responsibility for the Trust & Safety team’s regulatory readiness, partnerships work, as well as leading the Google Security Engineering Centre. 

Sian Cox-Brooker (2012, Women’s Studies)
Sian is a Lead in the Product Content Operations team at Meta, a team that brings content expertise to technical functions and product development. She launched Facebook News in the UK, US, Germany, France and Australia and is currently working on the international launch of Threads and Meta’s AI proposals. Sian joined Meta from Google where she worked on innovative partnerships with newspapers across Europe, focusing on VR and video. She started her career as a journalist, working at Sky News and at News UK, reporting on major home and international stories including the 2011 tsunami in Japan and royal weddings.

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