A woman working in tech who has gone out of her way to support the cause of getting more women and diverse groups of people into the industry in the last 2-years. As well as examining the initiatives the candidates has pioneered to inspire women and diverse talent to succeed in tech, judges will also assess their leadership, evidence of growth and their work’s impact on, and integration with, the business.
Eimear O’Connor, Form3
Irina Kamalova, Revolut
Juliet Bramwell, Google Cloud
Kasia Wojciechowska, Capita / Modular People Solutions
Kate Carlin, HSBC
Kate Hanline, Google
Kenya McKenzie-Jones, Microsoft
Priyanka Gangishetty, Microsoft
Sasha Burgoyne, TechSwitch
Yuyan Zhang, Amazon
A senior figure who has gone out of their way to improve the diversity levels within IT, within the organisation and/or in the wider community. Successful nominations must provide case studies or examples of how the candidate has gone out of their way, or strategically prioritised, getting more diversity of talent into IT and/or supporting them in their careers.
Adam Jordan, Mintel
Andrew Brown, IBM
Emma Gray, Capgemini Invent
Ganesh Kumar, Tata Consultancy Services
Jakub Misiorny, Untrite
Kevin Traynor, Centrica
Nathan Harris, JLL Technologies
Sat Gainda, Version 1
Tim Hatton, AND Digital
Wendy Sabaroche, CGI
A chief information / technology / operational officer or director / head of who has demonstrated positive impact on the company’s top line and driven new customer value through the innovative use of technology. Candidates will include examples of strong leadership and how they have employed a technology strategy to enhance product development and improve the service the company provides to customers. Judges will also assess how well ingrained this senior leader is in the business and how she has helped put technology at the heart of the business, driving strong commercial results in the process.
Floriana Molone, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
Georgina Owens, Liberis
Melanie Thompson, Ammonite
Nadine Thomson, MediaCom
Natasha Sayce-zelem, Amazon Prime Video
Niki Trigoni, Navenio
Sandra Taylor, Worcestershire County Council
Liz Rice, Isovalent / OpenUK
A woman IT, technology or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in data technology in the last 2-years. This could include demonstrations of successfully deploying data technologies; improving how a company uses or deals with data; delivering effective data strategies; enhancing decision-making with data; contributions to a growth/continuity plan; and/or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around data and related technologies.
Anzy Meerasahib, Ernst and Young
Gemma Elsworth, DWP Digital
Janani Dumbleton, Meta UK Ltd
Kirstin Duffield, Morning Data
Marion Shaw, Chaucer Group
Rachel Turner, NHS Digital
Radhika Bandarupalli, BP
Rituparna Bhattacharya, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Susmitha Gunda, Moorhouse Consulting
Tiyasha Paul, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
This award will be presented to a project or initiative that has had demonstrable success in improving the recruitment, onboarding, development and/or progression, networks and inclusion of underrepresented talent. This may be a digital technology driven initiative or project that has improved communication, engagement and support and removed a significant barrier to change affecting diverse talent. Submissions must include the name of the initiative or project.
Inclusion Without Exception, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Starts With A Name, Version 1
Make HerStory, IBM
DEI Council, Thoughtworks UK
Novus Neurodiversity Programme, Capita / Modular People Solutions
We All Go Further Together, Wiley Edge
This award is for a key technological solution which supports HR and DEI departments in their efforts to identify, track and measure diversity, equity and inclusion metrics. Services could include tools for capturing DEI data, retention, recruitment, staff engagement and satisfaction, reward and recognition, and wellbeing. This tech solution could also provide or support DEI learning and training. Submissions should include case study examples, testimonials, evidence of change and continued practice.
Diverse Talent Careers
Global Equality Collective App
Inclusion Maturity Assessment Platform, Grant Thornton UK LLP
A woman chief digital officer, digital director or leader of a digital transformation who has led an IT/digital transformation or business change programme driven by technology in the last 2- years. Judges will look at examples of the technology and innovation involved; leadership; best practice; results and return on investment; alignment to business goals; how culture shifts were managed; and a growth/continuity strategy.
Alex Nelson, AB InBev
Ash Finnegan, Conga
Danielle Lloyd, Apploi
Hannah Burke, Capgemini Invent
Lisa Beavis, Centrica
Neeta Mundra, Salesforce
Rachel Ruckley, easyJet
Sarina Sharma, JLL Technologies
Sasha Jory, Hastings Direct
Swati Murthy, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
This award is open to the VP of Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer, Heads and Directors of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in the tech industry. This person has demonstrated success in addressing inequalities and improving outcomes, ensuring a culture where all employees can thrive. This nominee is a role model and innovative leader in actively supporting employees; has introduced organisational change that can be measured in terms of staff engagement, retention, satisfaction, and wellbeing. This person is a great influencer and inspires and motivates others to improve the business for all.
Akua Opong, LSEG
Beth Foster, Google
Bev Markland, Agilitas
Chloe, Version 1
Nicole Griffith-Brown, Clarasys
Ramma Shiv Kumar, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Sheree Atcheson, Valtech
This award is for a technology organisation that has demonstrated a great effort to attract and retain more diverse talent, or a company from any other industry that has demonstrated great efforts to attract and retain more diverse talent in its IT and/or digital department. Judges will look at efforts the company has made to create a more diverse and inclusive working environment.
Dragonfly Holdings Ltd
Snap Finger Click
A woman leader of a technology, digital or e-commerce start-up that has demonstrated excellent growth in the last 3-years. Judges will look at demonstrations of a growth mindset, inclusive and inspirational leadership, and standout achievements.
Caroline Duff, Ammonite
Emma Forward, Emma Forward Ltd
Hazel Savage, Musiio by SoundCloud
Lavinia Osbourne, Women in Blockchain Talks Ltd
Susan Kabani, Ugenie
An IT team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated, alignment to business goals and growth strategies. This sector specific award focuses on professionals that work for public/Govt and public bodies only.
Department of Work and Pensions, Led by Jacqui Leggetter
DVLA, Led by Lucy Chieffo
NHS Digital, Led by Elizabeth Hill
An IT team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated, alignment to business goals and growth strategies.
Jeannette Copeland, Ann Summers Ltd
Celine Tisserant, BP
Kathryn Ratcliffe, CGI IT UK Ltd
Pragati Kaurav, Cognizant
Dweeti Fanshawe, easyJet
Joanne Ormandy, JLL Technologies
Sarah Banks, Marks & Spencer (M&S)
Carly Ward, Moorhouse Consulting
Katie Mulligan, Rolls-Royce
Tanmaya Kulkarni, Xero
This award is for a woman (of any age) that has entered the tech space for the first time within the last 2-years. It recognises women who have progressed rapidly though their role and demonstrated business value and innovation. Submissions should include some examples of the following: upskilling efforts; demonstrable success deploying technologies; improving approaches to technology; delivering effective strategies; enhancing decision-making; creating business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improving services; driving new innovation in the industry; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around technology. Candidates must have an 18-month track record of work and contribution to the organisation.
Bethan Jenkins, Gwent Police
Catherine Heylings, IBM Consulting
Danielle Inkster, SEDNA
Kirsten Phillips, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Melissa Hayes, River Island
Niamh O’Kane & Aimee McKendry, Version 1
Nicole Jolaoso, Capita
Shobitha Shivakumar, IBM
Veronica Wadhwa, Accenture UK
A woman under the age of 30, or who turns 30 in 2023, who has progressed rapidly though their career and demonstrated business value and innovation through the use of technology. This could include demonstrable success deploying technologies; improving approaches to technology; delivering effective strategies; enhancing decision-making; creating business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improving services; driving new innovation in the industry; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around technology. Candidates must have a 2-year track record of work and contribution in the private sector organisation.
Ameesha Mittal, Facebook
Cherry Ko, NatWest Group
Ecem Karaman, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Hillary Prather, Amazon
Nataliia Pelykh, Ciklum
Priyanka Sharma, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
Katie Gamanji, Apple OpenUK
Sabrina Brookfield, Civil Aviation Authority
Vibhusha Raval, Haleon
Yasemin Karakurt, IBM
This award recognises an employee network that strives to ensure the views of its community are heard and acted on to change the system. This network has influence and inspires and motivates its stakeholders to improve the work environment and ways of working for its members. It must be able to demonstrate a change in the way of working, processes, or outcomes for an impacted group. Submissions must include the name of the initiative or project.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Network (DEIW), Credera UK
Employee Network of Networks, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Altitude Network, Heathrow Airport
Women in Tech Group, Version 1
BCS Women Committee, BCS Women
Technology Inclusion Group (TechInc), Willis Towers Watson
Women@GoogleCloudUK, Google Cloud
A woman who left employment and has returned to the tech industry after a significant time away (minimum of 2 years). Judges will examine the last 18 months in each candidate’s career, looking at standout achievements and demonstrable contributions to successful projects.
Christine Houghton, JLL Technologies
Jude McVitty, Version 1
Nida East, IBM
Priyanka Banthia, Synaptics Inc. (DisplayLink)
A woman CSO, CISO or any other senior IT security function (including cyber security and data management), who has delivered outstanding work, implemented innovative approaches to security and contributed to the impact of policies, procedures and projects within the business. Submissions should include examples of this work; the ROI; the methodologies of implementation; the impacts on the business and other stakeholders; and their strategy to uphold security best practice.
Aditi Ramachandran, 6point6
Felicity March, Kyndryl
Lisa Openshaw, CGI
Monica Eaton-Cardone, Chargebacks911
Sabrina Brookfield, Civil Aviation Authority
Shruti Kulkarni, 6point6
This award honours a responsible tech project or initiative within an organisation or company, with a demonstrable social or environment impact. It recognises social responsibility, charity work or green and sustainable initiatives that are driven or implemented using pioneering digital techniques. Entries will be judged on their effectiveness, innovation and overall commitment to doing good. Entrants should reference how their technology links to the UN Sustainability Goals, and which SDGs in particular.
Giving To Services
Warwick Business School
A company that has torn up the rule book to create innovative processes and ways of working to drive a coherent and sustainable working strategy. Judges will look at demonstrations of growth (turnover, profit, employees etc.), standout achievements and customer testimonials. The business must be under 3-years old.
Dr. Andrea Cullen, CAPSLOCK
Faiza Choudhury, Slync
Gul Aydin, Codementum Ltd
Hazel Savage, Musiio by SoundCloud
Katee Hunter, Inveztor Ltd
Kathrine Ives, Ellipsis Data Management
Layla White, TechPassport
Sinem Pala, Ceetech Consultancy
Susan Kabani, Ugenie
A role model who has demonstrated a high degree of excellence, innovation and leadership in the last 5-years, and shone a light on the great things women in technology can achieve. In their submission, nominees should not only demonstrate outstanding business- and tech focussed achievements, but also give examples on how they have actively sought to bring more diversity to the technology industry.
Alina Timofeeva, Oliver Wyman
Aneesha Harindran, Clarasys
Debbie Foster MBE, Tech Talent Charter
Emely Patra, Salesforce
Kate Jones, IBM
Manija Poulatova, Google Cloud
Margareta Klincic Tremac, Google Cloud
Sharon Ramus, CGI IT Ltd
Wincie Wong, NatWest Group