The Women in IT Awards UK 2023 shortlist revealed!

The prestigious ceremony takes place on the 23rd February, 2023

The eagerly awaited shortlist for the Women in IT Awards UK 2023 has been announced, with over 150 individuals and businesses making the grade.

Now in its ninth year, the Women in IT Awards UK continues to recognise advocates, role models, and allies looking to break down barriers for women in the tech industry.

According to a report by The World Bank, women make up under 40% of the global workforce, and recent findings from the European Institute for Gender Equality show that only 17% of ICT specialists are women. In comparison, 34% of STEM graduates are women.

These figures, along with the finding that women in the ICT sector are earning 19% less than men, show that more work must be done to ensure true gender diversity in tech.

Over the years, the prestigious awards have recognised and celebrated over 1,000 women, allies, and organisations across the UK for their outstanding contributions to the technology industry.

This year’s winners will be revealed at a glamorous in-person ceremony on Thursday,  23 February 2023, at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London. 

You can join the celebrations by reserving your place here.

The shortlist for this year’s Women in IT Awards UK is as follows:

Advocate OTY

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

Ally OTY

Adam Jordan, Mintel

Andrew Brown, IBM

Emma Gray, Capgemini Invent

Ganesh Kumar, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Jakub Misiorny, Untrite

Kevin Traynor, Centrica

Nathan Harris, JLL Technologies

Sat Gainda, Version 1

Tim Hatton, AND Digital

Wendy Sabaroche, CGI IT UK Ltd

CI/TO OTY

Floriana Molone, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

Georgina Owens, Liberis

Liz Rice, Isovalent / OpenUK

Melanie Thompson, Ammonite Wealth Ltd (trading name ammonite)

Nadine Thomson, MediaCom

Natasha Sayce-zelem, Amazon Prime Video

Niki Trigoni, Navenio

Sandra Taylor, Worcestershire County Council

Data Leader OTY

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

DEI Initiative OTY

#Cajigo100WomenInTech – Rav Bumbra – Cajigo

Agilitas – Bev Markland – Agilitas

DEI Council – Shreya Adhikari – Thoughtworks UK

Form3 – Clara Diaz – Form3

Inclusion without Exception – Leva Jankelaityte – Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Make HerStory – Nicoleta Raportaru – IBM

Novus Neurodiversity Programme – Kasia Wojciechowska – Capita / Modular People Solutions

Starts With A Name – Chloe Gillard – Version 1

TechSwitch – Sophia Lin – TechSwitch

We All Go Further Together – Khadijah Pandor – Wiley Edge

DEI Tech Platform OTY

Diverse Talent Careers – Jemma Simpson – Diverse Talent Careers

Global Equality Collective App – Nicole Ponsford – Global Equality Collective

Inclusion Maturity Assessment (IMA) – Maddie Wollerton Blanks – Grant Thornton UK LLP

TrustElevate – Rachel O’Connell – TrustElevate

Digital Transformation Leader OTY

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

Diversity Lead OTY

Akua Opong, LSEG

Beth Foster, Google

Bev Markland, Agilitas

Chloe Gillard, Version 1

Nicole Griffith-Brown, Clarasys

Ramma Shiv Kumar, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Sheree Atcheson, Valtech

Employer OTY

Agilitas – Richard Eglon

Dragonfly Holdings Ltd – Stacey Howard

DWP Digital – Emma Crawford

Dxw – Vanessa Montgomery Williams

Form3 – Clara Diaz

Snap Finger Click – Joanna Haslam

Talos – Janette Martin

Untrite – Kamila Hankiewicz

Version 1 – Justin Hillis

Entrepreneur OTY

Caroline Duff, Ammonite Wealth Ltd

Emma Forward, Emma Forward Ltd

Hazel Savage, Musiio by SoundCloud

Lavinia Osbourne, Women in Blockchain Talks Ltd

Susan Kabani, Ugenie

IT Team OTY (public)

Jacqui Leggetter, Department for Work and Pensions

Lucy Chieffo, DVLA

Elizabeth Hill, NHS Digital

IT Team OTY (private)

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

Newcomer OTY

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 and Aimee McKendry, Version 1

Nicole Jolaoso, Capita

Shobitha Shivakumar, IBM

Veronica Wadhwa, Accenture UK

Next Generation Leader OTY

Ameesha Mittal, Facebook

Cherry Ko, NatWest Group

Ecem Karaman, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Hillary Prather, Amazon

Katie Gamanji, Apple / OpenUK

Nataliia Pelykh, Ciklum

Priyanka Sharma, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group

Sabrina Brookfield, Civil Aviation Authority

Vibhusha Raval, Haleon

Yasemin Karakurt, IBM

Outstanding Diversity Network OTY

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing Network (DEIW) – Emma Johnson – Credera UK

Employee Network of Networks – Ieva Jankelaityte – Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Altitude Network – Louise Brown – Heathrow Airport

Women in Tech Group – Rishin Mitra – Version 1

BCS Women Committee – Andrea Palmer – BCS Women

Technology Inclusion Group (TechInc) – Dipen Dhanani – Willis Towers Watson

Women@GoogleCloudUK – Chiara Macarti Speranza, Moriah Baxevane-Connell, Elizabeth Lachhar – Google Cloud

Returner OTY

Christine Houghton, JLL Technologies

Jude McVitty, Version 1

Nida East, IBM

Priyanka Banthia, Synaptics Inc. (DisplayLink)

Security Leader OTY

Aditi Ramachandran, 6point6

Felicity (Flick) March, Kyndryl

Lisa Openshaw, CGI IT UK Ltd

Monica Eaton-Cardone, Chargebacks911

Sabrina Brookfield, Civil Aviation Authority

Shruti Kulkarni, 6point6

Social Impact Project OTY

Academy Achievers – Paulette Watson

Capgemini Invent – Prisca Flint

Giving To Services – Leanne Holder

Version 1 – Justin Hillis          

Warwick Business School – Shweta Singh                 

Tech Start-Up OTY

Dr. Andrea Cullen, CAPSLOCK

Faiza Choudhury, Slync

Gul Aydin, Codementum Ltd

Hazel Savage, Musiio by SoundCloud

Jagroop Sahi, KIDDYKIND

Katee Hunter, Inveztor Ltd

Kathrine Ives, Ellipsis Data Management

Layla White, TechPassport

Sinem Pala, Ceetech Consultancy

Susan Kabani, Ugenie

Woman OTY

Alina Timofeeva, Oliver Wyman

Aneesha Harindran, Clarasys

Debbie Forster MBE, Tech Talent Charter

Emely Patra, Salesforce

Kate Jones, IBM

Manija Poulatova, Google Cloud

Margareta Klincic Tremac, Google Cloud

Sam Robinson, NHS Digital

Sharon Ramus, CGI IT UK Ltd

Wincie Wong, NatWest Group

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