We are proud to announce that Zoe Dronfield, Trustmarque’s Healthcare Client Director, is a finalist in the CRN Women in Channel Awards. Zoe is a superstar in every sense: a powerful sales leader, team player, role model, and inspirational woman in IT. She’s supported our NHS customers throughout the pandemic, running roundtables and initiatives to help IT leaders embrace digital transformation. In addition to managing her full-time Sales role, she is a mother, property developer, and a passionate campaigner. Having suffered a horrific domestic abuse attack, she is leading a national campaign to lobby the Government to change domestic abuse law. We were all so proud of her when she got the first victory earlier this year with a Bill amendment passed in Parliament.

We caught up with Zoe to find out how she is feeling after being a Role Model of the Year finalist:

What drives you? I wear many hats, so I have different motivations. I am a mother, an avid campaigner around domestic abuse, and a property developer in my spare time.  As you can tell I like to be busy and thrive on challenges.  All of this comes with being a good multi-tasker and delegator, which comes naturally to women.  Being a mother 100% teaches you these skills.

Tell me more about your campaign work? Outside of work, I am lobbying Government to implement changes to the way we collect data around domestic violence and this will also utilise tech.  There needs to be a more joined-up, richer approach to the collection of data.  It’s an important campaign. Our campaign racked up over 250k signatures to make changes to the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill through The House of Lords.

What attracted you to IT? I love to fix a problem and Tech is a huge enabler of this. During the pandemic, we have seen huge benefits to leveraging tech.  We have been able to support clients to drive efficiencies within their organisation and deliver extremely useful insights that improve health outcomes.

How do we help bring more women into IT? In the world of IT and Tech the opportunities have such a wide spectrum so it’s important that we talk about this in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider this as a career path.  It’s not always about the nuts and bolts, there are roles across the whole sector and IT touches every aspect of our lives so it is definitely the future.  If you are a problem solver then this is definitely a career path I would consider.  It would be great if Tech companies could champion more female role models in the industry exactly like Trustmarque are doing.

Good luck Zoe, from everyone at Trustmarque!

More about the CRN Awards

Now in their fourth year, the CRN Women in Channel Awards aim to recognise ‘the achievements of the entrepreneurs, leaders and exceptional employees who can act as role models for young females considering a career in the fast-paced, dynamic IT industry’, according to CRN.