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WOMEN CREATE: The Continuation of Imposter Syndrome and How Support Is at the Core of Progress

WOMEN CREATE: The Continuation of Imposter Syndrome and How Support Is at the Core of Progress

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Facebook and PowerToFly invite you to an honest, open, and empowering virtual event for women professionals.

We’re delighted to share this exciting event with you hosted by Facebook’s Sophie Neary, Group Director - Auto, Entertainment, FMCG. Whether you've climbed the ladder or are on the first rung, you’ll find collective power and inspiration when women lead together. After hundreds of years of gender inequality, we have a unique opportunity to empower one another and move equality forward.

During this 90-minute interactive event, you’ll discover how Facebook is addressing hard-hitting D&I challenges—including how imposter syndrome can affect women at any stage of their careers and how leaning into our community as women, as leaders and alongside our allies is the key to progress.

Join us in celebrating success stories, sharing insights, and all the ways women from all backgrounds are bringing the world closer together.


  • 5:30 PM GMT - Event Kickoff
  • 5:35 PM GMT - Welcome Address from Sophie Neary, Group Director—Auto, Entertainment, FMCG
  • 5:45 PM GMT - Fireside Chat & Audience Q+A featuring:
    • Abigail Rappaport, Director of Workplace Support & Operations
  • 6:15 PM GMT - Panel Conversation & Audience Q+A featuring:
    • Inga Halpin, Partner Engineer
    • Tomi Tomi-Odufuwa (Male Ally), eDiscovery & Forensics Technology Lead
    • Shruti Dube, BP&O Director, EMEA
    • Julie Seal, Creative Strategist
  • 6:55 PM GMT - Closing Remarks from Sophi Neary, Group Director—Auto, Entertainment, FMCG
  • 7:00 M GMT - Event Concludes

About Facebook: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Over 2 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every month to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. They’re defined by their unique culture – one that rewards impact. Teams are encouraged to be bold and solve the problems they care most about.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they’d like to network with. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires.

Meet The Speakers

Sophie Neary
Sophie Neary
Group Director—Auto, Entertainment, FMCG

Group Director for the UK, leading an amazing team who run our FMCG, Entertainment and Autos verticals. A new joiner who's never set foot in the FB office or met my team face to face. Lover of pink, my rescue dog Tiggy, backcountry skiing, kite-surfing, hiking and dancing to music with words. Feminist since 1971, I’ve worked in all things WWW since 1995. Happily single, childfree and never married, I divide my time between London where I work and Chamonix, France where the mountains are my playground. I’ve lived and worked in New York, Geneva, London and Hong Kong.

Inga Halpin
Inga Halpin
Partner Engineer

Inga Halpin is a Partner Engineer on the Gaming team at Facebook. Turning her passion into a career Inga is working with Gaming developers and Live Content Creators by driving best practices, integrating new technology and developing tools. Inga has been a strong advocate for more women in tech for many years. For example, Inga launched the very first Facebook Women in Gaming event at Gamescom and has also run several workshops teaching young girls how to code. As a mother of two young kids, Inga has managed to find a healthy work/life balance and also loves challenging herself on a bit of an adventure every so often. As such Inga flew from the world-record Tahtali mountain in Turkey, the highest mountain paragliding facility in the world.

Abigail Rappaport
Abigail Rappaport
Director of Workplace Support & Operations

Abigail Rappoport is the global director for Enterprise Operations at Facebook. The role is focused on building Facebook’s capabilities in the Enterprise market - a new market for the company. She has spent her career bringing her passion and entrepreneurial mindset to find new and better ways to harness technology to bring positive change into the world of work.

Abigail’s career spans 20 years, across multiple industries and companies from Facebook and Microsoft to small businesses and start-ups. Roles have included marketing, product marketing, program management, customer experience as well as business management and operations. She has an MBA and is a Chartered Institute of Marketing graduate.

She lives in London with her partner and two children.

Tomi Tomi-Odufuwa
Tomi Tomi-Odufuwa
eDiscovery & Forensics Technology Lead

Tomi Tomi-Odufuwa is a Forensic Technology Lead at Facebook. In this role, he is part of a team responsible for the preservation and collection of electronically stored information in support of Facebooks legal and investigative matters globally.

An accomplished technologist in the field of eDiscovery and Digital Forensic, Tomi has over 14 years' experience leading and managing investigations and disclosure cases within the Financial Sector. Before Facebook, Tomi worked for Rothschild & Co, BNP Paribas, and Bank of Montreal.

Tomi holds a Masters in Digital Forensics from Bedfordshire University, and lives on the outskirts of London with his wife and two children.

Shruti Dube
Shruti Dube
BP&O Director, EMEA

Shruti is a deep believer in the importance of creating environments where everyone can be their authentic selves, feel supported and valued, and do their best work. Shruti describes herself as an “empathetic problem solver” who values “fighting the good fight” and celebrating others “as everyone is a hero in their stories”.

For the last five and a half years, Shruti has been with Facebook in London, leading Strategy and Operations across markets in EMEA. She also Chairs a mission-driven charity, BelEve UK, which aims to empower girls/young-women to become the next generation of leaders. Prior to this, she has worked in UK/India in Consulting and Venture Capital Investing with McKinsey & Company and Sequoia Capital respectively.

She holds a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur (India), and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Julie Seal
Julie Seal
Creative Strategist

Solo mum by choice, double dog owner and Creative Strategist in Creative Shop - Julie spent 15 years in advertising but has been at Facebook for the past 6, where she predominantly helps CPG brands find their creative potential on our platforms.

She also founded the FBRG Differently-Abled London after becoming disabled and chronically ill. She's very recently back from maternity leave after taking a few weeks in between work and parenting to write a book, and she is mum to 8-month old baby Betsy about whom she overshares about as @the_chronicoptimist on Instagram.