Get on Board Candidate Joy Aboim appointed Trustee of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

We are thrilled to announce that Get on Board candidate Joy Aboim was recently appointed to the Board of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT). 

Joy ABOIM is a senior technical professional with an extensive global technical consultancy background. Currently she works at Cisco and is responsible for driving the growth of Cisco technologies across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Through her work, Joy has supported many organisations seeking to implement technology to transform the way they work and is equally passionate about the power of sport to transform both individuals and communities for the good of society.

As a cheerleader for diversity, she debunks myths about women in technology, promoting girls in IT through her work as mentor, ambassador and speaker in schools.  She is passionate about inspiring the younger generation, in particular, marginalised and disadvantaged young people.

To top all of that off, Joy is a keen runner and triathlete. She speaks multiple languages and is a keen follower of Formula One.

“With all her skills, experience and values, Joy was an obvious candidate for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT) and we are so glad to have supported her into this new journey.  We look forward to following her continued success in this new role at an organisation that lives the values of inclusivity. Our Get on Board programme has had some fantastic success stories in just the first six months and we look forward to announcing more of those great appointments as the programme draws to a close next month.” Rimla Akhtar MBE, founder of RimJhim Consulting.

Joy is part of RimJhim Consulting’s Get on Board Programme which is funded by Sport England. Working with Perrett Laver and a consortium of training partners, RimJhim Consulting prepares BAME women for board level positions. The initiative lasts 10-months and offers support from a high-level mentor, targeted seminars, a range of professional training and access to insider knowledge from within the sports industry.

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