Partnering with technology companies to develop and retain their female talent

A former Global Head of IT Service in a major City law firm with over 25 years of leadership experience, I set up my independent coaching and consultancy practice in 2012.

I now help technology companies attract, develop and retain their top female talent so that they close the gender pay gap.

You can book my services as a consultant, coach or facilitator.

Other organisations use me to:

  • consult on closing the gender pay gap through talent retention and talent development programmes
  • coach individuals or teams
  • design, develop and deliver workshops
    • virtual or in person lunch ‘n’ learns
    • train the trainer
    • range of topics including how to network so you make a bigger impact to managing your career with confidence and purpose so you get promoted
  • run women’s leadership development programmes in-house

If you want to work with me privately, visit The Confident Mother HERE.


In December 2016, 200 women responded to my survey on the top 5 workplace challenges for ambitious women.

Are these the same challenges that your women’s network complains about?

Are they the same frustrations that get raised in all the exit interviews you conduct?

Are they the same problems that get talked about at your management meetings?

Click HERE to see the quick shorthand version of the report.


“Sherry brought clarity, camaraderie, calm and great skill to our tech transformation. With a real ability to engage very different groups of stakeholders, Sherry was a fundamental pivot for the whole programme winning everyone’s respect.”

Nick Wilkie, Chief Executive, NCT

“My staff have found their work with Sherry of enormous value and it has proved extremely helpful in the overall management of the team.

Sherry’s expert coaching skills bring out the best in staff by assisting them to elicit their own needs and then working with them to develop real-life plans to improve performance.”

Maurice Millen, Head of IT, Macfarlanes

“Sherry comes with a deep level of expert knowledge and I found her easy to work with as did my staff. She helped further the strength of our facility through her review and we expect to use her skills again shortly.”

Duncan Eadie, Chief Technology Officer, Foot Anstey

“Sherry has a natural ability to work with people at all levels to bring them together and make them feel they are being brought on an amazing journey, rather than simply being a part of a project. Sherry naturally leads by example … she helps, guides and supports others with an almost effortless enthusiasm. … all of our teams and stakeholders were fully engaged throughout and their needs and requirements met with sincerity and positivity.”

Gary Dawson, Programme Delivery Manager, NCT

“Sherry came to talk to our Women@Keytree group. The whole group enjoyed her engaging presentation on Career Aspirations and Imposter Syndrome. There was much lively discussion generated facilitated by Sherry’s highly approachable and warm personal style. Thank you!”

Rebecca Bennett, Head of HR, Keytree

“Being coached by Sherry was an enriching experience and really helped me grow. Her structured questioning promoted focus on specific issues allied to exploration of a wide range of potential solutions. Sherry created focus in each session so I developed a concrete action list. I’d recommend Sherry’s coaching style and approach to anyone who wants to maximise benefit from coaching.”

Fay Simcock, Senior Product Owner, TomTom



  • Business Change Collective
  • Change Specialists
  • Deloitte
  • Foot Anstey
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Intelliteach
  • Keytree
  • Kingsley Napley
  • LionHeart
  • Macfarlanes
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Michelmores
  • NCT
  • SDI
  • Traveling Coaches