Group Lead, Tech Ireland Advocates
Helen Roland is a Tech-Savvy Chartered Accountant using her financial and IT expertise to solve problems as a global forensic accountant at Accenture. Her professional experience includes Nonprofits, tech, professional & financial services and aviation industries.
As well as being a qualified accountant, Helen is completing her second degree in Computer Science with TU Dublin. Helen is interested in finance and IT transformations, cloud computing, all things data and cybersecurity.
She is the co-founder of Tech and Inclusion Advocates Ireland, an Irish not for profit organisation with the goal to increase the inclusion, visibility and representation of people of Black descent across corporate and institutional spaces in Ireland as the use of technology increases across the society.
Helen is passionate about tech, diversity and inclusion. She is committed to being an effective role model, who uses her ambition, voice and presence to increase the inclusivity and representation of under-represented communities while challenging Anti-Blackness.
She is determined to inspire the next generation of leaders to be bold and fearless to transform the world, while building an inclusive Irish society. Her passion to accelerate equity has led to delivery of talks on innovation, tech and inclusion. She has participated and moderated panel sessions on diversity, importance of ERGs and Black History Month.
She is on a mission to foster positive change, leave a legacy that breaks barriers and expands capacity for innovation to be inclusive globally. Helen is currently broadening her experience via a geographic relocation in Ottawa, Canada with Accenture where she is providing a channel for the community of Irish in Canada to support building inclusion in Ireland. In her free time, she enjoys meeting people, rowing, hiking and acting.