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Just one week to go until nominations open for the TechWomen100 Awards 2022.

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 2022 awards are kindly sponsored by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, BT, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Funding Circle, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, PwC and Sky.

The process

Nominations open online on 01 July via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 12 August.

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 October and celebrated at award’s ceremony on 06 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
01 July 2022

Nominations close
12 August 2022

Shortlist announced
03 October 2022

Public vote opens
04 October 2022

Voting closes
07 October 2022

Winners announced
10 October 2022

Winner’s celebration event
06 December 2022


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Two weeks to go until nominations open | TechWomen100 Awards 2022

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Just two weeks to go until nominations open for the TechWomen100 Awards 2022.

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 2022 awards are kindly sponsored by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, BT, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Funding Circle, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, PwC and Sky.

The process

Nominations open online on 01 July via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 12 August.

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 October and celebrated at award’s ceremony on 06 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
01 July 2022

Nominations close
12 August 2022

Shortlist announced
03 October 2022

Public vote opens
04 October 2022

Voting closes
07 October 2022

Winners announced
10 October 2022

Winner’s celebration event
06 December 2022


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TechWomen100 Sponsors 2022

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Recommended Event: 01/07/2022: TechWomen100 Awards Alumni 2020-2021 Networking Event

TechWomen100 Award Alumni Networking Event

WeAreTechWomen and Goldman Sachs are excited to invite our TechWomen100 alumni from 2020 and 2021 to an evening of networking with your fellow winners.

Our alumni are in for a fun packed evening including a welcome from our hosts, a keynote and speed networking, hosted by Vanessa Vallely OBE, CEO, WeAreTechWomen.

This is fantastic opportunity to network with fellow winners and the WeAreTechWomen/TechWomen100 family.

We cannot wait to see you in person and hope you can join us!

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If you are winner in 2020/21 and haven’t received your invitation to join us, please email [email protected]

Goldman Sachs

"I am so excited to welcome the winner's of our 2020/2021 awards to Goldman Sach's on 01 July. My team and I had the pleasure of meeting all of our amazing winners via zoom and online as part of their learning day at Durham University, however seeing everyone in person will be very special indeed. I am looking forward to speed networking everyone and to help facilitate connections for the future."

— Vanessa Vallely OBE, CEO, WeAreTechWomen

Location

Goldman Sachs International
25 Shoe Lane
London
EC4A 4AU


2021 WeAreTechWomen - Looking back

Looking back at 2021: A WeAreTechWomen round-up

2021 WeAreTechWomen - Looking back

2021 is nearly over and to celebrate the year gone by, WeAreTechWomen is taking a look back at our top moments.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to once again continue to adapt and innovate to host our events, conferences and awards virtually.

This year, we have published over 2,000 articles on WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen; promoted over 500 learning events; profiled over 500 women and men who shared their stories and experiences; collaborated on 35 new partnerships with other organisations; and supported 30 difference campaigns and 15 charities. Our WeAreVirtual webinar series delivered 45 webinars from leading speakers, experts and coaches to a global audience of 25,000.

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without our supporters. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us this year. A huge thank you to our clients, sponsors, speakers, judges, partners, champions, advocates and above all, our community. We look forward to supporting you and your progression in 2022.

Check out what happened during our 2021 below:

Rising Star alumni & 3MJanuary

We started the New Year with a bang at WeAreTechWomen. January saw some of our Rising Star alumni and sponsors helping inspire students into STEM.

WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Stars in Science and Engineering alumni helped inspire Year 9 students in Leicestershire, through 3M’s STEM careers Q&A.

3M sponsors the Science and Engineering category of the Rising Star Awards programme, championing females working in the industry who help to highlight the wide range of STEM careers available.

The Q&A session was attended by teachers from Soar Valley College, the Jameah Girls Academy and South Charnwood High School who put forward questions to the panel on behalf of their students. In addition, questions from students attending Orchard Mead Academy and Lancaster Academy were invited.

Amber O’Connor, Hannah Ratcliffe, Katie Burnell and Rebecca Cocklin were joined on the panel by 3M’s Sarah Chapman, EMEA market segment Application Engineering manager for the Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division and a Science and Engineering Rising Star in 2016.

We also launched Season 2 of our She Talks Tech podcast.

‘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 2021.

LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST

February

In February, we invited you to attend the most exciting virtual women in tech conference of 2021!

Our 2021 One Tech World conference brought you the very best global virtual learning experience. Our conference provided ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We were blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who joined us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We delivered innovative sessions on over 50 different areas of tech, with a side order of career development and ample networking opportunities.

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BOOK YOUR TICKET

March

In March, we celebrated Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

This year’s theme was #ChooseToChallenge – which looked to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

We marked the occasion by creating our #ChooseToChallenge100 campaign, asking 100 women and the public to share their stories as to how and why they choose to challenge for gender equality.

Our campaign included stories of challenge from Helen Pankhurst CBE, Women’s Rights Campaigner and Senior Advisor, Care International; Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley; June Angelides CBE, Early Stage Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Advocate for the Rights of Working Mothers; Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO, Ann Summers; Catherine Mayer, Author & Co-Founder, Women’s Equality Party and Primadonna Festival; Deborah Francis-White, Comedian, Writer, Podcaster, The Guilty Feminist; Claire Cohen, Women’s Editor, The Telegraph; and Liv Cooke, Freestyle Football World Champion, plus so many more incredible women.

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WeAreTechWomen hosted its first three-day virtual conference for female technologists, One Tech World, in May.

The conference, proudly sponsored by BAE Systems and supported by Accenture, CMS, Credit Suisse, Discovery+, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, MarketAxess, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, OpenFin, PwC, Robert Walters, Royal Air Force, Royal Bank of Canada, Sage, Sky, Societe Generale, and SUSE; saw over 1,500 delegates log on around the globe, from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Bank of England, Mastercard, UBS, EY, Nationwide, National Grid, BT, Mettle, Dell, Vodafone, Schroders, Ipsos, Atos, Santander, and many more.

The three-day conference consisted of two stages, Let’s Talk Tech and Career Development, with 197 speakers, held over 20 Q&A panels and shared over 130 webinars, which have been watched over 15,000 times. Delegates could shape their own learning as well as revisiting sessions they may have missed, with a 30-day playback.

Across the three days, delegates enjoyed listening to high-profile speakers including Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award Winning Author; Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO; Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc., plus many more.

June

In June, we gave you another chance to join our One Tech World conference – with our Digital Pass.

The digital pass was for individuals who didn’t manage to secure a ticket the first time around. With the ticket, you could access the platform for 14 days in order to gain a deeper understanding of over 25 different areas of tech. Thanks to the help of over 197 global speakers we covered everything from Technology Trends, AI, Cyber, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Drones, Internet of Things, Wearables, Agile, DevOps, Fintech, Payments, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, HealthTech and Diversity & Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Mental Health in Tech, Returnships and Flexible Working.

July

July saw us announce that Goldman Sachs were our headline sponsors for our 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

We were also proud to announce that the awards were 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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Nominations for our TechWomen100 Awards opened in August.

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.

August also saw us launch our new Women in Tech job board platform.

Our new revamped job board for women in tech won’t solve world peace, but it may help you find the job of your dreams at an employer that will truly support you and your career. We won’t be working with every company, just those that can demonstrate they are on the journey towards gender equality and that they are putting in place programmes or support systems to progress women in the workplace.

If you are looking to change roles and feel you are ready for an exciting new career change, please explore the jobs on the new job board. We are featuring full-time, part-time, flexible, work for home roles, as well as many other opportunities, such as return to work programmes.

If you are an immediate job seeker, you can also upload your CV to the portal, sign up for job alerts and read about some of the companies who are recruiting via our company site pages.

September

In September, we announced our partnership with Speakers for Schools to inspire the next generation of technologists.

Speakers for Schools help young people access the top opportunities through free inspiring school talks and eye-opening onsite and virtual work experience.

October

October saw us announce the shortlist for our 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

The shortlist showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector, including Hana Bird, a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for In-Space Missions, who worked on their first mission, Faraday Phoenix; and Priyanka Mittal, who led the Cloud-based architecture of two national programmes at NHS Digital, which have been the backbone of the government’s response to COVID-19; Esther Akpovi, also known as the Gen Z Cheerleader, who is an award-winning Youth and Education activist.

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.

November

We unveiled the winners of the TechWomen100 Awards in November.

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector including Manisha Ganguly, who is a multi-award-winning independent conflict journalist & filmmaker using open-source techniques to investigate human rights abuses under conditions of war; Alice Hendy, who founded the app, R;pple Suicide Prevention, after the tragic loss of her brother, Josh, in 2020; Priyanka Mittal, who led the Cloud-based architecture of two national programmes at NHS Digital, which have been the backbone of the government’s response to COVID-19; and Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee, a Senior Flight Systems Engineer, working on a next generation fast jet, the Tempest project.

The winners include individuals from leading firms such as Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, The British Army, NHS Digital, BT, Transport for London, Vodafone, BBC World Service, Google, Mastercard, London Stock Exchange and many more.

DISCOVER ALL OUR WINNERS

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In December, we celebrated the winners of the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards via a virtual award’s ceremony.

Given the circumstances, the team at WeAreTechWomen had to do things a little differently, once again, with our awards this year.

Over the course of the night, our attendees were congratulated by our sponsors and special guests and we heard from inspirational speakers and entertainers, who all endeavoured to create a truly magically experience.

The event was attended by winners, judges, sponsors and special guests and our winners had the opportunity to network with each other in our interactive breakout rooms. Each winner received a goodie box with their award, complete with champagne, chocolates, books and other treats.

The virtual award’s ceremony was hosted by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting. Throughout the evening, we were joined by our special guests, award-winning Entrepreneur, Personal Brand Expert, Speaker & Author, Bianca Miller-Cole;  Singer-Songwriter, Shae Universe; and Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist and Writer, Jaspreet Kaur.

Watch the highlights from the night below:


WeAreTechWomen are proud to unveil their TechWomen100 winners for 2021

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WeAreTechWomen, powered by Goldman Sachs, are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards.

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector including Manisha Ganguly, who is a multi-award-winning independent conflict journalist & filmmaker using open-source techniques to investigate human rights abuses under conditions of war; Alice Hendy, who founded the app, R;pple Suicide Prevention, after the tragic loss of her brother, Josh, in 2020; Priyanka Mittal, who led the Cloud-based architecture of two national programmes at NHS Digital, which have been the backbone of the government’s response to COVID-19; and Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee, a Senior Flight Systems Engineer, working on a next generation fast jet, the Tempest project.

The winners include individuals from leading firms such as Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, The British Army, NHS Digital, BT, Transport for London, Vodafone, BBC World Service, Google, Mastercard, London Stock Exchange and many more.

DISCOVER OUR WINNERS

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

WeAreTechWomen also announced their Editor’s Choice winner, Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC. Rob is an evangelist for the responsible and ethical adoption of AI and advises companies, governments and other global stakeholders on harnessing the opportunities of the technology to drive innovation in a way that increases trust. He is a regular media commentator, keynote speaker and an active voice on social media. He is particularly focused upon the issues and policies relating to the impact of automation on the workforce, the future skills agenda, and ensuring that the benefits to be delivered by AI are equitably spread across society. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an advisor to The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. He was voted ‘Tech Community Leader of the Year’ at CogX 2020, and HR Magazine announced him as an ‘HR Most Influential Thinker’. He is a high-profile male ally championing the Women-in-Tech agenda and he mentors and coaches several technologists both within and external to PwC.

Those receiving the Editor’s Choice award are individuals who have been specifically selected by the leadership team at WeAreTechWomen and one independent judge. This award recognises their outstanding contribution and tireless efforts towards women in tech.

Since August 2021, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. 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. This year’s winners join an alumnus of 350 winners from 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Highlighting the achievements of these women is part of the WeAreTechWomen’s campaign to shine a spotlight on 1,000 future female leaders in technology by 2025.

Orla Dunne, Goldman Sachs“Goldman Sachs is delighted to sponsor the TechWomen100 Awards in celebration of women making a huge impact on the technology industry.

As a firm, we are fully committed to developing and supporting talented individuals, advancing gender equality, and increasing diverse representation at every level. As we strive for excellence, a diverse workforce best positions us to serve our clients, as well as the communities in which we operate.

Awards such as this are a pivotal instrument for change, recognising our industry’s future leaders, and creating role models to inspire new talent into technology.”

ORLA DUNNE, PARTNER – HEAD OF CORE ENGINEERING IN EMEA, GOLDMAN SACHS

“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 look forward to celebrating our winners and their achievements.”

VANESSA VALLELY OBE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, WEARETECHWOMEN

The awards were entered by over 1,000 individuals from across the UK and Ireland and the nominees received over 40,000 votes of support from across the globe.

The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at a final list, due to the amazing achievements of our nominees.

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

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.

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TECHWOMEN100 ALUMNI EVENT FEATURED

26/11/2021: TechWomen100 Alumni | Durham University Learning Event

WeAreTechWomen are commited to supporting our TechWomen100 Alumni, and once again, in partnership with Durham University, we are providing them with the opportunity to attend a complementary full day seminar.

In this interactive virtual workshop, there are four sessions designed to help you further your understanding on certain tech topics and get the most out of your career. Plus there is a chance to hear Professor Sue Black’s story and ask her questions!

The session topics include Sentiment Analysis, Bias in Artificial Intelligence and Making the Most Out of LinkedIn.

All the sessions draw on Durham’s world-class research and teaching. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions, as well as some short individual exercises to help you to get the most out of the workshop.

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10:00 – Intro to the day with Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen

10.05 – Welcome from Professor Gordon Love, Head of Department of Computer Science, Durham University

10.10 – ‘If I can do it, so can you’ plus Q&A with Professor Sue Black OBE, Award-Winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert

10.40 – Break

10.50 – Session 1 – A world full of surprises: Bayesian theory of surprise to quantify degrees of uncertainty with Dr Nelly Bencomo

11.20 – Session 2 – Sentiment Analysis with Professor Alexandra Cristea

12.20 – Lunch & Networking

13:20 – Welcome back

13:25 – Session 3 – Maklng the most of Linkedin with Duncan McDonald

14:10 – Session 4 – The Bias and Ethics of AI with Dr Noura Al-Moubayed

14:55 – Wrap-Up

15:00 – End

Professor Sue Black OBE

A multi award winning Computer Scientist, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Professor Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a UK government advisor, thought leader, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker.

Professor Gordon Love

Professor Gordon Love is the Head of the Department of Computer Science at Durham University. He has overseen the tripling in size of the department over the last 5 years – both in terms of staff and students, and has really put an emphasis on gender diversity and promoting more women to come and study computer science and enter careers in tech. He is a physicist by background and his research is on optics and vision science.

Alexandra Cristea

Alexandra I. Cristea is Professor, Deputy Head, Director of Research and Head of the Artificial Intelligence in Human Systems research group in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University. She is Advisory Board Member at the Ustinov College, N8 CIR Digital Humanities team lead for Durham. She is Honorary Professor at the Computer Science Department, Warwick University.

Noura Al-Moubayed

Dr Al Moubayed is an Assistant Professor at the department of computer science in Durham University. Her main research interest is in explainable machine learning, natural language processing, and Bias in AI. She develops machine learning and deep learning solutions in the areas of healthcare, social signal processing, cyber-security, and Brain-Computer Interfaces. All of which involve high dimensional, noisy and imbalance data challenges. She leads on multiple projects in collaboration with different industrial partners with a team of over 10 researchers. I was ranked amongst the top 20 women in AI in the UK by RE•WORK 2019.

Duncan McDonald

Duncan McDonald is the Internships and Industry Manager for Durham University’s Computer Science department, managing relationships with a number of local and global firms to aid the recruitment of the University’s students and alumni. He has over 8 years of Business Development and Relationship Management experience within the HE sector and holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Sunderland, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Derby

Dr Nelly Bencomo

Dr Nelly Bencomo exploits the interdisciplinary aspects of software engineering, comprising both technical and human concerns while developing techniques for intelligent, autonomous and highly distributed systems. She is an Associate Professor in the CS Department at Durham University. Earlier, Nelly was a Senior Lecturer (equiv. Associate Professor) in the Computer Science Department at Aston University. From September 2020, she is also the PI of the EPSRC Twenty20Insight research project.

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Nominations are now closed for WeAreTechWomen's 2021 TechWomen100 Awards

TechWomen100 Nominations Closed

Nominations are now closed for WeAreTechWomen’s 2021 TechWomen100 Awards.

A shortlist of 200 women will now be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in October.

The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final 100 winners will then take place with independent judges. The TechWomen100 Award winners will be announced on 15 November and all winners, sponsors and supporters will be invited to attend a virtual award’s ceremony to celebrate on 08 December 2021.

For the TechWomen100 awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of 15 amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise in a particular field or their breadth of knowledge across the tech landscape.

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and nominees, we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to the female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the TechWomen100 awards in 2020.

Judging the TechWomen100 Awards is no easy task - discover our amazing judges!

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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.

Remaining timeline

  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 25 October 2021
  • Voting closes – 11 November 2021
  • Winners announced – 15 November 2021
  • Winner’s celebration event – 08 December 2021

*There is no public vote of support for the Champion, Global Award for Achievement, Network and Company categories

If you have any additional questions about the awards, please contact [email protected]. For further details about the awards, please click here.

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TechWomen100: What happened next for Isabel Chapman

What happened next for Isabel Chapman?

In 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 Isabel Chapman, who won a TechWomen100 Award in 2019.

Isabel Chapman

Isabel is a communications expert who has worked with young people, parents and disadvantaged, isolated communities for the last twelve years in various settings, including the Criminal Justice System, Peabody Housing Association, the Charity Sector and inner-city schools and estates.

Isabel has extensive experience and specialises in increasing access to opportunities through technology, co-creation of technology tools, demystifying technology, platforming the voices and experiences of those who are often forgotten and hard to reach.

Isabel has expertise in managing multi-stakeholders campaigns and programmes across the private and public sectors, focusing on social change, inequality and youth violence. In 2013 Isabel managed and coordinated The Oii My Size Campaign, which was awarded the Nominet Award for ‘Making the Internet a Safer Place.’ The Oii My Size campaign is an educational, youth-led website about the consequences and legalities of sexting. Isabel worked with The Pixel Parlour to support the campaigners to harness the power of technology to create social change, and empower young people with knowledge about the sharing of sexual images and information about a relatively new social issue. In 2013, in line with the change in the law to include 16 and 17 year old in the Domestic Abuse Victim definition, Isabel worked with Peabody Domestic Abuse lead and the Oii My Size group again to create a young person-specific webpage ‘What Is Normal?’ on the website, to allow young people to access reliable information online about Relationships and Domestic Abuse.

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

I was delighted and quite surprised to have been announced in the TechWomen100 award, to be honest. It was a huge accolade and a real sign of encouragement that I might not have had a conventional path into it, but that I do in fact work in Tech. The TechWomen100 Awards evening was one of the most amazing evenings, especially considering the next few months have been followed by the lockdown.

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

At the start of the lockdown in March 2020, along with Alex Baker who I support at Battersea Power Station with the Education Programme across Wandsworth (usually for one day a week pre-lockdown), we set up Power To Connect and I became a Director of the initiative, which has now been developed into a Community Interest Company. This was a direct response to the COVID19 Pandemic, where local schools shared with us that they were previously unaware of how many of their pupils and families were without laptops, tablets and wifi at home. This was a huge barrier for families and schools trying to engage in homeschooling across the lockdown.

In partnership, Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station launched the Power to Connect initiative. With a two-pronged approach, the project tackles digital poverty through data vouchers and laptops. The first was for Battersea Power Station Foundation to make a donation of £10,000 towards £10 data top-up vouchers for families on Pay As You Go systems on their mobile phones. The donation was made to the Council’s school meal voucher app as we identified most of the families struggling with access to data were also recipients of free school meals.

The second approach has been the campaign to encourage donations of old, working laptops/tablets. Launched in April 2020, Power to Connect has collected over 300 devices from local members of the community, refurbished them as Google Chromebooks and donated them to 36 local schools, guided by the Council’s Free School Meals Deprivation Data. Schools identify who the vulnerable families are who would benefit most from a laptop, and provide the devices for the families to keep, to support homeschooling.

Local volunteers were recruited via Social Media and through local community partners. Volunteers have been sought to provide IT specialism in repurposing the donated computers at the ROSE Community Club in Nine Elms, cleaning and checking devices; delivery/collection of the devices from the donors from across London, and delivering updated devices to schools and community groups.

  • 332 Devices donated to Power To Connect in total
  • 100 Donated by Corporate Partners
  • 80 Donated by Local Councils
  • 300 Updated Chromebook Devices delivered to Schools and Community Organisations since April 2020 in Wandsworth
  • 259 Laptops / 41 Tablets  / 2 iMAC Desktops / 8 iPhones all donated locally
  • 185 Devices Delivered to 36 schools
  • 48 Volunteers Signed Up as IT, Logistics and Transport Volunteers
  • 4 community organisations in Wandsworth benefitted – FAST London, Carney’s Community, Katherine Low Settlement and Waste Not Want Not (food poverty programme). Devices that are unable to be updated have been recycled locally

My role has been to oversee the setup and delivery of Power To Connect, coordinating all donations, volunteers and distribution of the Chromebook laptops. The TechWomen100 Award absolutely gave me the confidence to put myself forward as one of the founders and directors of Power To Connect. Access to laptops and data for families has been a passion of mine since working at #techmums; Power To Connect has allowed me to hopefully make a lasting impact on local families during the pandemic.

I have also helped to move Battersea Power Station Community Choir onto Zoom, helping over 70 choir members with rehearsing online and using Zoom for the first time, hosting virtual training sessions, as well as coordinating a top-secret project, where the choir remotely recorded a song with Sting, who lives at the Power Station. The choir meeting Sting and the song can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB8i2Kt9eaY / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MydHpXq-Quo

At the end of February 2020, I was invited to speak at the University of Leeds, where I studied to talk about the TechWomen100 Award and being self-employed in the creative industries.

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

My advice would be to put yourself forward, this process has taught me how the outdated and fixed ideas people have in their minds about what the Tech Sector and who works in it, needs to be challenged to make it more accessible for a diverse range of people.

Since the start of my career developing apps, websites and online campaigns with young people, I did not identify as working in Tech, even though Digital Innovation was a core part of all of my work.

I’d met some amazing mentors through the TechWomen100 process and I feel as if this is just the beginning for a really exciting part of my career, so I am very grateful to WeAreTheCity for the opportunity.

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

I think opportunities often evolve, they don’t arrive at your door fully formed. Events, courses, coffees, small pieces of work, or even an email, can lead to new opportunities, so where you can, put yourself out there. A lot of people like to talk a lot, but I prefer to get on and do things, making things happen quickly and responding to need. I’ve found being open-minded, reliable and working hard usually leads to new opportunities.

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

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.

Nominations close at 23:59 (BST) on 10 September 2021. Don’t miss your chance to nominate amazing women, Champions, Networks and Companies!

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What happened next for our TechWomen100 alumni?


Hear from our TechWomen100 alumni about what they’ve achieved since winning the award, how it’s helped them progress and why you should nominate an amazing woman

Tribeni Chougule | Head of Change Management, Visa Finance (Europe)

Shruti Ajitsaria | Partner and head of Fuse at AllenOvery

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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SPONSORED BY

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TechWomen100 Nominations now open

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

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.

Nominations close at 23:59 (BST) on 10 September 2021. Don’t miss your chance to nominate amazing women, Champions, Networks and Companies!

CAST YOUR NOMINATIONS

What happened next for our TechWomen100 alumni?


Hear from our TechWomen100 alumni about what they’ve achieved since winning the award, how it’s helped them progress and why you should nominate an amazing woman

Shruti Ajitsaria | Partner and head of Fuse at AllenOvery

Sonal Shah | Vice President in Projects, Barclays

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

POWERED BY

Goldman Sachs NEW

SPONSORED BY

TechWomen100 Awards Sponsors 2021-1