Computer Weekly has launched a programme to recognise the most influential women in UK IT – and we want your help in selecting the winners. Scroll down to vote and see the bottom of the page to find out more information on our nominees.
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Our women in IT awards aim to focus on role models and discuss the vital part that female IT leaders will play in making a difference to the future of IT.
The winners will be announced at a special event on 12th July in London featuring talks from some of the female role models that will be so important to the future diversity of the tech community.
A judging panel of employers and IT leaders from across the industry has selected a shortlist of the 25 most influential women in the IT community– and we want our readers to help select who of those should be recognised as the most influential woman in UK IT.
The list of 25 names is shown below in alphabetical order –simply click on your choice and your vote will be registered.
Voting for the 2012 nominees has now closed.
Find out more information on each of the nominees:
- Ailsa Beaton, director of information, Metropolitan Police
- Angela Morrison, CIO of RBS Insurance / Direct Line Group
- Bernadette Wightman, managing director, partner organisation, emerging markets, Cisco
- Catherine Doran, CIO, Royal Mail Group
- Christine Ashton, CIO, BG Group
- Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton; founder of Web Science Research Initiative; Fellow of the Royal Society; former BCS president
- Denise McDonagh, IT director, Home Office; director of G-Cloud programme
- Elizabeth Varley, chief executive, TechHub
- Emer Timmons, president, BT Global Services UK
- Jane Moran, Global CIO, Thomson Reuters
- Jennifer Rigby, CIO, Department of Energy and Climate Change
- Joanna Shields, Managing Director, Facebook Europe
- Karin Cook, COO, HSBC Private Bank
- Kate Craig-Wood, managing director, Memset, Intellect board member
- Katie Davis, Director General and Managing Director, NHS Informatics
- Laura Barrowman, Managing Director at Credit Suisse
- Lesley Cowley, CEO, Nominet
- Lesley Sewell, CIO, Post Office
- Lucy Dimes, CEO, Alcatel Lucent UK
- Martha Lane Fox, UK government digital champion; Chair of Go On UK and the Government Digital Advisory Board
- Polly Gowers, CEO and Founder of Everyclick
- Susan Cooklin, CIO, Network Rail
- Sue Black, founder, <GoTo> Foundation; Bletchley Park campaigner; senior research associate, University College London
- Ursula Morgenstern, CEO at Atos UK & Ireland
- Yasmin Hilton, CIO, Shell
The total reader vote will count for the equivalent of one judge's vote alongside those of our expert judging panel. All votes are time stamped and any attempts to make repeated, multiple votes for particular candidates will be excluded from the final count.