ArchitectHer is a newly formed platform which aims to bring together and inspire women working in technology architecture. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned architect or taking your first steps into the world of architecture, we aim to provide a platform to inspire you, provide cutting-edge insights and enable your career progression.

ArchitectHer believes more diversity, including much stronger female and minority representation, is needed throughout the technology architecture sector, but particularly leadership level.

Our Vision and Mission


There is a global gender disparity in Technology Architecture.

To create an inclusive platform that empowers and inspires women from all backgrounds to thrive in the field of technology architecture, regardless of their domain speciality.


Our mission is to expand the perception of technology architecture as a fulfilling and rewarding career path for all women. 

By fostering a sense of belonging and providing opportunities for growth, we aim to equip women with the tools and confidence needed to embrace the boundless possibilities that technology architecture provides, thus enabling them to embark on a journey towards a limitless future.

Meet the Found-her

Shana Dacres-Lawrence

Senior Security Architect

Meet Shana, a visionary force driven by a personal journey to bridge the gap she once felt acutely—the absence of a supportive platform for women working in technology architecture. Her journey began over 10 years ago, navigating a male-dominated industry where the absence of a women's network left her yearning for a community that understood the unique challenges and triumphs of being a woman in her field. This void became the catalyst for her mission: to create a space where women could connect, share experiences, and collectively thrive.

With a career spanning over 10 years, Shana has been a driving force in shaping the cybersecurity strategies of leading organisations. Her journey is also marked by an unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of professionals, from mentoring aspiring professionals to participating in educational initiatives, she is commited to the advancement of women in the tecnology sector.