Women in Tech, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT publish new practical guide to increasing gender diversity and inclusion

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have published a new book giving practical advice on increasing gender diversity and inclusion.

Women in Tech, by Gillian Arnold, Hannah Dee, Clem Herman, Sharon Moore, Andrea Palmer and Shilpa Shah, also acknowledges that the technology industry is not diverse and gender inclusive.

The book tackles the gender imbalance in technology professions offers expertise, initiatives and true stories to support those wishing to bring greater gender diversity into the workplace. It aims to inform regarding background, theory and policy; advise on concrete actions that can be undertaken, and to be an exemplar for companies, organisations, establishments and campaigns in the form of real-world case studies.

Women in Tech: A practical guide to increasing gender diversity and inclusion | Gillian Arnold, Hannah Dee, Clem Herman, Sharon Moore, Andrea Palmer, Shilpa Shah

It has long been recognised that the technology industry is not diverse and gender inclusive. In the UK, the proportion of women in technology roles has remained stubbornly beneath 20% for the last twenty years. With this book we hope to help address that. This guide to tackling the gender imbalance in technology professions offers expertise, initiatives and true stories to support those wishing to bring greater gender diversity into the workplace. It aims to inform regarding background, theory and policy; advise on concrete actions that can be undertaken, and to be an exemplar for companies, organisations, establishments and campaigns in the form of real-world case studies.

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Gillian ArnoldSpeaking about the new book, Gillian Arnold, Editor, said,  “There is a real skills-based need to act now in the industry and the technical professions.”

“In the UK, the proportion of women in technology roles has remained stubbornly beneath 20% for the last twenty years.”

“Women have also been the ones to take on the majority of the caring responsibilities during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and consequently their jobs and prospects have suffered.”

“This book lays out some of the sound business reasons that organisations can use to ensure that their whole workforce, from executives through coders, tech specialists and design engineers, recognises and upholds the benefits of diversity and inclusion.”

“It also looks at the support and encouragement available to girls and young women who want to pursue a technical career and outlines the work that is being done on this in schools, universities and colleges, and at a nationwide level.”

“It focuses on the steps required to establish projects to attract and retain women in the technology workforce, and drill down into specific activities for both areas.”

“We look at the biases that have led careers in technology to be discounted for women and how we can counter these.”

“And we offer sound and pragmatic ways to set up a project to increase the numbers of women in technology in workplaces and institutions.”

kay hussainKay Hussain, CEO, Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) added, “This book is a positive step forward for gender diversity and looks forward to practically supporting the reader to improve gender balance in their organisation.”

“With WISE Ten Steps™ we have a recommended and practical programme that is proven to be impactful.”

“Together we all can successfully address the challenge and thereby benefit individuals, families, communities and the country.”

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TechWomen100 Awards

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TechWomen100 Awards

Now in their fifth year, the TechWomen100 awards are once again looking to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women working in technology.

Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

These awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

In previous years, the awards have been supported by an array of FTSE sponsors and this year is no different.

We are proud to announce that the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards are powered by Goldman Sachs and supported by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Ipsos Mori, Oliver Wyman, and OpenFin.

We are extremely proud to receive the support of so many individuals and organisations for this years TechWomen100 Awards. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for their words of encouragement and for helping us to celebrate the achievements of the amazing women.

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The process

Nominations open online on 02 August via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 10 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three Champions, Global Award of Achievement, Companies and Networks.

The shortlist will then be published and we will also open the TechWomen100 individual category for public votes of support.

Winners will be announced in November and celebrated at a virtual award’s ceremony on 08 December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Global Award of Achievement, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
02 August 2021

Nominations close
10 September 2021

Shortlist announced & public vote opens
25 October 2021

Voting closes
05 November 2021

Winners announced
15 November 2021

Winner’s celebration event  (virtual)
08 December 2021

Opportunities to sponsor

If you are interested in supporting the TechWomen100 Awards as a sponsor, we'd love to hear from you. To be a part of these special awards and to help us inspire and upskill women in tech globally, speak to a member of our team.

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Calling all women in tech! We want to hear about you and your career

Calling all women in tech – we want to hear about you and your career!

WeAreTechWomen have partnered with leading research firm, Ipsos MORI & Tech Talent Charter to conduct a survey to discover the barriers faced by women working in technology.

The results of this survey will enable us to understand how you feel as a woman in tech and the challenges you face around career progression.

A summary of the survey results will be published alongside a set of recommendations to organisations to help them to understand these challenges and to think about how they can put in to place initiatives to support the career progression of their female technologists.

The survey responses are anonymous and your data will not be shared publicly.


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Sahydi Garcia

In Her Shoes: Sahydi Garcia | Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Sahydi GarciaSahydi Garcia is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley in Enterprise Technology and Services based in London.

Sahydi is responsible for driving the adoption and implementation of Agile & DevOps practices and principles for the Corporate Workplace Technology department. She also performs project management/business analyst roles to deliver business outcomes for stakeholders in Corporate Information Management. In January 2016, Sahydi was named Vice President and later that year she accepted a mobility opportunity to move from New York to Glasgow. In October 2018, she accepted a mobility opportunity to London.

Sahydi started her career in Technology at the Firm in 2011 as an IT Service Delivery Manager in End User Technology, supporting the delivery of technology services to end users in Wealth Management branches during the Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney joint venture. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2004 as an Associate in Reengineering and Expense Management based in New York, serving as a Sourcing Manager in Corporate Services.

On a typical workday, how do you start your day and how does it end?

My typical day starts before 6am, which is always followed by a bowl of porridge and cup of coffee. With lockdown easing and outdoor gyms opened, I have been getting in a workout before the workday starts. These days that means a spin or HIIT class. Then, I log on to quickly review emails from the prior evening and shift focus to the biggest priorities I have for the day. My typical workday ends in Zoom meetings with New York colleagues.

Did you ever sit down and plan your career?

I never sat down and strategically planned my career. However, I do periodically stop to think about the next step. Early on, I assumed that I needed to have a grand vision for my life and have it all figured out at once. In actuality, life and careers are rarely linear. My journey has been guided by thinking one step ahead, and my willingness to be uncomfortable and enthusiastically accept new opportunities when presented.

What do you love about working for Morgan Stanley?

I most admire the professional integrity of the people I work with at Morgan Stanley. Our corporate culture is guided by the Firm’s five core values of Do the Right Thing, Put Clients First, Lead with Exceptional Ideas, Commit to Diversity and Inclusion, and Give Back. The work environment reflects those ideals and challenges us to strive for our personal best, regardless of role or position. This enables us to attract incredible people, and I am regularly impressed with the combination of talent and drive my colleagues possess. They make me want to show up and be better.

Have you faced any challenges along the way and if so, how did you overcome these challenges?

Naturally, I have faced challenges in my career. I am surrounded by brilliant people, often with way more experience and knowledge than I have. That is not a comfortable position to be in, but I eventually came to realize that I had two choices. I can feel threatened by this, allow my imposter syndrome to emerge, and have it prevent me from asking questions and getting engaged. Or, I could be vulnerable and embrace that I will not know everything and ask for help. I now approach these situations as a learning opportunity rather than a judgement of my ability.

Have you benefited from coaching, mentoring or the sponsorship of others?

It’s impossible to have a meaningful career on your merit alone. I would not be where I am today without the generosity and support of coaches, mentors, and sponsors. A piece of advice I would give to my younger self is to invest in these types of relationships early on because they truly allow you to ascend. Coaches will help you to improve your skills, while mentors will help you to develop your career, and sponsors will advocate on your behalf when you are not in the room. You need them all, go find them, and don’t just take it from me, take it from Carla Harris!

Do you believe in the power of networking? If so, where do you network?

All my career opportunities have stemmed from the relationships I have built over time, so I firmly believe in the power of networking. Whether you are searching for a new home or shifting careers, your network can bring new opportunities and ideas to light. Personally, I lean heavily on the various professional networks we have at Morgan Stanley, like Women in Technology. We host various networking and knowledge sharing events intended to establish community and new connections across the Technology organization. Still, I look forward to the days where we can mix more casually in person, and we can make new connections casually chatting to the person standing next to you.

What advice would you give to those who aspire to a career in tech?

If you are passionate about problem solving, think creatively, have varied interests, and enjoy learning new things, you can have a fulfilling career in Technology. This does not mean you need to have a CS degree, be a coder, or engineer. Throughout the course of your career in tech, you can pick up different skills and hold different roles. My advice is to pursue what interests you, work hard at it, find ways to make your skills useful, and remain open to change.

What does the future hold for you?

The experience of the pandemic has made me re-evaluate a number of things including planning too far ahead or setting expectations around what the future holds. As a result, this is a difficult question for me to answer. The things I am striving towards this year include being more mindful of where I spend my time (goodbye Instagram, you are missed), questioning whether the time I invest adds value (to others and myself), and no longer postponing experiences, even if they are uncomfortable. Professionally, this has led me to slowly and reluctantly face my fear of presenting to large groups and like most things, it will require a tremendous amount of effort and energy to develop this skill. To answer the question boldly, which is not my natural inclination, in the future you will see me presenting at a TED Talk.

To learn more about Technology careers at Morgan Stanley, please click here

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In Her Shoes: Emily Beeney | Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Emily Beeney is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, leading the Information Security Incident Management and Investigations analytics mission to detect potentially malicious Insiders within Morgan Stanley’s network. ​

As Co-Chair of Morgan Stanley Glasgow’s Women in Technology Network, Emily defines and delivers the Firm’s diversity strategy at a local level. ​

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TechWomen100 Awards 2021

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Just one week to go until nominations open for the TechWomen100 Awards 2021.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. Women make up just 17 per cent of the industry. There are some fantastic awards for women working in tech, however, most of these focus on senior women.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight senior and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine.

This is why the TechWomen100 Awards were created. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

The awards also feature a “Global Award for Achievement” category, to help expand our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within the tech industry outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2021 awards are kindly powered by Goldman Sachs and sponsored by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Ipsos Mori, Oliver Wyman, and OpenFin.

The process

Nominations open online on 02 August via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 10 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three Champions, Global Award of Achievement, Companies and Networks.

The shortlist will then be published and we will also open the TechWomen100 individual category for public votes of support.

Winners will be announced in November and celebrated at a virtual award’s ceremony on 08 December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Global Award of Achievement, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
02 August 2021

Nominations close
10 September 2021

Shortlist announced & public vote opens
25 October 2021

Voting closes
05 November 2021

Winners announced
15 November 2021

Winner’s celebration event  (virtual)
08 December 2021


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The Key to Designing Inclusive Tech | Capgemini

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Digital technologies are increasingly embedded in all aspects of human life.

With the integration of these technologies into products and services, exclusionary and biased outputs are also increasingly common, including biases and discrimination from AI-enabled systems. Against this backdrop, there has been a rising demand for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workforce, especially in technology teams that develop and deploy the technologies with which end users interact. Do organisations understand the interplay between inclusion and diversity of tech workforce and the inclusive design of technologies?

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TechWomen100 Awards

WeAreTechWomen are proud to announce Goldman Sachs as headline sponsor for our TechWomen100 Awards

TechWomen100 Awards

WeAreTechWomen is excited to announce Goldman Sachs as our headline sponsor for the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

Now in their fIfth year, the TechWomen100 awards are once again looking to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women working in technology.

Our strategic objective is to use the awards to highlight 1,000 future female tech leaders by 2030. To date, we have celebrated the success of over 375 incredible women, alongside outstanding tech networks, senior champions who are driving change and companies who are doing their upmost to support the careers of their female technologists.

In previous years, the awards have been supported by an array of FTSE sponsors and this year is no different.

We are extremely proud to announce that the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards are powered by Goldman Sachs. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Goldman Sachs for their support for this year’s awards, their words of encouragement and for helping us to celebrate the achievements of amazing women.

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The TechWomen100 awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level.

We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

The awards also feature a “Global Award for Achievement” category, to help expand our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within the tech industry outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

Opportunities to sponsor

If you are interested in supporting the TechWomen100 Awards as a sponsor, we'd love to hear from you. To be a part of these special awards and to help us inspire and upskill women in tech globally, speak to a member of our team.

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Blue Origin First Human Flight Wally Funk

Wally Funk becomes the oldest person to go into space

Wally Funk has made history by becoming the oldest person to go into space, and has finally realised her dream of being an astronaut.

Thanks to Jeff Bezos, Funk was finally able to go into space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard first crewed flight to space. The journey was New Shepard’s 16th flight to space.

Funk and Bezos were also be joined by his brother Mark Bezos, and the auction winner on the flight, 18-year-old, Oliver Daemen.

The flight lasted around 11 minutes from launch to capsule landing. Astronauts experienced three to four minutes of zero-gravity and travelled above the Karman Line, which is considered to be the boundary of space.

About Wally Funk

Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk was born 1st February 1939, in Las Vegas.

Wally is an American aviator, commercial astronaut, and Goodwill Ambassador.

She was the first female air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, the first female civilian flight instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the first female Federal Aviation Agency inspector.

Wally is also one of the Mercury 13. The Mercury 13 Women in Space Program was a privately-funded program to see how women would cope with space training.

The women were put through the same rigorous physical and mental testing as male astronauts. Wally passed her tests and was qualified to go into space. Her score was the third best in the Mercury 13 program.

However, despite completing their training, the program was cancelled, and none of the thirteen flew.

Wally never gave up her dream of going into space and  when NASA finally began accepting women in the late 1970s, Funk applied three times. Despite her impressive credentials, she was turned down for not having an engineering degree or a background as a test pilot.

In July 2020, Wally published a memoir, Higher Faster Longer —My Life in Aviation and My Quest for Space Flight .

Watch the launch below


About Blue Origin

Blue Origin was founded by Jeff Bezos with the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. To preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes that humanity will need to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin is working on this today by developing partially and fully reusable launch vehicles that are safe, low cost and serve the needs of all civil, commercial and defense customers. Blue’s efforts to fly astronauts to space on New Shepard, produce reusable liquid rocket engines, create a highly-reusable orbital launch vehicle with New Glenn and return Americans to the surface of the Moon—this time to stay—will add new chapters to the history of spaceflight and move us closer to fulfilling that founding vision.

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TechWomen100 Awards 2021

Two weeks to go until nominations open | TechWomen100 Awards 2021

WeAreTechWomen TechWomen100 Awards 2021

Just two weeks to go until nominations open for the TechWomen100 Awards 2021.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. Women make up just 17 per cent of the industry. There are some fantastic awards for women working in tech, however, most of these focus on senior women.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight senior and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine.

This is why the TechWomen100 Awards were created. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

The awards also feature a “Global Award for Achievement” category, to help expand our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within the tech industry outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.

The 2021 awards are kindly powered by Goldman Sachs and sponsored by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Ipsos Mori, Oliver Wyman, and OpenFin.

The process

Nominations open online on 02 August via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 10 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three Champions, Global Award of Achievement, Companies and Networks.

The shortlist will then be published and we will also open the TechWomen100 individual category for public votes of support.

Winners will be announced in November and celebrated at a virtual award’s ceremony on 08 December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Global Award of Achievement, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
02 August 2021

Nominations close
10 September 2021

Shortlist announced & public vote opens
25 October 2021

Voting closes
05 November 2021

Winners announced
15 November 2021

Winner’s celebration event  (virtual)
08 December 2021


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Goldman Sachs

SPONSORED BY

TechWomen100 Awards Sponsors 2021-1

Yasmin Johal

TechWomen100: What happened next for Yasmin Johal

Yasmin JohalIn this ongoing series, we speak to our winners about life after winning a TechWomen100 Award.

Now in their fifth year, the TechWomen100 Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in tech – the emerging tech talent and role models for the future.

We spoke with Yasmin Johal, who won a TechWomen100 Award in 2020.

Yasmin Johal is an Associate at CMS UK specialising in FinTech and sits in the Financial Services Regulation team. She provides advice and helps shape developments in the fintech industry internationally. She is a committee member of the CMS equIP accelerator programme - designed to nurture the development of tech start-ups across the world. She is also a founding member of both the CMS #Leadhers & BAME founders campaigns, which help increase female & BAME diversity within the tech industry. Yasmin sits on the committee of the BAME Network and Inclusions Mental Health & Wellbeing Network which help foster diversity & inclusion across CMS globally. She is a tech speaker, podcast host and an advocate for increasing female & BAME representation in fintech. She has also authored industry thought leadership pieces on financial regulation, FinTech & innovation. Yasmin was named as one of the Top 35 Women in FinTech worldwide recognised as a Standout 35 Star in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020. She was also named as one of WeAreTechWomen’s Top 100 Women in Technology and was a TechWomen100 2020 Award Winner.

How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a TechWomen100 award?

I was delighted to have won the award and be selected amongst such amazing role models within the tech sector. For me, it really shows the diversity of the tech sphere and also that tech is an industry and a wider ecosystem, and I am excited to be  involved in that ecosystem and be making a contribution in the tech sector.

Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the TechWomen100 award?

Since the award I was humbled to have been recongised as one of the Top 35 Women in FinTech worldwide recognised as a “Standout 35 Star in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020” with Innovate Finance, being commended for my involvement and advancement of the fintech sector. I have also had various speaking engagements, having been a panellist for the One Tech World conference with WATW, speaking with Cajigo regarding Women in Fintech and also speaking at various events regarding diversity within fintech. In addition to this, I have featured in numerous blogs and thought leadership pieces where I have discussed the importance of diverse representation within the fintech ecosystem and have been recognised as an “exceptional female role model”. In my professional capacity, I continue to work with broadsheets and industry bodies to help advance fintech tools and resources for all players within the fintech sphere.

What advice would you give to someone else going through the award’s process?

Network with everyone else that is involved in the award process, you can make so many acquaintances, allies and friends this way!

What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers? 

Find your support network, these are the people that will champion your success.


The 2021 TechWomen100 Awards will open for nominations on 02 August 2021. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

Discover what happened next for some of our other TechWomen100 winners:

Kulvinder Panesar“I leveraged this award with further a role of a Speaker Manager alongside my current AITN ambassadorship at AiTechNorth.   My role was to enable a dialogue with potential speakers who were business leaders, senior executives, and technologists, and to discuss their talks to find an amicable for the AI Summit Theme.  I have further hosted an AI Tech North – innovation exchange fringe event – AI for Business with two renowned experts on Thursday 18th June.  I feel my personal brand is developing as an academic delivering AI courses, pursuing my conversational AI research and widening my knowledge of the AI space.  My AI tech North activities I feel have enriched my academic delivery.”

Kulvinder Panesar, TechWomen100 Winner 2019

Lisa Ventura“I was in total shock when it was announced that I had won a TechWomen100 award, I couldn’t believe it! I was so honoured to win this award and to be alongside so many other amazing women in the technology industry. It was a dream come true! I was so very sorry not to be able to make the ceremony and meet everyone, my father was in ill health at the time and I couldn’t leave him – I so wish I could have been there to meet all the other amazing and inspiring women who won a TechWomen100 award.”

Lisa Ventura, TechWomen100 Winner 2019