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Everywoman announces 2024 Females in Tech Awards winners

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Community for girls folks in enterprise, Everywoman, has launched the winners of this year’s technology awards, in partnership with Bupa

Clare McDonald

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Published: 22 Mar 2024 10:28

Everywoman has launched the winners of its 2024 Everywoman in Skills Awards, backed by Bupa.

Beginning in 2011, each year careers community Everywoman has launched a preference of girls folks deemed characteristic fashions of their job and sector to attract varied girls folks into the technology roles.  

This year, 16 winners were chosen from a checklist of nearly 90 finalists, every at varied ranges from students and apprentices, to ladies folks in govt-level roles.

With a focal point this year on the psychological and physical effectively being of girls folks in tech, Everywoman and its Tech Awards partner Bupa found nearly 40% of girls folks in the technology sector claimed imposter syndrome, with a lack of feminine characteristic fashions are some of their greatest boundaries in pushing onwards and upwards with their careers.

Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman, acknowledged: “As Everywoman celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary, we’re reminded that the impact characteristic fashions bear remains as distinguished on the unique time as after we started. Feature fashions attend no longer just as beacons of fulfillment, but additionally as tangible proof that success is doable, offering a roadmap that others can use to navigate their occupation progression.

“We congratulate this year’s winners, who’re a sturdy community of characteristic fashions that embody what girls folks in tech desire to explore more of and our male allies who bear a severe characteristic to play in altering the landscape of technology.”

‘Empower. Transform. Thrive’ became the theme this year, with extraordinary of the dialog surrounding the importance of increasing the visibility and accessibility of feminine characteristic fashions in the tech sector to wait on others into tech.

Young girls folks and those open air of the sector are continually deterred from making an try for tech careers because they don’t survey others admire them already in the enterprise, solidifying the misconceptions about the form of of us which are “correct” for tech careers.

The winners of this year’s FDM Everywoman in Skills Awards were as follows:

AI Champion Award

  • Nicola Martin, head of quality engineering at Adarga

Apprentice Award – backed by SSE

  • Roisin Goodman, QA engineer at Kainos

CTO/CIO of the Yr Award – backed by Accenture

  • Sarah Cunningham, CIO at ARM

Cyber Security Award – backed by BAE Systems

  • Lisa Ventura MBE, founder of Cyber Security Unity

Digital Critical individual Award

  • Rose Ulldemolins, Embark Tech school lead at Lloyds Banking Crew

Digital Transformation Chief Award – backed by Lloyds Banking Crew

  • Jo Tanner, enterprise advisor at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Entrepreneur Award – backed by Howden

  • Victoria Johnson, CEO at VetCT

Innovator Award – backed by American Reveal

  • Katie King, CEO at BioOrbit Ltd

Chief Award – backed HSBC

  • Kate Bohn, CIO at KateBohn.com

One to Watch Award – backed by Computacenter

  • Jiya Mehta, pupil at Watford Grammar College for Girls

Male Agent Of Trade Award – backed by Centrica

  • Ian Sad, head of technology substitute and digital practices at The Coventry Building

Rising Critical individual Award – backed by Reserving.com

  • Hafsa Hersi, management consulting analyst at Accenture

Software Engineer Award – backed by Sight

  • Shalini Jain, senior machine engineer at Preqin

Crew Chief Award – backed by DS Smith

  • Lydia Balogun-Wilson, regional engineering authority at BP

Tech for Stunning Award – backed by RS Crew

  • Keisha Garcia, vice-president of technical programme management and digital foundations at BP

The Woman of the Yr award became given to Asia Sharif, machine engineer, public speaker, engineering mentor at NatWest.

Talking about pushing for vary in the tech sector without reference to previously struggling with stage four hodgekins lymphoma, Sharif hoped her background would show to others that “something is seemingly whenever you set up your mind to it”, in conjunction with: “So long as it inspires one individual, then I wager I’ve accomplished my job. That’s what matters.”

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