On 16th November, WeAreTechWomen celebrated their 100 TechWomen award winners at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel in Mayfair. This fantastic evening, powered by headline sponsors, Barclays was attended by over 350 individuals representing companies such as Goldman Sachs, BAE Systems, Accenture PwC, UBS, Morgan Stanley and many more.

You can see our winners here

The evening was co-hosted by WeAreTechWomen founder, Vanessa Vallely OBE, and Tech Talks Podcast host David Nash who welcomed over 15 award presenters throughout the evening. Craig Bright, Global CIO for Barclays opened the event and shared his passion for the awards and how he wants to see more women hold senior positions in technology.

The audience also heard from CEO James Cusack from Autistica who shared how they are supporting individuals with autism through the charity founded by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH. This was followed by a keynote from our second charity partner, Tech She Can who shared with the audience how they are helping to encourage 1000’s of children into STEM. The raffle for Autistica raised an incredible £2,000, plus WeAreTechWomen will also be making a donation in lieu of goody bags.

The awards were also saw performances from Strictly Come Dancing star, Robin Windsor and his partners Jane Karczewski, and Ollie Augustin who also stared in Moulin Rouge in London’s West End.

The awards also honoured Lifetime Achiever, Professor Sue Black OBE who shared her inspirational story and received a standing ovation from all guests. Also recognised were Editor’s choice, Vanessa Chiedza Sanyauke, Network winner, Cajigo, Rav Bumbra, Company winner, DWP Digital, Male Ally, Darren Griffin, Champion winner Shazia Hussain and our global winner Malaika Naseer.

Vanessa Vallely OBE also shared with the audience how WeAreTechWomen will continue to support the winners via the partnership with Durham and via virtual access to all of WeAreTechWomen’s events. She also encouraged the guests in the audience to open up doors of opportunity for the winners, and to the winners, to use the award as a platform to do more and be role models for others in the sector.

It was a fantastic evening celebrating incredible women with so much potential. In an industry where only 21% of women are represented, never has there been a more important time to shine a spotlight on these future leaders.

The TechWomen100 awards were also supported by Funding Circle, Northern Trust, BAE Systems, PwC, Morgan Stanley, Oliver Wyman, Accenture and Bank of America.

A huge thanks to all of our judges.

The next TechWomen100 awards open from nominations in July 2024.

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