CityFibre: Elevating  Women in Telecoms and career opportunities in the world of Fibre

POSTPONED for early 2023  •  Online via Zoom

Named a Times Top 50 Employer for Women for the second year running – our people are changing it up, are you ready to join?


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POSTPONED for early 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm BST

Online via Zoom

FREE registration 

CityFibre is made up of people from all different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. It’s this diversity that makes us stronger, helps us think differently and stay innovative. 

And no matter what your background or experience, we’re always looking for enthusiastic people to join us and transform the way Britain connects.

We are building the only broadband network that is purpose-built for the digital age. We’re making broadband a whole lot better, for a whole lot of people – and that’s a great reason to come to work every day.

At CityFibre, we are committed to:

  • Our culture and of the way we treat people
  • Building a diverse and inclusive environment and are open to flexible work patterns
  • Creating opportunities for people from different backgrounds with great learning and development too
  • Championing inclusion, removing barriers, and influencing positive change

Learn more about CityFibre and check out their available roles.

What to expect from this session

Hear from the team of exceptional women in Telecoms and across the world of Fibre, network build and customer experience – Sumbal Chunara, Joanne Henson, Viktoria Bakos, and Donna McClung.

During this session, the speakers will reveal:

  • How CityFibre can support women with a career shift or advancement
  • What transferrable skills are essential to help you change careers in Telecoms
  • What a career looks like at CityFibre, lived experiences from Sumbal and Viktoria
  • Career and growth opportunities


CityFibre's Keziah Burke, Compliance Control Manager

Meet the speakers

Viktoria Bakos

City Build Manager, Rochdale

Viktoria graduated in Communication and Media from University of Pecs in Hungary and moved to the UK six years ago. She first fell in love with engineering when she worked on some projects as an Area Manager at Amazon. Soon she decided to change career and started as an engineering Area Manager in the Fibre industry. That’s when Viktoria knew she landed in an industry she wanted to work in long term. In her free time she likes hiking (learning how to climb a telegraph pole helped a lot in that), or spending time with her cat. Yes, she’s a crazy cat lady! 

Connect with Viktoria on LinkedIn

Donna McClung

City Build Manager, Preston and Blackpool

Donna has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. Although the industry has been male dominated for a long time, as the years have gone by, she is seeing more and more women join the industry. Donna is very passionate about her cities and her teams and loves working for CityFibre because of it’s inclusive and empowering nature. As well as being a City Build Manager, she is a mum to 2 boy and 2 girls. She loves showing her daughters that there are opportunities for women within all industries.

Connect with Donna on LinkedIn

Sumbal Chunara

ESG Reporting Lead

Sumbal has been at CityFibre for almost a year working within Responsible Business. During her time at CityFibre, she has had exposure to Ethics and Environment & Sustainability (ESG). Sumbal is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, and is an active member of the D&I network and their stories, and strongly believes in connections made through shared vulnerability.

Connect with Sumbal on LinkedIn

Joanne Henson

Network Build Resourcing Lead

Jo is an experienced recruiter having worked in a number of industries for nearly 10 years, it’s fair to say she has reviewed 1000’s of CVs in this time, from the weird and mysterious to the absolutely brilliant and talented. What she loves about CityFibre is their passion about growing their own and giving opportunities to people outside the Telecoms industry – not just graduates but individuals looking to change careers. Jo is also part of the Gender Network at CityFibre. In her spare time, you’ll find her planning her next adventure, or baking lemon drizzle cake to bribe colleagues into doing her favours!

Connect with Joanne on LinkedIn

Liz Dean

Head of Marketing, Planning and Operations

A marketing leader with over 10 years’ experience, passionate about people and curious about how things work. Liz Dean is a creative and commercially minded, multi-channel marketeer experienced in engaging and exciting consumer audiences, having worked across a variety of industries and now CityFibre, as Head of Marketing: Planning & Operations.

Connect with Liz on LinkedIn

Why attend

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Connect and have 1:1 chats with the right people, giving you the chance to present yourself to help build trust and esteem.

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