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Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

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Introduction

Computer Weekly recently held its annual Most Influential Women in UK IT event. Now in its fourth year the event took place at the Charing Cross Hotel, in London, on 8 July.

The number of women in the IT sector continues to decline, despite years of campaigning to encourage more females to consider a career in tech – so what exactly are we doing wrong? This year’s Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT event aimed to identify why we’re still not succeeding in moving the dial on gender and what needs to be done in order to move forward.

Industry experts shared their opinions on why the number of females in IT hasn’t increased, by sharing personal experiences, exclusive data and new initiatives to tackle the issue before the idea of quotas takes hold.

1Jacqueline de Rojas-

Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2015

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IT sector needs “reframing” says Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2015

The winner of Computer Weekly's most influential woman in IT accolade, Jacqueline De Rojas, says the industry needs to be re-framed to attract problem-solving women Continue Reading

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Most influential woman in UK IT 2015: Jacqueline de Rojas

In this video, Jacqueline de Rojas gives her acceptance speech for Computer Weekly's most influential woman in UK IT award 2015. Continue Reading

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Interview: CW's most influential woman in UK tech 2015, Jacqueline De Rojas

In this video Computer Weekly's special projects editor Kayleigh Bateman interviews Jacqueline De Rojas, CW's winner of the 2015 most influential woman in UK technology award. Continue Reading

2Role Models-

Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

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Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

This year's list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT has been revealed. Find out which female IT leaders are making a difference to the digital economy Continue Reading

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Photos: Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

See pictures of those that made the top 50 most influential women in UK IT list for 2015 Continue Reading

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Vote for the most influential women in UK IT 2015

Who deserves to top our annual list of the most influential women in UK IT this year? How the winner was voted for. Continue Reading

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Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015: Nominations open

Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015 awards nomination process. Continue Reading

3Up and coming-

Rising Stars 2015

Special thanks to the Salesforce Foundation for extending their support to our 2015 Rising Stars

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Most influential women in UK IT: Rising Stars 2015

Judges for Most Influential Women in UK IT hail five females as Rising Stars. Find out who made our Rising Stars gallery this year. Continue Reading

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Most influential women in UK IT: Rising Stars 2015

Judges of most influential women in UK IT hail five females as rising stars. Special thanks to the Salesforce Foundation for extending their support to our 2015 Rising Stars Continue Reading

4What the speakers said-

Videos from Women in IT event 2015

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Women in IT presentation, Liz Bacon, past-president, BCS

Why isn’t the message about women in IT getting through or has the tide finally started to turn? Liz Bacon's presentation at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Harry Gooding, Mortimer Spinks

Harry Gooding discusses the findings from the Mortimer Spinks / Computer Weekly women in technology survey at our annual women in IT event. Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Sara Gardner, Hitachi Data Systems

Sara Gardner, CTO for Hitachi Data Systems' social innovation business unit, discusses how to drive societal impact through the internet of things Continue Reading

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Gem Barrett - Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow

How sexism in tech has changed me - for better and worse. Gem Barrett's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Melissa Di Donato - area vice-president of Salesforce.com

The importance of finding a good mentor - Melissa Di Donato's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event. Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Kate Russell - author, tech reporter, speaker & educator

How to encourage girls to be more interested in STEM (science, engineering, maths and technology) subjects at school - Kate Russell's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Debbie Forster - Co-CEO, Apps for Good

Inspiring the next generation of women in IT - Debbie Forster's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Dr Rana Tassabehji, University of Bradford

Technology and tiaras - Dr Rana Tassabehji's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event. Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: Vanessa Vallely, managing director of WeAreTheCity.com

How to push forward in your career - Vanessa Vallely's talk at Computer Weekly's annual women in IT event Continue Reading

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Women in IT presentation: panel debate session

Speakers from the Women in IT event answer questions from the audience and debate the issues raised during the day Continue Reading

5Inspirational-

Hall of Fame 2015

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Most Influential Women in UK IT - introducing the Hall of Fame

Computer Weekly has launched its Most Influential Women in UK IT Hall of Fame to recognise lifetime achievement Continue Reading

6Top 50 women-

Computer Weekly Ezine

The most influential women in UK IT 2015

In this week's Computer Weekly, we reveal our annual list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT – and talk to this year's winner, Citrix vice president Jacqueline de Rojas. Also, we look at how ARM chips are making inroads into the datacentre as energy awareness becomes a growing corporate IT issue. Read the issue now. Continue Reading

7Joint survey 2015-

Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly Women in IT survey 2015

Women in Technology Survey 2015

The Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly Women in Technology Survey 2015 collected data between 10 April 2015 and 28 May 2015 and represents the views of more than 4,000 technology professionals. Read the results of the fourth annual Women in Technology Survey. Continue Reading

8Salesforce-

Gold Sponsor

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Every woman in tech is role model, says Salesforce

IT sector needs to bridge gap between ordinary women and “super women” as all females in IT are role models, says Eileen O’Mara of Salesforce Continue Reading

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Salesforce Foundation supports CoderDojo with $200,000

Salesforce Foundation offers CoderDojo a helping hand as the charity’s CEO and the foundation's director share their plans with Computer Weekly Continue Reading

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Melissa Di Donato: Having a daughter changed everything

The Salesforce vice-president shares how her daughter has given her a new sense of responsibility to pave the way for more women in tech Continue Reading

9Hitachi Data Systems-

Silver Sponsor

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Selling tech as a lifestyle will attract more females says HDS

Dev Patel of HDS says we need to sell the lifestyle of the tech industry to appeal to more women Continue Reading

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Hitachi works with girls school to promote Stem subjects

HDS partners with girls grammar school to promote Stem subjects for careers in technology Continue Reading

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