Computer Weekly has revealed five rising stars for 2016 as part of its recognition of the 50 most influential women in UK IT.
Each year the judges of Computer Weekly's list of the most influential women in UK IT choose five women who are making their way up in the industry and increasing their profile.
In highlighting these great women, the hope is to showcase the names of industry role models who are making a difference in the technology sector.
The “Rising Star” category was added to the judging process of the list of the most influential women in UK, to increase the scope of recognising women who make a difference to the industry and acknowledge the Rising Stars for their work and potential.
The judges selected five women whose growing influence is likely to make them candidates for the top 50 most influential women in UK IT over the coming years.
The 2016 Rising Stars are:
- Angela Yu, NHS doctor and founder of the London App Brewery;
- Carrie-Anne Philbin, director of education at the Raspberry Pi Foundation;
- Charlotte Robertson, co-founder of Digital Awareness UK;
- Emma Robertson, co-founder of Digital Awareness UK;
- Jennifer Arcuri, founder of Hacker House and The InnoTech Network.
As with last year, the Salesforce Foundation has offered to work with this year's rising stars to support them in reaching more women in technology and influencing the next generation.
The foundation will work as a facilitator to involve the Rising Stars in programmes supporting young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) education.