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2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

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winners announced in the fdm 2017 everywoman in technology awards

 

Over 550 business and technology leaders gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane on teh evening of 9 February, where the winners of the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards were unveiled. Supported by techUK, this is one of the UK’s best loved Awards programmes celebrating achievements and championing the advancement of women in technology and STEM careers.

The evening’s 12 winners included the founders of a digital fashion service that offers a truly personalised shopping experience to over 5 million women, a 16-year-old app developer with self-taught HTML coding skills and a university professor who developed sustained drug release depots for ovarian cancer treatment.

Read more about the winners here

 

Nominations are now open for the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, click here to find out more.

 

Want to get involved in the 2018 technology awards?

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands which are committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in tech, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

The Awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting.

To find out more about how your company can get involved with the Awards contact info@everywoman.com.

 

 

Sponsors

When and where
Date: 
9th February 2017
Start time: 
6:44PM
London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane
W1K 1BE London
United Kingdom
GB
Nominations
Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards will close on 2 October 2017.  To nominate someone, click here.

Categories

Nominations for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have now closed.

The One to Watch Award - sponsored by CA Technologies
This is awarded to an individual aged under 20 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students or apprentices

Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems
This is awarded to a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI
This is awarded to a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.

Software Engineer Award - sponsored by American Express
Awarded to a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.

Team Leader Award - sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
This is awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.

Start-up Founder of the Year Award - sponsored by Barclays
This is awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old)

Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by Arm Holdings
This is awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture.

Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti
This is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

Leader Award - sponsored by BP
This is awarded to the woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.

Inspiration Award - sponsored by VMware
This is awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

Academic Award - sponsored by Dell
This is awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have now closed.

It’s fantastic that the standard of nominations we receive is high and demonstrates the outstanding female talent in tech. Maintaining a high standard of entries means that we can make winning truly valuable, so we recommend you take a moment to read the following information and tips.

It’s free to nominate.

 

Who can nominate?

Entrants can either nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else, they can enter a maximum of two categories and must:

  • work in a technology role in any industry or sector
  • be based or have their chief operations in the UK
  • be available for the judging day 12 December 2016 (this will include filming and the judges interview) and Awards ceremony in London on 9 February 2017

Where relevant, their age should be as of the nomination closing date (3 October 2016)

Very important – we recommend you prepare your answers first
If you leave the webpage before you have submitted your nomination you will lose the information you have entered. We strongly recommend that you prepare your answers in a separate document before completing the online nomination form.

 

Download the questions:

Entrepreneur Award (for a business trading for over 2 years) click here>>
Start-up Founder Award (business trading for less than 2 years) click here>>
One to Watch Award (aged under 20) click here>>
Other categories click here>>

 

3 tips to enter a great nomination

1) Complete all sections
To maintain the integrity of the Awards we work with our judges to ensure the questions asked solicit the information they need to make informed judging decisions. As a result, it’s important that you complete all sections, providing tangible evidence where possible.

2) Word limits are important
If your responses are below the word limit they are unlikely to be considered and if they are in excess of the word limit they will be marked down by the judges.

3) Supporting evidence is an advantage
Nominations with supporting evidence will be scored higher, it must be:

  • compiled in one document
  • no longer than four sides of A4
  • clearly labelled
  • emailed to events@everywoman.com before the deadline

 

The Judging Process:

  • If your nomination is successful we will be in touch with the entrant by 21 November 2016.
  • If selected the entrant must be available for the interview session on 12 December 2016 in Central London and the evening Awards ceremony in London on the evening of the 09 February 2017. This is a condition of entry.
  • There will be one winner per category and one recipient of the Woman of the Year Award. All decisions regarding the judging process are made by our independent judging panel, the everywoman team do not influence this process. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging. Due to the large number of nominations received, the judging panel are unable to provide individual feedback.

 

Data protection

The information provided will only be disclosed to the staff of everywoman, our key partner FDM Group and the judging panel.

 

Enquiries: please contact 020 7981 2574 or email: events@everywoman.com

Finalists
This year's finalists are:

Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems. This is awarded to a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

  • Jade Carlotta-Jones, Software Engineer, BP, from London
  • Gabrielle Corria, Resource and Recruitment Lead, CGI, from Bridgend
  • Charlotte Hutchinson, Technical Consultant IBM Cloud, IBM, from Surrey

 

Team Leader Award – sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This is awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.

  • Silke Eggert, Global Head of Opportunity Programme Management & Demand Management, Vodafone Group Services Limited, from Newbury, West Berkshire
  • Lisa Reed, Development Team Manager, Sage, from Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Catriona Simmonds, Director of Business Architecture, American Express, from Brighton, East Sussex

 

Software Engineer Award - sponsored by American Express.  This is awarded to a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.

  • Maxine Glennerster, Senior Developer, Deloitte Digital, from Belfast
  • Elizabeth Irwin, Insight Analyst, QueryClick, from Edinburgh
  • Lisa Kelly, Principal Technical Lead, BP International, from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey

 

The One to Watch Award - sponsored by CA Technologies.  This is awarded to an individual aged under 20 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students or apprentices

  • Kodi Gledhill, Engineering Apprentice, Coca-Cola European Partners, from Leeds
  • Ellora James, Student, Wick High School, from Caithness, Wick
  • Amy Naden, Student, The Royal Masonic School for Girls, from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

 

Leader Award - sponsored by BP.  This is awarded to the woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.

  • Dana Berceanu, Head of Connectivity and Security Practice, Vodafone Group Services Limited, from London
  • Alice Cooper, Global Head of Credit & Interest Rates Derivatives IT, BNP Paribas, from London
  • Vicky Higgin, Head of Corporate Information Services, National Grid, from Warwick

 

Academic Award - sponsored by Dell.  This is awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.

  • Muffy Calder, Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow, from Glasgow
  • Semali Perera, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, from Bath
  • Sarah Spurgeon OBE, Professor of Control Engineering and Head of Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, from Dover

 

Start-up Founder of the Year Award - sponsored by Barclays.  This is awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old).

  • Nell Bennett, Co-Founder and Design Director, doppel, from London
  • Sophie Deen, Founder and CEO, Bright Little Labs, from London
  • Sarah Hesz and Katie Massie–Taylor, Founders, Mush, from London

 

Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti. This is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

  • Kim Antoniou, Founder, Kafoodle, from London
  • Kate Newhouse, CEO, Doctor Care Anywhere, from London
  • Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor, The Times and Sunday Times, from London

 

Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by Arm Holdings.  This is awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture.

  • Emily Brooke, Founder and CEO, Blaze, from London
  • Sarah McVittie and Donna North, Co-Founders, Dressipi, from London
  • Joanne Smith, Group CEO, RecordSure, from London

 

Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI.  This is awarded to a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.

  • Ljiljana Holden, Lead Software Engineer, Aviva, from Norwich
  • Chi Igboaka, Global Head of Performance Marketing, Travelex, from London
  • Amanda Mulquiney, Digital Marketing Manager, Maginus, from Manchester

 

Inspiration Award - sponsored by VMware.  This is awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

  • Beverley Dean, Founder and CEO, Special iApps C.I.C., from Durham
  • Mivy James, Head of Consulting - National Security, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, from Guildford, Surrey
  • Sophie Newton, COO, Brainlabs, from London
Judges
Judges
Angela Rixon

Angela Rixon

Director - Digital Employee Experience, CGI
Audrey Mandela

Audrey Mandela

Co-Founder, Multimap / Chair & Acting COO, Informilo

Charlotte Campbell

Head of Sales & Partner Enablement, Dell EMC
Christoph Rode

Christoph Rode

Managing Director, T-Systems Limited

David Phull

Vice President & General Manager UK&I - VMware

Emma McGuigan

Managing Director, Accenture Technology UK&I
Fleur Bamber

Fleur Bamber

Agile Management Sales Director UKI, CA Technologies

Jacqueline de Rojas

President, techUK

Janhavi Rao

Head of Technology for Compliance, Barclays

Lindsey Griffiths

Head of Technology Adoption - Digital Innovation, BP IT&S

Melissa Di Donato

CRO, ERP Cloud - SAP
Michael Keegan

Michael Keegan

Chairman of UK&I, Fujitsu
Monika Biddulph

Monika Biddulph

General Manager - Systems & Software Group, ARM

Nicola Pattimore

Group HR Director, Equiniti

Rebecca George OBE

Lead Health Partner - Deloitte UK, Deloitte LLP

Sheila Flavell

Chief Operating Officer, FDM Group

Susan Bowen

Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Cogeco Peer 1
Torie Chilcott

Torie Chilcott

Co-founder, Scoota

Tunji Akintokun

Director - Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, Cisco
Vanessa Hackett

Vanessa Hackett

Vice President – Technology, American Express
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors

Title Partner

FDM Group

The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards showcase the endless opportunities on offer to those interested in a career in the technology sector. The Awards support inspirational role models who are enjoying a successful career in IT and serve to actively encourage the everywoman network to celebrate the achievements of one another, in a bid to end gender disparity in the industry. FDM and everywoman share a commitment to enabling more girls and women to be inspired and excited by a career in IT and we are proud to be the headline sponsor once again. For more information about FDM, please visit www.fdmgroup.com

Associate Supporting Partner

techUK

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. The tech industry is creating jobs and growth across the UK. In 2015 the internet economy contributed 10% of the UK’s GDP. 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.


Category Sponsor: Academic Award

Dell

Dell are proud to be sponsoring the Academic Award, honouring a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science with an impact on STEM. The idea that technology should support positive growth and change the world for the better is at the core of Dell’s identity. Since 2012, Dell has provided access to technology and twenty-first century skills for 1.6 million underserved children around the world as part of our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. Dell believe technology has an important role in helping the youth of today realize a more promising tomorrow.

Category Sponsor: Digital Star Award

CGI

CGI is delighted to once again sponsor the Digital Star award. We created this award with everywoman to shine a light on the rising importance of digital innovators and leaders in technology. As a global IT and business process services provider, CGI understands the power of diverse teams and what they can achieve for our business and clients. As such we champion building a diverse talent pipeline and role modelling the exceptional female talent we have, at all levels of our industry in the UK. Diversity enables innovation and we look forward to seeing the innovations this year’s finalists have driven for their organisations.

Category Sponsor: Entrepreneur Award

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.

Category Sponsor: Innovator Award

Equiniti

To be nominated for an award is an achievement in itself and Equiniti congratulates all nominees and finalists in the Innovator of the Year Award. While it is important that each person takes ownership of achieving their career aspirations and personal development, organisations such as everywoman provide forums to facilitate learning, interaction and stimulation. Equiniti are  delighted to support the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards which recognises the special achievements of women in an industry increasingly relevant to the world we all live in.

Category Sponsor: Inspiration Award

VMware

VMware is proud to once again be supporting the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.  At VMware, we pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive culture, and we empower our employees regardless of gender.  We are both passionate and fully committed to supporting initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women in technology.  We believe that this is a great opportunity to recognise , highlight and celebrate the positive impact that women have within our industry.

Category Sponsor: Leader Award

BP

BP is delighted to sponsor the Leader 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 deliver their best performance.

Category Sponsor: One to Watch Award

CA Technologies

We are proud to sponsor the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards because we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to business success. Diverse teams are more likely to succeed at problem-solving, creativity and teamwork – all essential in any agile, innovative company. We are committed to supporting the advancement of women in technology, from encouraging them to study STEM skills at school through our Create Tomorrow programme , to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture within our business.We are proud to sponsor the everywoman in Technology Awards because we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to business success. Diverse teams are more likely to succeed at problem-solving, creativity and teamwork – all essential in any agile, innovative company. We are committed to supporting the advancement of women in technology, from encouraging them to study STEM skills at school through our Create Tomorrow programme , to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture within our business.

 

Category Sponsor: Rising Star of the Year Award

T-Systems

Where can you find a group of successful, selfless women dedicated to furthering their own and others development through sharing their wisdom and experience? This was the question we asked ourselves in 2012 when we were looking for ways to support our female talent at T-Systems Limited to be the best they can be.  Our answer was, everywoman!

Great women are made, not born and under our Guiding Principle, ‘Best Place to Perform and Grow’ we endeavour to create an environment for our people to thrive, where they can grasp opportunities; get recognised and be rewarded for good performance.

What we saw in everywoman was a network that not only supported our vision but also stretched our thoughts and challenged us to look deeper at our goals.  Together and in collaboration, we now have a supportive network of dynamic, innovative and empowered women who have achieved success and love what they do.  Everywoman has provided us with guidance, training materials, connections and much more. 

Together we are supporting women in technology and business for today and tomorrow.

Category Sponsor: Software Engineer of the Year Award

American Express

American Express is proud to sponsor the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

We are undertaking an exciting digital transformation to continue engaging customers whenever, wherever and using whatever device they choose. Technology is leading the way, and a diverse workforce is critical to our success. We share your commitment to attract, develop and retain women at all levels.

Category Sponsor: Start-up Founder of the Year Award

Barclays

Barclays is a firm supporter of encouraging more women into careers in technology. We are passionate about connecting our technology organisation with the Everywoman programme to enable our colleagues to actively build their networks and learn new skills. Through collaborating together, we’ve seen some excellent success stories and are proud to continue this relationship and sponsor an award category.

Category Sponsor: Team Leader Award

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 


Supporting Partners

Accenture

Accenture is proud to support the FDM everywoman in Technology Award. We have an underlying belief in inclusion and diversity. The diversity of our people is part of what makes Accenture exceptional. We recognize that each person has unique strengths. And by embracing those strengths, we all deliver high performance—together.

We recognise that the advancement of women in business and technology is a critical element of an inclusive and diverse workforce and are delighted to support everywoman.

Talent crew

As a recruitment agency focused on the technology sector, Talent Crew deeply believes in diversity and equality across all business areas.  We are very happy supporting our clients’ goals of greater gender balance and all the benefits it brings to their innovation, team work and return on investment.

Talent Crew is delighted  to be supporting the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards and celebrate the amazing female talent within the technology sector

 


Media Partners

Computer Weekly
Computer Business Review

 

 


Table sponsors

Aviva
BCS
Cisco
Coca-Cola European Partners

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Deloitte Digital
Expedia
IBM
Innogy

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National Grid
RBS
Sage
Tesco

Worldpay
 

Distribution partners

DevelopHer 
Dotforge
M14 Industries
MadLab

 

Manchester Tech Nights
Onezeero
Women’s Engineering Society
Women in Telecoms and Technology

Book tickets
Book tickets
Winners
Winners
2017 Winners
Woman of the year 

Emily Brooke, Founder and CEO, Blaze, from London

 

 

Rising Star Award, sponsored by T-Systems

Gabrielle Corria, Resource and Recruitment Lead, CGI, from Bridgend

 

Team Leader Award, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Silke Eggert, Global Head of Opportunity Programme Management & Demand Management, Vodafone Group Services, from Newbury, West Berkshire.

 

Software Engineer Award, sponsored by American Express

Maxine Glennerster, Senior Developer, Deloitte Digital, from Belfast.

 

One to Watch Award, sponsored by CA Technologies

Ellora James, Wick High School student, from Caithness, Wick.

 

Leader Award, sponsored by BP

Vicky Higgin, Head of Corporate Information Services, National Grid, from Warwick.

 

Academic Award, sponsored by Dell

Semali Perera, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, from Bath.

 

Start-up Founder of the Year Award, sponsored by Barclays 

Sophie Deen, Founder and CEO, Bright Little Labs, from London.

 

Innovator Award, sponsored by Equiniti

Kate Newhouse, CEO, Doctor Care Anywhere, from London

 

Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by ARM Holdings

Sarah McVittie and Donna North, Co-Founders, Dressipi, from London.

 

Digital Star Award, sponsored by CGI

Chi Igboaka, Global Head of Performance Marketing, Travelex, from London,

 

Inspiration Award, sponsored by VMware

Sophie Newton, COO, Brainlabs, from London,