Most Influential Women in UK IT 2014: Nominations open

Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK IT 2014 awards are now open for nominations.

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

Now in its third 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 3 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:

  • Maggie Berry, founder of Women in Technology
  • Sheila Flavell, COO, FDM Group
  • Eileen Brown, chair of Intellect’s women in technology committee, and CEO of Amastra
  • Bryan Glick, editor-in-chief, Computer Weekly
  • Kayleigh Bateman, special projects editor

The 25 women selected for the list will be automatically 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 technology scene.

Maggie Berry, founder of the Women in Technology Network, said: “There are so many amazing women in the UK's IT profession and I'm really pleased to be working alongside Computer Weekly to help further raise awareness of the most influential of those women.

“They act as key role models for future generations of female technologists and prove that there are women succeeding and achieving in the technology industry.”

Sheila Flavell, COO, FDM Group, said: “I am delighted to be judging Computer Weekly’s Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards for the third year running. Technology is present in every industry and is crucial to the success of businesses worldwide. 

"These awards are a great platform to showcase the achievements of extraordinary women across the sector and FDM is proud to be championing women in IT, creating role models for the future.”

Eileen Brown, CEO of Amastra said "I’m honoured to be one the judges for the Computer Weekly top 25 women in IT list. Women at all stages in their career look to role models to inspire them throughout their career journey.  

"The diversity and quality career stories of the women on previous lists are inspirational and showcase the talent we have across the IT industry and will encourage other women to succeed. I am very much looking forward to seeing the nominations for this year’s list."

Nominations are now open and can be made in the form below. 


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