Academic Award – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group
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.
Jeni Brown, IT Training Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science, from London
Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning, London School of Business and Management, from Leicester
Steph Scott, Physics Teacher, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne
The One to Watch Award – sponsored by Computacenter
Awarded to a girl aged 11-18 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level.
Katie Griffiths, King Edward VI School, from Stratford-upon-Avon
Anna Ionescu, Anglo European School, from Brentwood, Essex
Jess Scott, Newcastle High School for Girls, from Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Apprentice Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.
Sophie Caffrey, Technical Apprentice, Leonardo, from Luton
Marie Foster, Junior ALM Tools Engineer, BP Plc, from London
Shannon Lynch, Chassis Engineering Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover, from Coventry
Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems
Awarded to a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.
Katharine Burton, Assistant Vice President; Analyst Programmer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from London
Kimberley Norris, Senior Systems Engineer/Pilot Officer, Lockheed Martin/RAF Air Cadets, from Portsmouth
Harley Reiss Slaven, Test Engineering Manager – Global Test Support, Rolls-Royce, from Glasgow
Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI
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.
Saija Mahon, Founder CEO, Mahon Digital Marketing, from London
Carrie Anne Philbin, Director of Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation, from Cambridge
Emily Walters, Head of Digital Experience, Sopra Steria, from Edinburgh
Software Engineer Award – sponsored by NATWEST
Awarded to a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering and has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.
Shilpa Arora, Senior Engineer, American Express, from West Sussex
Rosie Lickorish, Software Engineer, IBM UK Ltd, from Southampton
Kirsty Tidmarsh, Senior Software Engineer, Department for Work and Pensions, from Widnes
Team Leader Award - sponsored by American Express
Awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success and is leading a team of up to 100 employees.
Tanja Lichtensteiger, Business Systems Development Manager, Leeds Beckett University, from Leeds
Mandy Loadman, Change & IT Programme Manager, Aviva, from Norwich
Nicola Ryan, Director, Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, Cisco, from London
Start-up Founder Award
Awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 24 months old).
Kiran Bhagotra, CEO & Founder, ProtectBox , from Belfast
Louise Doherty, CEO, PlanSnap, from London
Gemma Milne, Co-Founder, Science: Disrupt, from London
Awarded to an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology-related venture (over 24 months old)
Jill Hodges, CEO & Founder, Fire Tech Camp, from London
Georgina Nelson, CEO & Founder, TruRating, from London
Mary O' Brien, CEO & Co-Founder, VideoDoc, from London
Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti
Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
Amanda Adams, Cryptography Architect, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from Chester
Julie Bretland, CEO & Founder, Our Mobile Health, from London
Pip Wilson, CEO, Amicable, from London
Leader Award - sponsored by BP
Awarded to the woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation, leading over 100 employees and making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business.
Rachel Murphy, in her role as Digital Delivery Director, NHS Digital, London
Shobana Rajamani, Director, Quality Engineering and Assurance Practise, Cognizant Technology Solutions, from London
Debbie Vavangas, iX Executive Partner, IBM iX , from London
Male Agent of Change Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by VMware
Awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
Freddie Norton, Acting Head of Fellowship and Experts, Apps for Good, from London
Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates, from London
Dr. Will Whittow, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, from Loughborough
International Inspiration Award *New for 2018* - sponsored by Aviva
Awarded to an individual based outside of the UK, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
Thierry Delaporte, Chief Operating Officer & SE Executive Corporate Officer, Capgemini, from Paris, France
Gayathri Mohan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility - India, Sopra Steria, from Chennai, India
Dr. Marily Nika, Engineering Program Manager, Google, from San Francisco, USA