Stella Harris

Senior Technology Leader in Service Management & Banking, passionate about women in technology & STEM, DEI champion

Stella Harris's story is one of remarkable tenacity, transformation, and triumph. A beacon of leadership in the Banking and Finance Service Management sector, Stella has meticulously carved a niche for herself as a Senior Technology Leader, distinguishing her career with her unwavering commitment to Gender Diversity and Inclusion, female empowerment, and the advancement of Women in STEM, Technology, and Business. Her journey, however, begins far from the corporate boardrooms and prestigious conferences where she is now speaking. Born to a resilient mother who worked as a housemaid back in Africa, and having herself been a vegetable vendor selling tomatoes, Stella's early life was steeped in humble beginnings in Africa. Yet, these experiences have been the bedrock of her belief that one's starting point in life does not define their destiny.

Stella's narrative is a powerful testament to the transformative power of education. She is living proof that education is not just a pathway to personal achievement but a tool of liberation for young girls ensnared in the cycles of poverty. Her passion for role modelling is driven by a deep-seated conviction to be the beacon of hope she wished to see in her formative years. Stella's voice in the realm of public speaking is not merely about sharing her insights and achievements; it is about igniting a flame of inspiration in others, demonstrating that barriers are surmountable with grit, determination, and the right opportunities.

As Stella steps onto the global stage, she brings with her not just the sophisticated insights of a Senior Technology Leader in a leading International Bank, but the heart and soul of a woman who has transcended her circumstances through sheer perseverance and an unshakeable belief in the power of education. Her speeches delve into the critical importance of Gender Diversity and Inclusion, the empowerment of women across all sectors, particularly in STEM and technology, and the indispensable role of education in empowering the next generation of female leaders.

Stella is not just passionate about advocating for women's rights and inclusion; she embodies the very principles she espouses. Her commitment to mentoring and role modeling for young women in technology and business is a reflection of her journey from a vegetable vendor to a technology leader. Through her narrative, she seeks to empower, educate, and inspire, making it clear that while our beginnings may shape us, they do not define our potential or limit our capacity for greatness.

In every speech, Stella Harris extends an invitation to her audience to join her in breaking down barriers, challenging stereotypes, and building a more inclusive world where every girl and woman can achieve her full potential. Her story is a clarion call to action, a reminder that with education, determination, and the courage to dream big, every obstacle can be turned into a stepping stone for success.

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