WeAreTechWomen are proud to announce our 2022 TechWomen100 shortlist

WeAreTechWomen is extremely proud to announce the TechWomen100 shortlist for 2022!

Since July 2022, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor Barclays, WeAreTechWomen has now identified a shortlist of 200.

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for future generations of tech talent. Highlighting the achievements of these women is part of WeAreTechWomen’s campaign to shine a spotlight on 1,000 future female leaders in technology by 2025.

The shortlist showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector, including Marie Hemingway, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Speak Out Revolution, a not-for-profit with a mission to cancel the culture of silence on harassment in the workplace; Dayo Akinrinade, who built a social audio app to democratise access to mentorship and create a diverse community centred on knowledge sharing; Jessica Heagren, co-founder of That Works For Me, a platform that connects forward-thinking businesses with professional mums looking for flexible work; Priyanka Gangishetty, Senior Azure Customer Engineer at Microsoft and ambassador for women in STEM, aiming to show young girls from all backgrounds that you can achieve your dreams; and Dr Chun Huang, Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and an award-winning innovator, working to reduce human impact on climate change.

The awards also recognise Champions, Networks and Companies, who are all actively supporting the progression of women in tech and STEM. The TechWomen100 awards also celebrate women in tech from outside the UK, in the Global Award for Achievement category.

The full shortlist includes individuals from leading firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, Santander, Amazon, Royal Air Force, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan and many more.

Over the nomination period, we received over 1,000 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees.

DISCOVER OUR SHORTLIST

The public vote of support will open on 04 October for our 200 individual shortlist nominees. Votes can be cast here*.

*Please note there is no public vote for Champions, Companies, Global Award for Achievement or Networks.

Craig Bright, Barclays“At Barclays, we’re focused on improving gender diversity through a workplace environment and culture that enables our female colleagues to fulfil their career aspirations. For me, as a leader in technology, this means really investing in how we attract, retain and develop our female tech talent. Recognising and celebrating female technologists is fundamental towards closing the gender gap and building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture across the industry. Barclays has been working with WeAreTechWomen since 2015 because they do a fantastic job of shining a spotlight on female role models in technology, and those who support and empower them to realise their full potential. We want to help promote, support and amplify those voices leading positive change and inspiring others, which is why we’re proud to be the headline sponsor for the 2022 TechWomen100 awards.”

CRAIG BRIGHT, GROUP CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, BARCLAYS

“At WeAreTechWomen, we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech. Our strategic aim is to highlight 1,000 female future leaders in technology by 2025.”

“The response to this year’s awards has been fantastic and the calibre of entries has been outstanding. I am so proud to see so many women in tech recognised for their achievements and really look forward to seeing who our final winners will be on 10 October.”

VANESSA VALLELY OBE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, WEARETECHWOMEN

The 2022 awards are kindly powered by Barclays and sponsored by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, BT, Clifford Chance, Credit SuisseFunding CircleGoldman SachsHuawei, Morgan Stanley, Northern TrustOliver Wyman, PwC and Sky.

We would like to personally thank our judges who all gave up their valuable time to assemble our shortlist and to help WeAreTechWomen recognise the fantastic achievements of all of our amazing nominees.

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees and best of luck in the next round of judging.

The final list will be announced 10 October. Finalists will be invited to attend a virtual award’s ceremony on 06 December.

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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on '5G Enabling Digital Transformations of Industries' with Wenbing Yao, Huawei UK

In this episode of She Talks Tech, Wenbing Yao – Vice President at Huawei UK – takes a look at some of the most active industries leading in 5G adoption, including smart ports, manufacturing and robotic chemical site monitoring.

She explains how these latest ‘use’ cases of 5G solutions have helped industrial sectors achieve greater operational efficiencies, cost savings and safer working conditions for employees.

More so, Wenbing describes how the ICT industry has the potential to help reduce global emissions by 20%, despite contributing toward 2% of the world’s carbon emissions.

If you want to find out more about Wenbing, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

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Looking to 'Level Up' your career? Join us on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities & more

Looking to ‘level up’ your career? Join us at our Level Up Summit on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities and much more!

Over the past seven years, WeAreTechWomen’s Women in Tech conference and summit events have helped over 11,000 female technologists upskill and grow their networks.

We are now delighted to introduce our latest offering – the “Level Up” Women in Tech summit bringing together best practices for career progression. The summit will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London on 06 December 2022 for over 400 in-person attendees, as well as through our live stream for thousands of participants.

WeAreTechWomen Barriers to Tech surveyWhy Level Up?

Just 17 per cent of tech workers in the UK are female, with even fewer in senior leadership – and our recent research with Tech Talent Charter and Ipsos Mori showed that one in five women are thinking of leaving the tech industry! We need to think fast and act innovatively if we are to keep women engaged in the industry and to accelerate their rise to the top.  At WeAreTechWomen, we want to ensure that Women in Tech and the UK tech industry are successful today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

About Level Up

The “Level Up” summit will bring together awesome industry speakers, panels, and personal stories to provoke your thinking, answer your questions and share sustainable solutions to help change representation outcomes in the tech industry. Time will be built into every session for lively facilitated table discussions so you and your colleagues can build executable ideas to progress back at the office from what you’ve learned at the summit.

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Who should attend?


Our Level Up Summit has been designed around and created for:

  • Mid-level Women in Tech e.g. 7 years+ experience, expecting to move into decision-making roles or seeking their next promotion
  • Male allies
  • HR/Tech business partners driving change
  • Senior tech leaders
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leaders
  • ERG leaders supporting Women in Tech
  • Individuals representing smaller companies who want to drive change for women in tech
  • Individuals who are keen to progress themselves, network and gain industry connections

Why attend?


In-person attendees will have access to an entire exhibition floor where you can:

  • meet our sponsor organisations and learn about their career opportunities in tech
  • connect with other attendees to share ideas and practice your networking skills
  • benefit from access to mentors
  • speak with our on-site career coaches about achieving your ambitions and addressing any concerns
  • have professional headshots for your social media channels

Meet the incredible Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

She’s In CTRL - Anne Marie ImafidonDr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE shares stories from her book “She’s in CTRL”, including how she founded the amazing tech organisation Stemettes, why she believes women need to take back tech, the importance of role models and her top tips for for a successful technology career.

 

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Plus hear from some inspiring leaders in tech...

What else is going on at Level Up?

LinkedIn Clinic

Need help with your LinkedIn profile or social media presence? You can visit our social experts for top tips and advice.

Headshots

Need a new headshot? You can book to have your new headshot taken by our team of photographers. Limited spaces, booking required.

Coaches

We will have a number of career coaches on site throughout the day. If you need help with your career choices, you can check in with one of our experts.

Creche

Worried about the kids? The summit has an on-site creche to support participating parents (limited spaces apply)! These areas will be open throughout the day.

Exhibition Village

Visit our sponsors to find out about career opportunities and to learn how they are supporting women in tech within their organisations.

CV Clinic

CV Clinic

Need help revamping your CV? You can visit our experts for top tips and practical advice.


Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'Thriving as an Introverted Leader' with Carol Stewart, Abounding Solutions

In the work environment, it is often the case that the ones who ‘shout’ loudest are the ones who get ahead, and the quieter ones find themselves overlooked.

Some reports even show that introverts only account for 2% of senior executives, despite making up 30-50% of the population.

In this episode of She Talks Tech, we hear from Carol Stewart – Founder of Abounding Solutions, and Author of ‘Quietly Visible: Leading With Influence and Impact as an Introverted Woman’.

From selection interviews and networking, to meetings and open plan offices, Carol explores how introverts can overcome the challenges that face them at work, unlock their introverted super powers, and thrive as leaders in their own authentic, introverted way.

If you want to find out more about Carol, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

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In Her Shoes: Victoria Conry | Director, Senior Technology Manager, Bank of America

Meet Victoria Conry, Director, Senior Technology Manager at Bank of America

Victoria is a Director, Senior Technology Manager at Bank of America. She has worked for Bank of America in Chester for 9 years having moved from a stockbrokers in Dublin where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role

I have worked for Bank of America in Chester for 9 years having moved from a stockbrokers in Dublin where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant. My main focus in the bank has been around Risk (either financial or operational), Process Excellence and People Management. My current role is leading the Chester Technology Command Center Incident Management team – all significant technology incidents are escalated to the Command Center for engagement, escalation and ultimately to facilitate resolution.

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

I usually wake at 6 with a strong cup of coffee – my team are on shift from 7am so I check my emails to see what the morning may bring / if we need to be prepared from the handover from APAC. This will usually shape my day – there is a possibility that I need to log in from home if there is a significant incident. This coincides with getting my children ready and fed for school, along with cat and dog duties.

My day ends dependent on energy levels – a run or swim, some music, a book or simply mindless internet surfing.

Did you ever sit down and plan your career?

Since my dreams of being a vet were dashed – absolutely not. I studied Genetics in Cardiff University, followed by temping and working in multiple different jobs for a few years. I had no idea what I wanted to do long term until I was 26 and had perform some bookkeeping – I absolutely adored the structure and purity of accounting and so pursued that path within Financial Institutions.

What do you love about working for Bank of America?

The expanse of knowledge that is stored in peoples heads / in procedure documents / in process flows – it really is a whole world of knowledge to be gained and also the potential to harness the knowledge through both people and technology.

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

I would say my biggest challenge was to navigate the “Networking” aspect of my role. Being a natural introvert, my initial thoughts about “Networking” was to shrink away from it – the thought of  walking into a room full of unknown people that I had to socialise with alone drained and scared me. I overcame it by reformulating what I thought “Networking” meant – Networking to me now is a natural, organic interaction, the taking of opportunities to meet people with a common topic.

Once you have a common topic – it could be a question, a proposal or gaining feedback then the conversation flows.

Once I reframed my definition of Networking, it is now a natural part of my day.

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

I have been a mentor for most of my career at the Bank. The benefit of mentoring is that you can gain a lot of perspective by understanding what challenges individuals face and how certain situations are interpreted by others. By sharing thoughts in a safe environment, topics can be discussed with no fear of reprisal and getting that alternative view is extremely useful in then seeing things from others view point that may be different from your own.

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

See previous question – absolutely I do. My networking happens through my day to day work mainly eg. Reaching out to subject matter experts that may help to explain in further detail about an item. Also one of my most useful networking experiences was as Co-Chair of Women in Technology and Operations in Chester – I quickly got involved in organising events / inviting speakers to talk – this gave me a purpose and a great platform to talk to Senior Leaders that I otherwise would have no “common topic” with.

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

Try to understand “How” you like to work rather than a particular job title or division. What do you like doing – what are your skill sets and how are they best suited. Is it operational process related and therefore organisational skills / executive skills are well suited – is it as a technology specialist or with a specific skill set such as coding. My advice would be to search for roles based on the skills required rather than the job title. Technology provides so much opportunity for people with all skillsets that you should not feel limited whether you are a “technical” person or not.

What does the future hold for you?

Definitely to remain in the Bank. There are so many opportunities, so much interesting work being done and so many interesting people to talk to and connect with from across the globe. Working for a global organisation is absolutely fascinating – both from a People, Process and Technology point of view.


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Grab your copy of Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon's new book, She's In CTRL, now!

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Grab your copy of Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE’s new book, She’s In CTRL – out today!

She’s In CTRL - Anne Marie ImafidonShe’s In CTRL is an inspirational exploration of why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

The tech world might feel beyond reach, particularly if you’re a woman. With increasingly frank admission women are woefully under-represented in tech – roughly a mere quarter of the UK STEM workforce – the dangerous fact is clear our technology is the product of a series of big decisions made by a small number of people, mainly men. Our lives have gone digital, but our technology risks being tailored to a section of society whose lived experience may be far from our own.

In She’s In CTRL, computer scientist Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a dynamic advocate for women in STEM, calls time on women being cut out of the tech story. Technology is not an unchangeable force, nor the preserve of the elite, she argues. It is in our homes and in our hands. In her powerful book about women, tech and daring to dream, Dr Imafidon shows we have more agency than we think, drawing on her own experience and the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology.

The world needs more women in tech and, in her inspiring narrative, Dr Imafidon shows not only why this is but how we can all play our part in ensuring a future that’s evenly distributed.

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Meet Anne-Marie at our Level Up Summit on 06 December

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes & Author of She’s In CTRL, is just one of our amazing speakers at our upcoming summit on 06 December. Anne-Marie will sharing stories from her book, including how she founded the amazing tech organisation Stemettes, why she believes women need to take back tech, the importance of role models and her top tips for for a successful technology career, and much more.

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Hear from Anne-Marie about why you should join us at Level Up

Level Up Summit 2022

Don’t miss our Level Up Summit on 06 December, where we’re tackling the barriers for women in tech head on. Join us for keynotes, panels, Q&A’s & breakout sessions on finance, people management, negotiation, influencing skills, confidence building, building internal networks, maximising the power of mentorship, and much more. 

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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast - In the Lounge with Jonathan Kewley, Co-Head of the Clifford Chance Tech Group

She Talks Tech podcast - In the Lounge with Jonathan Kewley, Co-Head of the Clifford Chance Tech Group

In this episode of SheTalksTech we hear from Jonathan Kewley – Co-Head of the Clifford Chance Tech Group. 

Jonathan made press headlines last year regarding a manifesto he wrote in his bid to become managing partner for Clifford Chance. In the manifesto, he calls for the appointment of a chief happiness officer as well as micro retreats for staff. You can imagine the headlines! In a Law firm! Surely not…

Jonathan also talks about his career as a tech lawyer, his passion for equity, diversity and inclusion and how he has built an inclusive culture across the team he leads.

If you want to find out more about Jonathan, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Listen to more episodes of She Talks Tech here


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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast - In the Lounge with Funding Circle: The Importance of Male Allyship

She Talks Tech podcast - In the Lounge with Funding Circle- The Importance of Male Allyship

In this episode of SheTalksTech, we talk to Jamie Smith, VP of Engineering about his extensive career in tech.

Jamie explains how he has fostered inclusion across the large engineering team at Funding circle and how he has personally developed the careers of others through allyship. Vanessa and Jamie discuss tangible examples of what good sponsorship looks like, as well as number of other top tips for  a successful tech career.

If you want to find out more about Jamie, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.

LISTEN HERE

‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Listen to more episodes of She Talks Tech here


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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'Getting Your D&I Together' with Cat Wildman & Nic Ponsford, Co-Founders, The Global Equality Collective

She Talks Tech podcast - 'Getting Your D&I Together' with Cat Wildman & Nic Ponsford, Co-Founders, The Global Equality Collective

In this episode of She Talks Tech, we hear about all things ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ from Nic Ponsford and Cat Wildman – co-founders of the Global Equality Collective.

The Global Equality Collective is a grassroots movement made up of over 15,000 change makers, and more than 350 subject matter experts. They are working to provide organisations with the data, information and education they need to improve their diversity.

In this session, Nic and Cat explain some of the key issues facing organisations when it comes to diversity, and how we can solve them.

If you want to find out more about the GEC, click here.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Listen to more episodes of She Talks Tech here


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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'The Power of Professional Relationships' with Andy Lopata

She Talks Tech - 'The Power of Professional Relationships' with Andy Lopata

It’s no secret that the success of your career can be greatly affected by the strength of the relationships you have at work – be that with your peers, your bosses, your clients, or other key stakeholders.

In this episode of She Talks Tech, we hear from author, speaker and professional relationship strategist Andy Lopata. Andy explores the fundamentals of building, nurturing and leveraging strong professional relationships… PLUS he gives us some practical tips for achieving our full potential with the support of those around us.

If you want to find out more about Andy, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Listen to more episodes of She Talks Tech here