2024 Winners

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Woman of the Year Award - Sponsored by Bupa

Awarded to one passionate & dedicated woman whose vision, innovative approach and success make her an outstanding role model, encouraging more women to choose a career in technology. The Woman of the Year Award is presented to one outstanding woman from all finalists.


Asia Sharif

Software Engineer, Public Speaker, Engineering Mentor,

AI Champion Award

This is awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role and making a tangible difference to her business in the field of artificial intelligence.


Nicola Martin

Head of Quality Engineering,


Annika Grosse
Executive, Avanade Europe and Middle East Center for AI Lead, Avanade
Dr. Franny Hsiao
Distinguished AI Architect, Salesforce
Vinita Rathi
Chief Executive Officer, Systango

Apprentice Award - Sponsored by SSE

This is awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.


Roisin Goodman

QA Engineer.


Dimitra Magklasi
Cyber Security Incident Response Analyst, Bupa
Fatima Bari
Software Engineer, JP Morgan Chase
Hollie Watson
Cloud Business Analyst, WTW
Poonam Ale
Software Engineer, American Express
Stephanie Somade
Software Engineer, News UK
Ziana Butt BEM
Business & Technology Delivery Associate, Accenture

CTO/CIO of the Year Award - Sponsored by Accenture

This will be awarded to a female Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer or equivalent board level executive who promotes meaningful and tangible technological change in an organisation and demonstrates outstanding leadership and/or innovation.


Sarah Cunningham



Cecilia Harvey
Chief Operating Officer, City & Guilds
Charlotte Baldwin
Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, Costa Coffee
Jayne Showell
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Coventry Building Society
Niamh McKenna
CIO, NHS Resolution
Nicola Emsley
Global Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology, HSBC
Renee Hunt
Chief Technology Officer, Compare the Market

Cyber Security Award

This is awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role and making a tangible difference to her business in the field of cyber security.


Lisa Ventura MBE

Cyber Security Unity


Deepanjali Goyal
Functional Security Expert, ARM
Freha Arshad
Managing Director, Accenture
Kai-Yun Tsao
Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Zoopla
Rebecca Taylor
Threat Intelligence Knowledge Manager, Secureworks
Shobitha Shivakumar
Cyber Security Consultant, IBM

Digital Star Award

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.


Rose Ulldemolins

Tech School Lead,
Lloyds Banking Group


Alisha Davis
Data Analytics Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Aneesha Harindran
Managing Consultant, Clarasys
Arushi Madan
Assistant Vice President – Software Engineer, Barclays
Haneen Shariff
Digital Education Support Analyst, Imperial College London
Sian Thomas
Product Manager, Lyst
Stacey Coffin
Senior Manager, Accenture
Suzanne Laporte
Marketing and Communications Lead, Tech She Can

Digital Transformation Leader Award - Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

This is awarded to a female leader who has led the digital transformation of an organisation either on a particular project or as part of a wider business plan.


Jo Tanner

Business Consultant,
BAE Systems


Andrea Ghigo
Business Domain Architect, Royal Mail
Carolina Restrepo
Products, Technology & Innovation Manager, Vanderlande
Giorgia Amici
Lead Software Engineer, RVU
Holly Toner
Senior AI Engineer, Kainos

Entrepreneur Award - Sponsored by Howden

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 (trading for a minimum of 24 months).


Victoria Johnson



Alison Ettridge
Chief Believer and CEO, Stratigens
Hannah Thomson
Founder & CEO, The Joy Club
Simi Lindgren
Founder & CEO, Yuty

Innovator Award - Sponsored by American Express

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


Katie King

BioOrbit Ltd


Amberle Gregory
Project Manager, SSEN - Transmission
Jo Hickson
Head of Innovation Lab, Tesco
Priyanka Naik
Principle Product Owner, Discover Financial Services
Rajani Rao
Principal Technologist, AVEVA
Sinem Serap
AI Lead, Atos
Valentina Bonsi
Director of Cybersecurity, Booking Holdings

Leader Award - Sponsored by HSBC

This will be 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.


Kate Bohn



Anne Gosal
Partner – Head of FS Tech Strategy and Transformation, KPMG
Annette Moody
Group IT Governance Director, Serco
Jessica Hall
Chief Product Officer, Just Eat Takeaway
Katrina Foster
Head of Strategy Development, Global Broking, WTW
Lisa Eckersley
Chief Architect, Capgemini

Male Agent of Change Award - Sponsored by Centrica PLC

This is awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.


Ian Black

Head of Technology Change & Digital Practices,
The Coventry Building Society


Gareth Workman
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Kainos
Leigh Walters-James
Managing Director, Accenture
Sam Kirby-French
Head of Cyber Security Programmes, BAE Systems
Saurabh Singla
Vice President - Software Engineer, JPMorgan Chase

One to Watch Award - Sponsored by Computacenter

This is awarded to a girl aged 11-18 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level or making waves in the tech space. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students.


Jiya Mehta

Watford Grammar school for Girls


Alexandra Gentry
Student, Bedford Girls School
Willow Griffith
Student, Lady Eleanor Holles School

Rising Star Award

This is awarded to a woman aged 26 or under who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.


Hafsa Hersi

Management Consulting Analyst,


Afiba Annor
Data Scientist, PwC
Annabel Ohene
Technical Support Engineer, Siemens
Asia Sharif
Software Engineer, Public Speaker, Engineering Mentor, NatWest
Fatima Ceesay Lopez
Software Engineer, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Grace Y. Lin
Associate Software Engineer, Discover Financial Services
Sophie Bickerton
Software Engineer, American Express
Zara Graham
Information Service Engineer, British Army, Royal Signals

Software Engineer Award - Sponsored by Discover

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.


Shalini Jain

Senior Software Engineer,


Ellen Studer
Lead Software Engineer, Equities Trading Technology, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Joanna Kelly
Senior Software Engineer, Leonardo
Mohini Dhumal
Senior Software Engineer, American Express
Sarah Elliott
Principal Software Engineer, BAE Systems

Team Leader Award - Sponsored by DS Smith

This is awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.


Lydia Balogun-Wilson

Regional Engineering Authority,
BP plc


Ana Gillan
Director of Field Specialists and Shared Services, Cloudera, BAE Systems
Jennifer Myers
Test Manager, Bord Gais Energy
Lizzie Brown
Vice President Technology Workforce & Talent Excellence, American Express
Namrata Rajyaguru
IT Programme Manager, Royal Mail
Sally Draper
COO UK & Ireland, Avanade
Wendy Burns
Senior Manager, Service Delivery, Dell Technologies

Tech For Good Award - Sponsored by RS Group

This is awarded to a woman who is driving forward an initiative that uses tech for good – whether as part of a social enterprise, diversity and inclusion, a focus on sustainability or any other area of impact.


Keisha Garcia

VP Technical Programme Management and Digital Foundations,


Fran Baker
Director of Sustainability & Social Impact, Arm Ltd
Jeni Trice
CEO, Founder and Chief Coding Adventurer, Get with the Program
Shany Mizrahi
Otero Senior Sustainability Consultant, Fujitsu
Omobolanle Banwo Osadolo
Brand Identity Consultant, Azari Women in Tech Africa