Computer Weekly announces the Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2019, feat. WoW CEO Marija Butkovic

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Computer Weekly has announced the 2019 list of the 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech, including this year’s winner Debbie Forster

Computer Weekly has announced the 2019 list of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology, including this year’s winner Debbie Forster, CEO of the Tech Talent Charter.

The list, which is now in its eighth year, was introduced in 2012 to shine a light on the non-male role models in the technology sector.

Originally only showcasing 25 women, the list was extended in 2015 to include 50 women to make more female role models accessible and visible.

Computer Weekly also names several Rising Stars, and annually updates the list of women on its Hall of Fame – women who have made a lifetime contribution to the cause of diversity in tech.

Topping the list to claim the title of Most Influential Woman in UK Technology 2019 is Debbie Forster, CEO of industry initiative Tech Talent Charter, who began her career as a teacher and has since moved on to tackle the challenge of making the tech sector as diverse and inclusive as possible.

The top 50 were chosen from a longlist of more than 300 women, with this year being the third year the longlist of every woman nominated has been published.

40. Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO, Women of Wearables

Butkovic is CEO of Women of Wearables, an organisation which aims to act as a bridge for women involved with technologies such as wearable tech, fashion tech, internet of things (IoT), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) fields. She is a digital marketing, technology and business consultant, as well as a serial entrepreneur and an advisory board member for the Independent Fashion Advisory Board (IFAB).

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