Rising Stars: Most Influential Women in UK IT 2013


Rising Star: Kathryn Parson, co-founder of Decoded

Kathryn is the co-founder of Decoded which teaches people to code in a day. Having launched this entirely self-funded business in 2011, Kathryn is now overseeing the international expansion and launching new products for 2013. Alumni of Decoded include Talk Talk, Guardian Media Group, Accenture, Google and eBay. 40% of Decoded staff are female.


During the judging process for the top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT  the judges felt that a Rising Star category needed to be added so a handful of the ladies could be acknowledged for their work and their potential.

The criteria for Rising Star was: "An up-and-coming lady who did not make the top 25, but is someone who you feel is likely to be a contender to make the list next year."

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