Zelda Anthony, Head of Blockchain ASEAN at IBM, On Cultivating Female Leadership
With many successes under her belt, Zelda Anthony has been a female role model for many within the technology industry. Recently, she has moved to a new role as the Head of Blockchain ASEAN at IBM. In this TNS Interview series, we asked Zelda a number of burning questions on the latest ideas in the financial technology (Fintech) industry. Furthermore, Zelda also shared with us on how she improves herself and manages expectations as one of the top female leaders in her organisation. The New Savvy: Hi Zelda! Can you tell us about yourself? How did you become a blockchain specialist? Zelda: My whole career has been in software and technology sales, primarily in the financial services sector. My interest in this area first began with an internship at Reuters, where I had the opportunity to work closely with software sales account managers looking after banks in London and Paris. The people and the work left a great impression on me, which forged my path into first becoming an account manager and later, a sales manager/director in financial services software sales. It is commonly said that if you want to be successful, you should do what you are interested in. [...]
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