There are a lot of superb girls in the UK tech trade, however who do you assume is essentially the most influential?
Computer Weekly is searching for nominees for its annual checklist of essentially the most influential girls in UK expertise, which it produces every year in partnership with Nash Squared to showcase the feminine expertise in the sector.
As final yr’s checklist winner, Flavilla Fongang, founder of three Colours Rule and GTA Black Women in Tech, famous, “We solely imagine what we see.”
Many younger girls select to not pursue careers in the expertise sector or drop out of expertise schooling as a result of they do not imagine it is for folks like them. This drawback might be solved if we made certain that they see extra function fashions in the sector that they will observe.
In some circumstances, younger girls even stated they wished that they had been inspired extra by girls already working in the sector, with younger girls admitting they regretted leaving science, expertise, engineering and maths (STEM) for such a profession. early stage of schooling.
Guaranteeing that ladies in the UK tech sector are extra seen and accessible is a crucial a part of Computer Weekly’s collection of essentially the most influential girls. The variety of nominations has grown yearly since its inception, and final yr’s longlist included greater than 600 girls.
The checklist was initially launched in 2012 with simply 25 girls and was later expanded to incorporate 50 girls.
Every year, we additionally acknowledge the Rising Stars of the tech sector, together with the highest 50, and add a number of excellent girls in tech to our Corridor of Fame, which now has 46 members.
After the nominations are acquired, a panel of knowledgeable judges will choose the highest 50 based mostly on standards together with the achievements, potential, management qualities and affect of every nominee.
Computer Weekly readers can then vote for the highest 50 in a web-based ballot to resolve who from the shortlist they assume must be named the UK’s strongest lady in tech in 2023.
The winner of the UK’s Most Influential Girl in Tech 2023 title and the highest 50 might be introduced on the Computer Weekly/Nash Squared range in tech occasion in London on 11 October 2023, which this yr might be held in partnership. with principal sponsor NatWest Group.
Please fill out the shape under to clarify who you’d prefer to nominate – and why – together with some fundamental details about your self, and click on the submit button to ship your nomination to our judges.
The deadline for submitting candidacies for this yr’s checklist is July 31, 2023 by 09:00.
The panel of judges
The jury, which together with reader voting will decide the shortlist and order of the highest 50, is made up of trade professionals and specialists, together with:
- Russ Shaw, founding father of Tech London Advocates and World Tech Advocates.
- Karen Blake, Co-Operator and Director of Partnerships, Tech Expertise Constitution.
- Amalie de Alvis, CEO of Subak.
- Joe Stansfield, founder and director of Inclusioneering; member of BCSWomen.
- Claire McDonald, Enterprise Editor of Computer Weekly.
- Brian Glick, editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly.
- Consultant of Nash Squared.
- NatWest Group consultant
Amalie de Alvis, choose and former recipient of the award, stated: “It is nice to have fun the unbelievable achievements of those people and acknowledge the numerous contribution they’ve made to the expertise trade.
“The affect they’ve had on their organizations and communities offers us a chance to grasp what a extra numerous expertise trade can ship and supplies future generations with beneficial function fashions in an trade the place we nonetheless have an extended approach to go earlier than we are able to provide equal alternatives and pay for all the things.”