Most Influential Women in UK IT: Nominations open

Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK IT awards are now open for nominations

Nominations are now open for Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK IT list.

Now in its second year, our women in IT awards focus on role models and IT leaders making a difference in the future of IT. Judges will narrow down all nominations into a shortlist of 25 women based on the nominee’s influence, achievements, profile, leadership and potential.

Readers will then be invited to vote for their choice of the most influential woman in IT through an online poll.

The winner and final order of the top 25 will be announced at a special event on 4 July in London. Watch out for more details of this exciting event very soon.

The list of the 25 most influential women in UK IT will be selected by a judging panel of employers and IT leaders from across the industry, including:

  • India Gary-Martin, managing director - Global COO, Investment Banking Technology & Operations, JP Morgan
  • Maggie Berry, founder of Women in Technology
  • Sheila Flavell, COO, FDM Group
  • Sarah Burnett - representing the BCSWomen group, and research vice-president at Nelson Hall
  • Eileen Brown – chair of Intellect’s women in technology committee, and CEO of Amastra
  • Belinda Parmar, author of Little Miss Geek and CEO of Lady Geek

Sheila Flavell, chief operating officer at FDM Group, said: “It's great to see Computer Weekly's dedicated awards programme for women in IT back this year, and once again I'm honoured to be back on the judging panel. Last year I was blown away by the sheer quality of nominees and the volume of achievements between them.  

“It is fantastic to see that such an influential title is making it a priority to create a platform for recognising and celebrating successful women in business, and there is no doubt in my mind that it will encourage more women to consider a career in IT.”

Sarah Burnett, representing the BCSWomen group, and research vice-president at Nelson Hall, said: "I am delighted to be part of this initiative by Computer Weekly to celebrate the achievement of women in IT. We need role models to inspire the next generation of women technologists and entrepreneurs. Computer Weekly is making a great contribution to this by featuring the most influential women in the industry.

"Diversity helps innovation and improves corporate performance. Having more women in IT is very much part of that equation."

The 25 women selected for the list will automatically be added to the pool of names in which Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 is selected. UKtech50 is designed to highlight the most influential people in the UK tech scene.

Nominations have now closed. 

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