Gemma Oxenham

Gemma is a a multi-talented personality. She is a Head of IT PMO, a mother and volunteers in her local community. At university she studied Business Computing Systems and worked as a youth participation officer.

Whilst at GSK she on a voluntary basis as a STEM ambassador, working with other GSK associates to promote and create excitement around technology in schools and universities. Her enthusiasm and effort was infectious, it was great to see someone in the early part of their career display this kind of self starting motivation.
She went on to work at GSK in their PMO in Global ERP/SAP Services before moving into Housing sector at One Housing. Throughout her career she has returned to give speeches at university and mentored students from her previous university.

During her university years she volunteered as youth independent advisory group working with the council to deliver informal training programmes on conflict management. She liaised with local community groups and was driven to drive change and better outcomes for all she worked with.

At One Housing she is now co chair of the women in social housing and is determined to increase opportunities for women of all backgrounds. Gemma is constantly engaging with the wider team and encouraging people to look after themselves mentally, emotionally and physically. She has set up gratitude challenges, daily wins groups, parenting discussions and regularly shares well being and exercise challenges. She has initiated women in tech mentoring and is always focused on developing people and making them shine.

She has recently volunteered as a Domestic Abuse Champion at work to support staff and customers. All whilst working from home full time in a pandemic with a 5 year old daughter at home.

Gemma is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of her work. She has a continuous improvement mindset and is always asking for feedback on how we can make things better and include others whilst encouraging others to do the same. Gemma is a courageous brave woman and is not afraid to have bold conversations to ensure diversity and inclusion is on the table and the right outcomes are achieved.