Worldpay to headline sponsor TechWomen50 Awards


WeAreTechWomen is excited to announce the headline sponsor for the TechWomen50 Awards is Worldpay.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

Worldpay said it is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s WeAreTechWomen 50 awards for emerging tech talent:

At Worldpay we place great emphasis on building a diverse and inclusive culture through the many initiatives that support women and men at work.

Our successful Refresh programme launched this year built a community of people who had been out of work for some time looking after children or elderly members of the family. The programme was so successful we now have fulltime colleagues doing great things at Worldpay.

Our colleague networks for the LGBT, Muslim, Women of Worldpay and Family Care communities are an integral part of our core values Work Smart, Be Supportive and Be Spirited. Colleagues have signed up to the networks so they can have their say on how they would like Worldpay to celebrate achievements and how we can improve our approach to building a future where barriers to a successful career in engineering and technology are broken down.

That’s why Worldpay has chosen to sponsor the WeAreTechWomen 50 awards. The awards is a perfect marriage – recognising the emerging talent who inspire and make a difference to so many others every day as well as giving a voice to networks and companies who take seriously the commitment to ensure we have an inclusive tech community that values the voice of the many and not the few.

Mark Kimber, Chief Information Officer, comments:

“I have been working in technology for more than 20 years and I am pleased to say we have come a long way in building an inclusive working environment for women and men. I know we can do more and that’s why the WeAreTechWomen 50 awards is important.”

“They showcase great technologists working across our industry who are making a difference, building an environment for the future and shaping the way we build our tech community.”

“I’d like to thank all of those nominated for helping to change our industry for the better and I wish all of you the very best of luck. The fact that you’ve been nominated is testament to the difference your efforts are making. I look forward to hearing all about the winners on the night – it’s going to be a great celebration.”

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, we would like to sincerely thank all our judges for donating their time to judge the 2017 TechWomen50 Awards.

You can view all our judges here.

Find out more about the awards here.

Awards timeline

Nominations close – 29 September 2017
Shortlist announced along with public vote of support – 06 November 2017
Winners announced – 11 December 2017
Winners celebration event – mid-January 2018


Kayleigh Bateman
About the author

Kayleigh Bateman is the head of digital content and business development at WeAreTheCity. As a journalist there she covers stories about women in IT and looks after its women in technology community. She was previously the special projects editor for Computer Weekly and editor of CW Europe. Kayleigh attended the University of Hertfordshire, where she studied for her BA in English literature, journalism and media cultures. You can contact her at [email protected]

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