The highly anticipated Computer Weekly long list for The Most Influential Women in UK Technology has been released.
Year on year, the list grows and in 2021 the nominations stand at 500 with women from all industries and backgrounds being recognised for their contribution to tech.
BCSWomen have again made an impact. This year, the group has no less than five members who have been included. They are:
- Andrea Palmer, Business Change and Digital Transformation Manager, BCS fellow, chair of BCS Women.
- Nicola Martin, Head of Quality, Adarga; BCS Women and BCS software testing committee member, BCS Women Inclusion officer.
- Safia Barikzai, Associate Professor, London South Bank University; academic lead, Digital Grid Partnership, BCSWomen committee member,
- Sharon Moore MBE, CTO for public sector, IBM UK, BCS fellow, Deputy Chair and BCSWomen Committee member for Scotland
- Tristi Tanaka, Technology Change Programme Leader, currently at NHS; BCS Women committee member; Fellow, ForHumanity
BCSWomen have had committee members (both past and present) associated with this prestigious group. The following members are now members of the Hall of Fame:
- Sarah Burnett, previously BCSWomen Chair.
- Rebecca George OBE FBCS, previously BCSWomen President.
- Hannah Dee, Senior Lecturer, Aberystwyth University.
- Gillian Arnold FBCS, Managing Director, Tectre.
- Professor Margaret Ross MBE, Southampton Solent University.
- Maggie Berry OBE, Director, The Heart of The City.
- Professor Sue Black OBE, founder of BCSWomen.
Judges will now be reviewing the nominee list and a shortlist of 50 will soon be published. Voting will be opened to readers and the winner of the top 50 will be announced at Computer Weekly’s annual diversity in tech event due to take place in late September.
Huge congratulations to all and well done, everyone!