Voting has opened for the 2018 list of the most influential women in UK technology, giving Computer Weekly readers the chance to choose who they think should take the top spot.
Now in its seventh year, Computer Weekly’s annual list of the most influential women in UK technology aims to make role models in the industry more visible, as well as highlight the positive difference diversity can make to the future of tech.
This year, Computer Weekly is working in partnership with Mortimer Spinks and EY to deliver a diversity in tech event where attendees will discuss how building an inclusive environment in the workplace can help to promote diversity in the technology industry and retain diverse candidates.
During the event, which is due to take place on 26 September, the 2018 winner of the Most Influential Woman in UK Technology title will be announced.
More than 200 women were nominated for the list, and a judging panel of experts has decided on a final shortlist of the 50 most influential women in UK technology.
Hall of Fame
Computer Weekly and our panel of judges also added four of the industry’s most longstanding and successful women to its Hall of Fame, which is designed to showcase women who have made a lifetime contribution to the women in IT agenda. Our congratulations to:
- Chi Onwurah, shadow industrial strategy minister, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
- Sarah Wood, co-founder and CEO, Unruly Media
- Hannah Dee, senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University and founder of the BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium
- Sherry Coutu, founder of Founders4Schools, Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, and the Scaleup Institute – chosen as the most influential woman in UK technology in 2017
They join the Women in Technology Hall of Fame, alongside Gillian Arnold, Maggie Philbin, Jacqueline de Rojas, Joanna Shields, Jane Moran, Dr Sue Black, Dame Wendy Hall, Dame Stephanie Shirley and Baroness Martha Lane Fox who are the Hall of Fame’s existing members.
Computer Weekly readers can now vote on who they feel is the most influential woman in UK technology in 2018.
Our CEO Marija Butkovic has been included on this list, too! Vote for your favourite woman in tech via this link!
Click on your choice and then on the “submit” button (or the arrow button on mobile) at the end of the list and your vote will be registered. Note that the list appears in a randomised order. Voting closes at 5.00pm on 31 August 2018.