This post and video are part of a series exploring Leaders in Technology: Women in IT. As we look forward to the upcoming event hosted by our Toronto chapter, Women in Technology: Words into Action, we are pleased to share the insights of Yasemin Sezer, Head – Technology & Operations, LTI Canada.
Yasemin was asked “How can you support women in IT?”
Her answer was to push learning whether it is mentoring or acquiring technology skills, preparing all staff in her organization for growth and transformation. In addition Yasemin has launched a women’s network in LTI Canada two years ago. Through this program, many women received help and support in their career development.
Yasemin was asked “What makes a great leader?”
Her answer was it’s easy to spot a great leader. People gravitate and want to follow a great leader. They have a vision, they care about the people they work with and have solutions. A great leader is admired, leads by example and establishes trust.
Yasemin was asked “What’s career advice you wish you’d gotten?”
A lesson Yasemin has learned in her career is to take challenges and turn them into opportunities. Keep your integrity and dignity. Figure out a path for yourself that expands your horizon to do better.
About Yasemin Sezer:
Yasemin Sezer has been with LTI Canada and its predecessor organizations for over 15 years and currently Heads Technology Delivery organization. She is responsible for end-to-end delivery of technology solutions spanning Architecture, Business Analysis, Development, Testing and PMO both in Canada and globally. Yasemin oversees delivery of multi-tenant cloud based solutions for Transfer Agency applications for Wealth/Asset Management, Big Data/AIM solutions for Reporting and Analytics, Web Services/ Micro-services, Digital Case and Content Management, Client and Advisor Portals, Digital Transformation and Automation solutions for both Business and IT. Yasemin has taken the organization through full transformation in the last 3 years driving significant improvements in quality, client satisfaction and full automation of SDLC.
Yasemin has a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
Yasemin has been a member of the CIO Association of Canada for over 2.5 years and on the Board of Toronto Chapter part of events committee. She has gained significant value from this organization in networking, getting a better perspective of priorities for CIOs across various industries. The connections made alone being a co-chair for the CIO Peer Forum event this year alone was invaluable.