TD Bank’s New CIO Pushes for More Women in Tech

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Judy Dinn also says she wants to uplift the ‘engineering community’s voice in technology’

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As competitive as the labor market is, Ms Deen said, “I really, really always want to make sure that female representation – whether they are in grad school, high school, universities – that funnel is always full. “

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A study conducted by AnitaB.org, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the representation of women technologists, found that Women made up about 29% of the US tech workforce in 2020, up from about 26% in 2019.

After graduating from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Ms. Deen co-founded Think About Math, a program at the university that encourages high-school girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math. does. She said she hopes to work on similar shows in her new role.

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TD Bank Chief Executive Greg Braca said in a statement, “Judy has a passion for supporting women in technology, is known for building strong technical teams, and is recognized for her ability to deliver innovative strategies. Is.”

Ms. Deen joined TD Bank last year as chief architect and CIO of US Credit Cards. From 2017 to 2020, she was the CIO of the credit-card technology and retail banking enterprise database for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“I really see myself as a technologist first and foremost,” Ms Deen said, adding that she is “focused on ensuring that the engineering community’s voice in technology is heard and understood. “

A focus will be on ensuring that technical staff have the necessary training to continue the bank’s modernization effort, which includes leveraging data to make products more customer-centric, she said.

“We will support them. We will invest in them,” Ms Deen said of the company’s engineers. “People want to feel constantly invested.”

In the retail banking sector, improving customer experience through modernization is a key priority, said Jerry Silva, vice president of financial insights at market researcher International Data Corp. technology and artificial discovery. -Intelligence talent.

According to an analysis by IT trade group CompTIA, employers in the US listed about 360,000 technology job openings in October, an increase of nearly 76,000 from September.

Ms. Deen, who has also trained as a nutritionist and yoga instructor, said taking the time to meditate and be mindful helps her approach work problems from new angles. .

“I have brought” [yoga] From time to time in the office,” she said, although for now the workplace of TD Bank is remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I just encourage people to do it,” she said, “whether it’s one minute or five minutes or 10 minutes. It really goes a long way to achieving greater balance in your life.”

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