Computer Weekly’s annual list of the UK’s great women in tech, which is now in its seventh year, was introduced in 2012 to create a visible list of role models in the technology industry.
The list originally comprised of 25 women before being extended to include 50 women in 2015, and for the second year in a row, Computer Weekly published the longlist of nominees to showcase how many influential women there are in the technology industry.
This year’s winner, Amali de Alwis, is the CEO for coding education initiative Code First: Girls which teaches women of all backgrounds how to code. De Alwis also acts as a CommonwealthFirst Mentor for the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, providing mentorship and encouragement to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Working to align education, skills and employment, De Alwis is also on the membership committee for working women’s club AllBright, and acts as a mentor for many startups.