2020 FDM everywoman in technology Awards Finalists
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.
Esther Rodriguez Villegas, Professor of Low Power Electronics, Imperial College London and Founder of Acurable
Marcelle McManus, Professor of Energy & Environmental Engineering, University of Bath
Professor Elena Rodgriquez-Falcon, President & CEO, NMITE
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.
Aoibheann Mangan, Student, Mount St. Michael Claremorries
Elizaveta Sheremetyeva, Student, Oxford High School GDST
Avye Couloute, Student, Surbiton High School
The Apprentice Award
Awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.
Akua Apeagyei, Engineer Apprentice, Lyst
Hannah Hargreaves, Customer Experience Manager , OPENREACH
Kelsey Jones, Byte Business Operations Manager, Fujitsu
Lori French, Emerging Technology Software Developer, IBM UK Ltd
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.
Agnes Firth, Senior Associate, PwC
Andreea Monu, Business Analyst, NatWest
Areefih Ghaith, Account Manager, CGI
Ekaterini Tasiopoulou, Business Development, Europe, IBM X-Force IRIS
Heidi Thiemann, Director, Space Skills Alliance
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.
Caryn Tan, Responsible AI Manager, Accenture
Lauren Mangan, Group Director of Digital Client Experience, Hyperion
Rachelle Mills, CEO & Co-founder, KareInn
Tara Annison, Product Owner - Platform, Elliptic
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.
Adele Churchill, Software Engineer Lead, Capgemini
Natasha Wright, DevOps Senior Manager, Accenture
Rebecca Baker, Senior Software Engineer, CGI
Sabrina Aubert, MAD Service Owner (Mobile Applications DevOps), BP International
Team Leader Award
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.
Hekla Helgadottir, Scrum Master, American Express
Jacqueline Nisbet, Engineering Lead, Run Service Team, Core Platforms, Lloyds Banking Group
Jane Chand, Lead Product Manager, Tesco Stores Ltd
Jessica White, Senior Developer, Experian
Kelly Diamond, Principal Product Manager, Sainsburys
Myra Fulton, Director of Engineering, Skyscanner
Rachael Graham, Director, CTIO Strategy and Governance, Openreach
Sara Jones, Senior Manager - Mobile Enhanced Services, BT plc
Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by hyperion
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)
Carla Brown, Director, Game Doctor
Colleen Wong, Founder, Techsixtyfour
Jo Wimble-Groves, Co-owner & Business Director, Active Digital
Innovator Award - sponsored by american express
Awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
Genevieve Leveille, Founder & CEO, AgriLedger
Hena Jalil, IT Digital & Data, Openreach
Lucy Cooper, Managing Director, Accenture
Rebecca Bright MBE, Founder & Director, Therapy Box
Sepideh Chakaveh, CEO & Founder, Pixsellar
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.
Anna Harrigan, Technology Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture
Debbie Street, Head of Service Transition, UK&I, Fujitsu
Elena Karpathakis, Director, National Infrastructure, Openreach
Juliette French, Core Platforms Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
Luisa Moisio, R&D Programme Director, RSSB
Wendy Warham, VP Digital Transformation & Innovation, Fujitsu
Male Agent of Change Award
Awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
Duncan Greenwood, VP & General Manager, NEMEA, vmware
Ilker Yaman, Head of Technology, Run the Bank, Barclays
Jamie Samaha, Senior Vice President, Data & Services, Mastercard
Phill Wallace, Managing Director, Oracle Business Group, Accenture
Rick Kelley, Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions - Gaming, Facebook
Stephen Koch, Managing Director - Risk Technology & Gary Ford, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
International Inspiration Award - sponsored by SUSE
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.
Jessie Hall, Director of Engineering, AbleGamers, from Winchester, Virginia
Janet Lawrence, Director - Corporate Program Management Office, Experian
Izzy Obeng, Founding Director, Foundervine
Mansata Kurang, Founder, VR Revival