4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


Jessica Harwood

Financial Services Consultant.

Speaker profile

Jessica is a Financial Services Consultant in Accenture’s Strategy and Consulting Banking Practice. She has 9 years of consulting experience and has worked with banks to solve complex business challenges and implement new technology systems. For the past five years, Jessica has worked within the cloud technology space and has helped clients with a variety of initiatives, from shaping strategy to executing cloud implementations. She has recently worked with a UK bank to develop their cloud strategy and build the banks cloud platform to support the organisations new core banking solution. Outside of her client role, Jessica leads the Northwest Diversity and Inclusion team in the region and works with the business development community, Pro-Manchester, to connect and collaborate with local businesses in the north. Outside of work, Jessica lives just outside of Bolton with her husband Dominic and likes to spend the weekends doing something active and outdoors. She will either be at the gym, a Hyrox fitness class or walking mountains.


Wednesday 05 June


12:20 - 12:50   |   Women in Business & Tech Theatre

PANEL: Yes, You can Speak in Public

Beckie Taylor

Founder Tech Returners, Reframe WIT and Co-Founder,
WIT North

Ngozi Nneke

Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Aysha Khalid

Lead Operations Officer, National Council Member ,

Jessica Harwood

Financial Services Consultant



4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


2-3 October 2024

ExCel London