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The Full Picture podcast - I don’t want to be seen as a token

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Gender Focus

This week we talk with three women of Colt, who share the experiences they've had in their careers that shaped the women they are today. Jeme, Helen and Shweta reflect on the shifting perceptions of women in the workplace, the frustrations of tokenism and the importance of taking risks.


About the Full Picture

The Full Picture is a new podcast from Colt Technology Services combining individual stories and expert opinions to make sense of the world around us. Our first season is all around inclusion and diversity: why is it important? What do I&D statistics actually mean? And, most importantly, what should companies be doing about it?

We have launched a podcast that blends personal stories from our Colties, their own experiences and unique perspectives, along with the views and insights from experts within our industry and beyond. Episodes will focus in on topics that mean something to our people and the workforces of other organisations such as mental health, neurodiversity in tech, changing conversations about race, to name a few.

The podcast will deep dive and get to the heart of some of the topics that we’re all thinking about as we edge closer to the end of 2020, an unprecedented year where we’ve all to dig a bit deeper and think about what drives us.

Meet our guest speakers


Jeme Durici

Finance Director, Operations and Engineering

Jeme Durici has been at Colt for three years. She is a Chartered Management Accountant but has held a number of different roles in different industries including Strategy and Consultancy and Commercial bidding. Additionally, she also coaches young people, formally via Colt-sponsored networks and informally via personal connections. She is a strong advocate of women’s rights and believes in breaking down barriers to help women reach their true potential. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor pursuits including gardening, watersports and going on long walks in the countryside.


Shweta Sason

Associate Senior Manager, Billing Account & Tariff Management

Shweta Sason is Associate Senior Manager at Colt with over 17 years of experience in Telecom Billing. She has successfully managed teams, global stakeholders, offshore process transitions and implemented robust controls. She has expertise in the area of process re-engineering and automation. She is also an active member of core committees within Colt to promote culture, diversity and development.

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Helen Lawrence

Vice President of Sales Enablement

Helen first joined Colt in 2001 as a Business Relationship Manager, a position she held for over 5 years. After a period away running her own training business, she returned to Colt 10 years ago and has enjoyed a variety of roles in Sales Enablement until her current position. Helen is also an active mentor and enjoys passing some of the valuable support and advice she has received over the years on to others.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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