Information Age reveals Women in IT awards 2017 shortlist

The Women in IT Awards 2017 shortlist has been revealed.

Women in Technology - Skilled in SoftwareOrganised by business-technology magazine Information Age, the awards highlight women working in the technology arena. The 2017 awards, in partnership with headline sponsor Amazon Web Services, saw 350 nominations.

WeAreTheCity’s very own Kayleigh Bateman, Head of WeAreTechnology, is included amongst the finalists.

Taking place on 25 January, 1,000 business and IT leaders will celebrate the awards at the Great Room venue in Grosvenor House, Park Lane.

The keynote speaker will be a senior Whitehall figure whose name cannot currently be revealed. The event will be presented by TeenTech CEO and TV presenter Maggie Philbin, who was recently awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list.

Philbin told Information Age: “I’m delighted to host the Women in IT Awards again and it’s been a joy to see this diversity initiative grow over the last few years.

“It’s vital that we inspire women to engage with technology at a young age, help them see the increasing number of opportunities and change the misconceptions that deter them from pursuing it as a career.”

Information Age will also be hosting a careers fair women in technology, the same day. In partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland, the Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today event will include employers such as BT, John Lewis, Ocado Technology, Rolls-Royce and Tesco.

Ben Rossi, editorial director at Information Age publisher Vitesse Media and founder of the Women in IT Awards, was reported by Information Age as saying: “Achieving diversity in technology has remained a priority campaign for Information Age and we’ve been overwhelmed by how the enormous demand for the Women in IT Awards has seen it double in size in the last 12 months.”

“The fact we’re able to bring together 1,000 prominent industry stakeholders to celebrate female tech leadership and identify new role models for young women is testament to how invested people and companies are in this cause, and it’s a privilege to host the platform that makes it all happen.

“Meanwhile, it’s been great to see Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, our independent careers fair connecting female university students and early graduates with IT employers, continue to grow and expand.”

Women in IT 2017 finalists

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Bernadette Andrietti, Intel
Ciena
Elizabeth Eastaugh, Expedia
Kayleigh Bateman, WeAreTheCity
Karolina Oseckyte, KPMG
Lisa Neale, Openreach
Rebecca Taylor, ResponseTap
Shantok Karavadra, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Vicki Cadman, BT

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Elsa Chen, Entanet
Hayley Roberts, Distology
Kirstin Duffield, Morning Data
Lynn Collier, Hitachi Data Systems
Maggie Zaboura, Zaboura Communications
Marieke Flament, Circle
Ravleen Beeston, Microsoft
Sarah Haran, iomart Group
Sophie Harrison, Panaseer

BUSINESS ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Amy Bellshaw, Verizon
Carole Drape, BP
Charlie Timblin, Royal Bank of Canada
Claire Stead, Smoothwall
Emma Helt, Showpad
Kathy Schneider, Level 3 Communications
Liz Walker, BT Global Services
Tracy Pound, Maximity
Wendy Tan-White, Entrepreneur First

CIO OF THE YEAR

Alison FitzGerlad, London City Airport
Caroline Manzor, CBRE
Cindy Fedell, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kelly Olsen, NHS Property Services
Maggie van’t Hoff, Shell
Nadira Hussain, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Samantha Fisher, Lloyds Banking Group
Tracy Willis, University of the West of England

DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

Arabel Bailey, Accenture
Beverley Bryant, NHS Digital
Claire Calmejane, Lloyds Banking Group
Gabriella Poczo, WorldRemit
Helen Milner, Tinder Foundation
Jyoti Sharma, EY
Sarah Wilkinson, Home Office
Sharon Cooper, BMJ

E-SKILLS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Accenture
Amali de Alwis, Code First: Girls
Anna Somaiya, KPMG
Celine Boudier, Ocado
Debbie Forster, Apps for Good
Hema Marshall, Cisco
Sarah Atkinson, CA Technologies
Shell
Stephanie Daman, The Cyber Security Challenge UK

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Charlie Costello, Ordnance Survey
Cristina Sabau, Chiral Systems
Diana Asnani, Atos
Helen Mitchell, Blukudu
Hsu Hlaing, Sumerian
Jane Frankland, KnewStart
Leila Powell, Panaseer
Lynne Warham, Teachers Progress
Vladlena Benson, Kingston University

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Accenture
CA Technologies
Intel
Mindtree
News UK
Ocado
Podsystem Group
Rolls-Royce
Thoughtworks

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Alice Bentinck, Entrepreneur First
Alysia Silberg, Acceleforce
Anne Stokes, Streamwire
Brynne Herbert, Move Guides
Kim Nilsson, Pivigo
Nancy Cruickshank, MyShowcase
Nicola Byrne, Cloud90

FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR

Avril Chester, Scope
Charlotte Hutchinson, IBM
Claire O’Connell, Boots Opticians
Claire Priestley, City, University of London
Eleanor Harding, Twitter
Ioanna Hadjivasili, Bluewolf
Marta Muszynska, AECOM
Patricia Kateiwaho, Tullow Oil
Rhiannon Jones, Deloitte

GLOBAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

Bethany Mayer, Ixia
Julie Cullivan, FireEye
Lynda Saint-Nwafor, MTN Nigeria
Magda Chelly, Responsible Cyber Pte
Monica Eaton-Cardone, Chargebacks911
Patty Hatter, Intel Security
Vanessa Pegueros, DocuSign
Yasaman Hadjibashi, Barclays Africa Group

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Caroline Harding-Gelbard, Paperless Post
Estelle Lloyd, Azoomee
Jan Smith, EOL IT Services
Joanna Wake, RAW Digital Training
Nicole Eagan, Darktrace
Sarah Mintey, Developing Experts
Stina Ehrensvard, Yubico
Tania Kinal, Podsystem Group

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Elizabeth Stutchbury, Informed Solutions
Hannah Baugh, Fujitsu
Harriet Lester, Internet Watch Foundation
Helena Horsburgh, Dropbox
Ioana Finaru, Oakbrook Finance
Irina Tsyganok, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group
Jess Dyer, Ordnance Survey
Kalpana Chari, Schroders
Nicole Covey, IBM

SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Charlie Timblin, Royal Bank of Canada
Julie George, Arriva
Lisa Hamilton, Deloitte
Mary Jo de Leeuw, Women in Cyber Security Foundation
Michele Hanson, Transport for London
Natasha Whybrow, Check Point
Ruth Davis, BT Global Services
Sarah Boyd, University of the West of England
Sharon Barber, Lloyds Banking Group

TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR

Alison Wilson, Ciena
Helen Gowler, Avon
Helen Kirby, NFU Mutual
Judith Burditt, First Utility
Karen Elenor, Sky Betting & Gaming
Kelly Olsen, NHS Property Services
Louise Cheetham, APS Group
Michelle Jordan, Centrica

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Alison Ross, Auto Trader
Alison Vincent, Cisco
Anne Marie Neatham, Ocado
Carmina Lees, IBM
Charlotte Finn, Salesforce.org
Elizabeth Vega, Informed Solutions
Lisa Heneghan, KPMG
Maxine Mackintosh, HealthTech Women UK

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