Most influential women in UK IT: Rising Stars 2015


Elizabeth Eastaugh, director of technology at Expedia

Elizabeth Eastaugh is Expedia’s head of technology. She’s working to get more women involved in technology, desperate to prove the industry is not just for boys. She started in the tech industry as a software developer and later a senior software developer. She then joined Savills as a web developer before moving to Expedia in 2007 as a software engineer. She has since risen through the ranks to technology lead, and development manager to become the travel company’s director of technology last year. She is currently managing teams in the United Kingdom, the United States and Hungary, with a truly global view and influence.


Computer Weekly has revealed five Rising Stars for 2015, as part of its top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT list.

During the judging process for the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT the judges felt that a Rising Star category should be added so that a small group could be acknowledged for their work and potential.  The judges selected five in the belief that their growing influence is likely to make them candidates for the top 50 in the coming years.

This year The Salesforce Foundation has offered to work with the Rising Stars to support them in reaching more women in technology and influencing the next generation. Salesforce will be working as a facilitator to support the Rising Stars in becoming involved in programs designed to support young people in STEM and education.

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