The Founders

The founders

Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla serves as the visionary force behind GTA Black Women in Tech and is the driving force behind 3 Colours Rule, an acclaimed branding and marketing agency. Recognized with the prestigious “She’s Mercedes” businesswoman award from Mercedes Benz, she has also authored the insightful guide “99 Strategies to Get Customers.” Fluent in both English and French, Flavilla is an accomplished international keynote speaker and a seasoned neuromarketing expert.

Her influence extends to the BBC, where she serves as a brand advisor, and she has earned a spot among the top 5 most influential women in tech in the UK, according to Computer Weekly. Beyond these accolades, she passionately shares her expertise through the Tech Brains Talk podcast, offering invaluable insights and advice to tech entrepreneurs and companies.

Flavilla’s commitment to entrepreneurship is evident in her role as an Entrepreneurship Expert at the Entrepreneurship Centre for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Additionally, she has contributed as a guest lecturer on marketing and brand strategy at Goldsmiths University and has served as a mentor at London Metropolitan University.

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Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw

Russ serves as the visionary behind Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Global Tech Advocates, two private sector-led organisations of influential leaders dedicated to fostering tech ecosystems and addressing emerging challenges. These not-for-profit communities unite individuals with a shared goal of establishing and promoting global tech hubs.

Acknowledging his significant contributions, he has been designated as a London Tech Ambassador by the Mayor of London’s Office. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in the London Technology Week steering group, contributes to the Digital Skills Partnership, serves as a trustee for Modern Muse, and provides guidance to organisations such as Founders4Schools, Teen Tech, the Creative Industries Federation, E2Exchange, and Growth Enabler.

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Board of Advisors

Deborah Womack

Deborah Womack

Deborah Womack is a former partner at EY consulting helping clients and executives transform their marketing programmes towards tangible, valuable connections between brands and customers.

Kate Philpot

Kate Philpot

Kate Philpot is Senior Director at Getty Images. An accomplished learning & development professional. Encompassing all aspects of enablement, learning, training, coaching, competence development and operations at a global level.

Sandra Powell

Sandra Powell

Sandra Powell is the Director of Operations at AITIS (AITI Solutions). Sandra has extensive experience in product design and development, business transformation, risk, controls, regulatory change, IT operation and support, team and Banking, budget and expense Program Management.

Suki Fuller

Suki Fuller

Suki Fuller is an Analytical Storyteller; globally recognised Competitive and Strategic Intelligence professional and Fellow in The Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows, speaker, advisor and mentor.

Zuleika Phillips

Zuleika Phillips

Zuleika holds the position of UK Head of Channels, Partnerships & Marketing at Intuit, with 20+ years’ of success directing strategic channel partnerships for blue chip IT and Telco organisations.