This article is part of our Essential Guide: Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015

The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015

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3. Joanna Shields, Minister for Internet Safety and Security

Joanna Shields was appointed minister for internet safety and security at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) after the 2015 general election. She was previously a digital economy advisor to the prime minister, CEO and chair of Tech City and the UK government’s business ambassador for digital industries. Before that she was vice-president and general manager of Facebook in Europe. She has also been president of people networks at AOL, a position she assumed after AOL’s acquisition of Bebo. She is a former winner of Computer Weekly’s most influential woman in UK IT award.

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