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Women in IT Awards 2019 – finalists revealed for flagship UK awards

Women in IT Awards 2019 – finalists revealed for flagship UK awards image

The finalists for the 2019 version of the Women in IT Awards, the world’s largest tech variety occasion, have been revealed forward of the gala ceremony at Grosvenor Home Lodge on Park Lane on 30 January Women in IT Awards 2019 – finalists revealed for flagship UK awards image

‘The Women in IT Awards has grown considerably since its inception 5 years in the past. We’ve got been blown away by individuals’s ardour and enthusiasm for this trigger, driving the occasion to an unimaginable measurement of over 1,200 attendees in just some years.’

The Women in IT Awards immediately reveals the finalists for its fifth annual ceremony in the UK.

The awards programme, organised by Info Age in partnership with Amazon Net Providers, is the main initiative amongst in depth efforts from the tech world to rectify a gender imbalance meaning ladies occupy simply 17% of IT roles in the UK.

The 2019 ceremony, hosted in Grosvenor Home Lodge’s prestigious Nice Room venue on Park Lane, would be the largest tech-related variety occasion in the world, bringing collectively over 1200 of the business’s prime stakeholders.

Last year's Women in IT Awards was record-breaking, in terms of attendance. We're going to better that this year, another sign that the technology industry is taking the matter of diversity seriously.

Final yr’s Women in IT Awards was record-breaking, in phrases of attendance. We’re going to raised that this yr, one other signal that the know-how business is taking the matter of variety critically.

Our variety marketing campaign

The Women in IT Awards is the flagship occasion in an ongoing Info Age marketing campaign to deal with know-how’s variety issues: The Women in IT Awards Collection.

In 2018, we launched inaugural occasions in Eire and San Francisco, so as to add to our occasions in London and New York. This yr we’ll proceed our international variety drive by opening an occasion in Asia — to be first hosted in Singapore — with additional occasions deliberate in Europe and South America.

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The shortage of variety in tech is just not an issue remoted to the UK, which is why we’ve got made it our mission to recognise ladies in tech the world over.

We run two additional variety occasions in the UK: Tech Leaders Immediately, a careers truthful for feminine college college students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the business’s prime feminine profession climbers.

By way of a collection of 21 awards, together with three new classes, the Women in IT Awards showcases the achievements and innovation of girls in know-how and identifies new position fashions for women, the place solely zero.four% of feminine pupils select Pc Science to review at A-Degree.

Becoming a member of headline companion, Amazon Net Providers, as sponsors on the Women in IT Awards 2019 are: Alix Companions, BMC Software program, Frank Recruitment Group, Oracle, Salesforce, Six Levels, YOOX Internet-a-Porter Group, Arm, BP, DAZN Group, DocuSign, Fasthosts, HSBC, NFU Mutual, Rolls-Royce, SAP Concur, Schroders, Purple Hat and SailPoint.

This yr’s awards attracted over 800 nominations, and the standard was higher than ever. A specific spotlight was to see the ever-increasing high quality of nominations, and to see some males nominated for classes like Advocate of the Yr — the struggle to shut the gender hole have to be championed by each women and men.

The keynote can be revealed on the night time, and the occasion will probably be co-hosted by Gadget present hosts Ortis Deley & Georgie Barrat.

“The Women in IT Awards has grown significantly since its inception five years ago. We have been blown away by people’s passion and enthusiasm for this cause, driving the event to an incredible size of over 1,200 attendees in just a few years,” stated Nick Ismail, Content material Editor, Info Age.

“This year we received over 800 nominations, showcasing an amazing array of talent across the UK’s technology industry. All of the finalists deserve a massive congratulations for the achievements that have resulted in them being shortlisted for an award. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for one of the biggest nights in technology on 30 January.”

Click on right here to e-book your home on the Women in IT Awards 2019 in London, and right here to view the winners of final yr’s Women in IT Awards.

The 2019 finalists

Advocate of the Yr
Sponsored by NFU Mutual

Linda Aiello, Salesforce
Sian Allsopp, Morgan Stanley
Sheridan Ash, PwC
Sally Bogg, Leeds Beckett College
Jayne Duffy, Ciena
Amber Edwards, Oracle
Deborah Flint, Accenture
Lisa Marena, JUST EAT
Clare Stephens, IBM
Chris Taylor, The Telegraph
Marina Traversari, Oracle
Nicola Whiting, Titania

Enterprise Chief of the Yr
Sponsored by BP

Zahra Bahrololoumi, Accenture
Michelle Baker, BT
Guita Blake, Mindtree
Elsa Chen, Entanet
Zoe Cunningham, Softwire
Ariane Gorin, Expedia
Estelle Johannes, CompTIA
Margo Leach, Axelos
Joanne MacGregor, Barclays
Katie Mills, StateZero Labs
Annette Murphy, Zayo Group
Debbie Vavangas, IBM

Enterprise Position Mannequin of the Yr
Sponsored by BMC

Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Fujitsu
Lisa D’Arcy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CWIT
Gemma Daley, Barclays
Bijna Dasani, Lloyds Banking Group
Daryn Edgar, SAP
Khayala Eylazova, PwC
Rachel Goddin, KPMG
Mivy James, BAE Techniques
Gillian McLennan, J.P. Morgan
Jennifer Norman, XMA
Sarah Sanders, AWS
Rachel Wilkins, Dell

CIO of the Yr
Sponsored by Amazon Net Providers

Natasha Darbyshire, Logicalis
Kristen Goodrich, Metropolis College London
Natalie Jones, Residence Workplace
Hemna Juneja, DAZN Group
Sofy Giant, EE
Leanne Lynch, British American Tobacco
Holly Nolan, Good Power
Stephanie Stylianou, Make Constructive
Laura Yeaman, Nationwide Crime Company

CTO of the Yr
Sponsored by SAP Concur

Anna Dick, Hiring Hub
Katie Nykanen, Adstream
Doina Popa, Barclays

Knowledge Chief of the Yr

Tayyaba Arif, PwC
Carolyn Brown, Financial institution of England
Elinor Doubell, BP
Soledad Galli, LV=
Di Mayze, Acceleration
Rebecca Moore, Skyscanner
Justyna Owczarek, The Telegraph
Helen Terry, Virgin Cash
Miriam Vizvary, Hive
Katia Walsh, Vodafone

Digital Chief of the Yr
Sponsored by DAZN Group

Dania Al-Sudani, The Estée Lauder Corporations Inc
Caroline Bedford, DXC
Monica Carlesso, Lloyds Banking Group
Amy Johnson, Anglian Water
Penny Mills, Sensible Power GB
Jillian Moore, Atos
Wendy Paine, Logicalis UK
Bella Slade, Publish Workplace
Janine Smith, ITV

Variety Initiative of the Yr
Sponsored by HSBC

Simi Awokoya, Witty Careers
Heather Black, Salesforce Supermums
Debbie Forster MBE, Tech Expertise Constitution
Emily Hyett, BAE Methods
Izzy Obeng, Foundervine
Kerri-Lauren Sturch, Turner & Townsend
KPMG: IT’s Her Future
Ivanti’s Women in Tech (WiT) initiative
Dr Miranda Brawn Variety Management Basis
Oracle ladies in Management
Tech Women At this time
#YouEqualTech Group, Mortimer Spinks

e-Expertise Initiative of the Yr

Sarah-Jane Mintey, Creating Specialists
Toni Scullion, dressCode
Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners
Ramat Tejani, Previously at GSMA
Mahek Vara, Code Camp
Code for Life, Ocado Know-how
Open Faculties Coding Competitors, Purple Hat
Scotland Women in Know-how
Sky’s Get into Tech programme, Sky

Editors Selection Award
Sponsored by Info Age

Kiran Bhagotra, ProtectBox
Sophie Deen, Vibrant Little Labs Restricted
Natalia Di Miguel, Passionate Gig Employee
Denise Dumas, Purple Hat
Anisha Macdermid, Exclamation Advertising
Pae Natwilai, Trik
Dr Alessandra Sherman, United Konsultants
Jill Stephens, Click4Assistance
Jane Walshe, Enforcd
Heather Williams, Sourcing Playground

Employer of the Yr
Sponsored by Arm

Accenture
Past
G3 Comms
Rent Stem Women
Index Change
J.P. Morgan
Information UK
Sky
Thoughtworks
YOOX Internet-a-Porter Group

Entrepreneur of the Yr
Sponsored by YOOX Internet-a-Porter Group

Stephanie Alys, Mysteryvibe
Anna Assassa, Tisski
Kristina Boikova, Wine Picker
Avril Chester, Most cancers Central
Tazz Gault, StateZero Labs
Tarryn Gorre, Kafoodle Restricted
Emma Margetts, Alpha-Trade
Helen Mitchell, Blukudu
Lara Mott, ImproveWell
Zara Nanu, Gapsquare
Elizabeth Vega, Knowledgeable Options

Future CIO of the Yr
Sponsored by Frank Recruitment Group

Natasha Darbyshire, Logicalis
Kristen Goodrich, Metropolis College London
Natalie Jones, House Workplace
Hemna Juneja, DAZN Group
Sofy Giant, EE
Leanne Lynch, British American Tobacco
Holly Nolan, Good Power
Stephanie Stylianou, Make Constructive
Laura Yeaman, Nationwide Crime Company

International Chief of the Yr
Sponsored by Schroders

Lucy Burrow, Rolls-Royce
Jill Cooper, GSMA
Monica Eaton-Cardone, The Chargeback Firm
Stina Ehrensvard, Yubico
Federica Falcone, Accenture
Julie Fergerson, Ethoca
Catherine Hryszko, Schroders
Leanne Kemp, Everledger
Seema Khinda Johnson, Nuggets
Lynn Lucas, Cohesity
Kate Platonova, HSBC

Innovator of the Yr
Sponsored by Oracle

Yasmeen Ahmad, Teradata
Emily Foges, Luminance
Julie Grieve, Criton
Priya Lakhani, CENTURY Tech
Katya Linossi, ClearPeople
Jenn Rivas, DAZN Group
Shamira Sanghrajka, EY
Collette Thompson, Anglian Water
Lauren Tombs, HM Land Registry

IT Group of the Yr
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Pooja Bagga, Royal Mail
Judy Bennett, Financial institution of England
Lis Blaber, Debenhams
Mary Collerton, Elsevier
Anji Henry AND Rachel Higham, BT Know-how IT workforce
Amy Johnson, Anglian Water
Jacqueline Nisbet, Lloyds Banking Group
Residence Workplace
Claire Priestley, Metropolis College London
Ann Wardrop, Virgin Cash

Rising Star of the Yr

Emily Bovington, XMA
Jade Carlotta-Jones, BP
Laura Drysdale, Information UK
Maya Kolaska, BAE Methods
Jen Merley, Morgan Stanley
Kitty O’Leary, Deloitte
Lucy Participant, Fujitsu
Isabel Richards, Ocado
Victoria Robins, Capita
Emma Savory, Lucidica
Kate Self, BT
Dominique Tan, J.P. Morgan
Sophie Thompson, VirtualSpeech
Sofia Vaughan-Jones, ITV

Safety Champion of the Yr
Sponsored by DocuSign

Nicole Axten, CNS
Charmaine Hanley, YOOX Internet-a-Porter Group
Elaine McKechnie, Clydesdale Financial institution
Nada Moussa, Six Levels
Melanie Oldham, Bob’s Enterprise
Becky Pinkard, Digital Shadows
Mindy Participant, Lloyds Banking Group
Jackie Ronson, Previously EE
Carly West, Financial institution of England

Transformation Chief of the Yr
Sponsored by Six Levels

Michelle Christmas, Nationwide Constructing Society
Monika Fahlbusch, BMC Software program
Anne Grey, Northern Eire Housing Government
Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, Charles Stanley
Celia Hopkinson, Mercedes Benz Monetary Providers UK Ltd
Sarah Hurrell, Ferranti Pc Techniques
Anne Jardine, Virgin Cash
Rachel Kelsall, NFU Mutual
Nina Monckton, NHS Enterprise Providers Authority
Kate Richardson, JUST EAT
Komal Tekchandani, Heathrow Airport
Jacky West, Computacenter
Amy Williams, Barclays

Younger Chief of the Yr
Sponsored by Alix Companions

Tara Annison, Lendingblock
Maxine Austin, Lloyds Banking Group
Jasleen Budhiraja, TCS
Jessica Chapplow, Wavemaker
Oana Emanuela Voinea, Accenture
Leanne Fitzpatrick, Hey Soda
Danielle Hamilton, Thrive Studying
Deborah O’Neill, Oliver Wyman
Claire Roberts, Entale Media
Kristen Shannon, Excession
Eileen Valera, AND Digital Ltd
Rosie Woodhead, HMRC Digital
Clare Younger, dxw

Lady of the Yr
Sponsored by Salesforce

Aouda Bellout, Schroders
Kate Collins, Royal BAM Group
Melissa Di Donato, SAP
Anne Doherty, J.P. Morgan
Marian Edwards, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Rosemary Hitchcock, YOOX Internet-a-Porter Group
Ceri Picton-Tully, HSBC
Susan Sharawi, Deloitte