2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

The 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards puts the spotlight on most talented women transforming the technology industry. Our aim is to have more girls and women innovating and making advancements in technology, and we believe role models will help champion the change and address gender imbalance in the sector.

Awards info

Partners and sponsors

Title Partner


The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards demonstrate that the technology profession holds a wealth of career opportunities for women. It shines the spotlight on women who are enjoying successful careers and provides a great platform for female role models. FDM Group and everywoman share the aim to contribute a positive change to the lack of women in technology by hosting events to support and encourage more women to pursue IT, and FDM is extremely proud to be the headline sponsor of the Awards. For more information, please visit http://www.fdmgroup.com/uk/about/women-in-it/

In Association With


techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. We are committed to increasing the number of women in leadership positions in technology businesses. Our aims, through collaborative partnerships and alliances, are to: Promote and realise the benefits of diversity in the industry to improve the recruitment and retention of women in the IT industry Work in an open and collaborative manner to inspire, lead and influence action being taken to increase the number of women in tech Promote dialogue in the workplace, through the engagement of employers and employees, to fully utilise the IT and management skills of women in the industry Raise the profile of women in the industry in partnership with IT, electronics and telecommunications industry employers, suppliers and the Government

Category Sponsors

Alexander Mann Solutions

FDM everywoman in Technology Award: International Leader of the Year

At Alexander Mann Solutions, we enable people and organisations to fulfil their potential through talent acquisition and management globally. As the world’s leading provider of talent acquisition and management services, our focus is always on people, empowering our colleagues, our clients and their candidates, and our communities to fulfil their potential. We passionately believe that the way organisations approach the diversity and inclusion agenda is central to achieving this goal, creating a culture of empowerment leading business success. To find out more about Alexander Mann Solutions and our award-winning range of outsourcing and consulting services in talent acquisition and management, please visit: www.alexandermannsolutions.com

American Express

FDM everywoman in Technology Award: Rising Star of the Year

American Express is proud to sponsor the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards and celebrate the contributions of women in IT and more broadly in the business world. We congratulate all the finalists and winners on their achievements. They are an inspiration to other women working in technology and to the next generation of women considering careers in IT. American Express is in the midst of an exciting digital transformation. We are enhancing the way we do business to meet changing customer needs and are engaging new customers wherever they are, whenever they choose, using whatever device they prefer. Technology is leading the way, and women are helping to shape technology at American Express. This annual award programme complements our efforts to attract, develop and retain women through a focus on school-age girls through to executive-level women.


Entrepreneur Award: sponsored by ARM

ARM supports the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards as diversity is vital in driving innovation and that means we need a strong gender mix in the workplace. This is not about equality it is about establishing a creative and well-balanced environment as that leads to success. ARM is committed to making this happen and it starts with championing the work women are doing as this will encourage more females to take up careers in technology.


FDM everywoman in Technology Award: Leader of the Year

BP is delighted to sponsor the Leader of the Year Award. At BP we believe in acknowledging, valuing and leveraging our similarities - and our differences - for business success. Diversity and Inclusion is important to our business and we are committed to creating a work environment where everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect and without discrimination. A diverse and inclusive workplace allows our employees to reach their full potential and, like this year’s finalists, deliver their best performance.


FDM everywoman in Technology Award: One to Watch

EMC’s partnership with Everywoman has expanded from sponsoring the Technology Leadership Academies in 2013 and 2014 and now encompasses the inaugural Everywoman Technology Forum. The Forum will provide a greater number of women with access to the development and networking it fosters. At EMC, we are passionate about discovering and nurturing the industry’s best talent, and creating an environment in which it can thrive and achieve its potential. Importantly for us, our partnership with Everywoman provides access to networking and development events for women at EMC and across the technology sector. We are committed to offering these opportunities for women to be successful, inspired and confident. The event will offer delegates a rich and valuable agenda full of world-class speakers.


FDM everywoman in Technology Award: Innovator of the Year

Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to large enterprises. We hope that the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology awards inspire women across industries to be role models for using technology to improve productivity and effectiveness. We’re proud to sponsor the Technology Awards and wish everyone nominated the very best of luck!


FDM everywoman in Technology Award: Start Up Founder of the Year

Founded in 1999, Salesforce is the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company. Salesforce has six core product lines—Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, the Salesforce1 Platform and Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud—empowering companies of every size and industry to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The Customer Success Platform, which bridges the gap between companies and their customers, today is giving companies the ability to go as fast as the evolving technology world around them.


FDM everywoman in Technology Award: Inspiration of the Year

VMware is fully committed to its diversity policy and seeks to encourage the recruitment and retention of talented women at all levels throughout the company. Through our many benefit programs employees can take advantage of those specifically designed to foster the work-life balance of women in the workplace including mentoring programs, maternity leave and flexible working hours.

Media Partner

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly stands out from the many technology news websites on offer through its unique history, extensive reader community and in-depth coverage of the issues, challenges and trends facing today’s IT leaders. Computer Weekly provides the latest news and analysis through its website and 200,000-subscriber weekly digital magazine, as well as award-winning and exclusive premium content; a dedicated monthly magazine for European IT leaders; independent research studies; and the CW500 Club’s exclusive networking events for senior IT managers. From being the world’s first weekly IT newspaper in 1966, to today’s multi-platform digital publication, Computer Weekly continues to reach millions of IT decision-makers in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Table Sponsor

Advanced Computer Software Group plc

Advanced Computer Software Group (Advanced), the third largest UK-based software and IT services provider to the UK market, is proud to support the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.
Strong, talented female role models, such as those being honoured at the Awards, will encourage the next generation to follow a technology career path and aspire to be industry leaders of the future.

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We serve over 75,000 members and bring practitioners, academics, government and industry together to share knowledge, shape public policy, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula and inform the public.With 1500 members, our BCS Women group offers a range of opportunities, services and support to women working in technology, related professions and students. We have a large and energetic network of members and welcome all women whether in work, education, on career breaks or retired.

Cisco International Ltd

Cisco is committed to the development of the “Internet of Women” in attracting, developing women technologists. Let’s make sure that we’re all behind this goal of encouraging diversity by inspiring the next generation, through training, advice and input to the curriculum, so young women and men are well-placed to take on the incredible IT career opportunities available. If others in the industry are involved in similar activities, then the impact could be life-changing for thousands of young women all over the world! Congratulations to FDM and everywoman!


Lorien is a specialist IT recruitment consultancy and solutions provider. We take pride in assisting our clients to build gender diverse workforces that will innovate the technology of the future. Working closely with our clients we become a long term, trusted partner. We understand individuals and organisations, their needs and ambitions, career objectives and business goals. As a proud sponsor of the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, Lorien recognises the amazing contributions that women in technology have made and are committed to attracting and retaining talented women wishing to pursue a rewarding career within this ever evolving sector.

National Grid

National Grid is the leading international electricity and gas company operating in the UK and north eastern US. We support the FDM everywoman in technology awards as it is a great platform to showcase talented woman within their technology careers. This allows them to be great role models and to inspire other woman to seek careers within the technology industry.

Thomson Reuters

The diversity of our talents, ideas and experiences is our true strength at Thomson Reuters. That’s why we foster an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com


At T-Systems we are committed to ensuring all our employees reach their full potential in their chosen career. We have an active EveryWoman community with over 120 members dealing with key issues including executive presence, mentoring, motivation, remuneration, work-life balance and personal image. We are proud to be associated with the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards and to have had two nominees this year.

Strategic Partners

BBC Academy
We are the city
Women's Engineering Society

Table sponsors


Diversity and inclusion is a way of life at Xerox. As we continue our long history of inclusion, we strengthen our commitment to diversity for the future. All of us play an important role in preserving our legacy of diversity and inclusion. Xerox people ensure that everyone - women, men, blacks, Hispanics, Asian, gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual - is valued for their unique talents and contributions and treated with dignity and respect. When we do just that, we strengthen our commitment to diversity and pursue the endless possibilities for each other and for Xerox.