computer weekly'sNominations for Computer Weekly’s 2016 list of the 50 most influential women in UK technology close this week.

The deadline for submission of nominations to Computer Weekly’s awards is 5.00pm on Friday 22 April 2016, which means there is not long left to submit!

This is the fifth year the programme has been run. It aims to recognise and reward female leaders and role models who are making a difference to the IT industry landscape.

A panel of industry judges will be whittling the nominations to a shortlist of 50 based on the achievements, potential, leadership skills and influence of each nominee.

Judges of this year’s awards include:

  • Kayleigh Bateman, head of digital content and business development at WeAreTheCity.
  • Andrea Palmer, performance lead in IT&S at BP and treasurer of BCSWomen.
  • Sharon Clews, director of people and talent management at TechUK.
  • Maggie Berry, founder of Women in Technology.
  • Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates.
  • Rubi Kaur, senior technical architect at Vodafone Group and BCS council member.
  • Clare McDonald, business editor of Computer Weekly.
  • Bryan Glick, editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly readers are then invited to vote in an online poll for who they think should be crowned Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2016.

The final order of the top 50 and the winner of the award will be announced at a special event in London on 23 June as part of this year’s London Technology Week.

Last year’s winner was Last year’s winner was TechUK president and Citrix area vice-president for northern Europe Jacqueline de Rojas.

You can submit your entry here.

Those chosen for Computer Weekly’s most influential women in UK IT list will also be added to the nominations for UKtech50, our annual search for the most influential people in the UK technology scene.