WeAreTechWomen is extremely proud to announce the TechWomen100 2019 shortlist.
Since August 2019, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor J.P. Morgan, 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 the WeAreTechWomens campaign to shine a spotlight on 1000 future female leaders in technology by 2025.
The shortlist showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector, including Alice Williams-Alden, Royal Navy, who assesses, designs and embody repairs to aircraft around the world; Coral Movasseli, Founder and Managing Director of Girls in Tech Dublin, which has grown to be the largest organisation of its kind in the country and has trailblazed entry for women, by holding the first Women in Tech hackathon in Ireland earlier this year; Isabel Ashworth, Senior CAE Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, who joined the organisation through a sponsorship scheme and now tests future products to meet the requirements of the customer; and Merici Vinton, who started in tech on the Obama New Media team during the 2008 election, and has since co-founded Ada’s List, a forum for women in technology in London and globally.
The full shortlist includes individuals from leading firms such as Deliveroo, Royal Navy, The Alan Turing Institute, Three UK, Microsoft, Fujitsu, John Lewis, Sky and Mastercard alongside founders and entrepreneurs.
Over the nomination period, we received over 700 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.
Speaking about the awards, Alison Macpherson, Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Workforce Strategy, J.P. Morgan, said, “The most impactful contribution we make as colleagues and leaders is to enable everyone to bring their best authentic selves to the workplace, so that we are diverse in every sense of the word and representative of the communities in which we live and work.”
“We see the value in celebrating what makes us unique and are proud to be sponsoring WeAreTechWomen.”
Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTechWomen said, “”At WeAreTechWomen, we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech.”
“Our strategic aim is to highlight 1000 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 in December.”
The public vote of support* is now open for our 200 individual shortlist nominees. Votes can be cast here.
*Please note there is no public vote for champions, companies or networks.
The TechWomen100 Awards is supported by J.P. Morgan, Accenture, BAE Systems, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Informed Solutions, Lloyds Banking Group, Oliver Wyman, OpenFin and Worldpay.
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 03 December. Finalists will be invited to attend an award’s ceremony in January. Tickets will be available to purchase on 03 December from the WeAreTechWomen site.