Computer Weekly has appear the 2020 account of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology, including this year’s winner, Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO of Stemettes.
The list, which is now in its ninth year, was alien in 2012 to make changeable role models in the area added arresting and accessible.
While the aboriginal account in 2012 featured alone 25 women, it was expanded in 2015 to accommodate 50 women, action on to additionally acquaint anniversary lists of Rising Stars and a Hall of Fame to ensure as abounding women in the area as attainable are accustomed acceptance for their addition to the tech area and the beforehand of assortment and admittance in the IT industry.
The 2020 champ of the approval Most Influential Woman in UK Technology is Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO, artist and arch stemette at amusing action Stemettes, which aims to animate adolescent women to accept careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Imafidon has been complex in the STEM area back she was 11 years old and has spent the accomplished seven years developing Stemettes alongside assorted added roles.
In March 2020, Imafidon became alms administrator of Stemettes Futures, a not-for-profit aimed at accouterment adolescent bodies with STEM adventures and certifications, and accouterment parents, teachers, alumni and volunteers with adapted resources.
The top 50 were called from a longlist of added than 400 women, with this year actuality the fourth year the longlist of every woman nominated has been published.
Imafidon was 11 back she accustomed an A-Level in computing, action on to accept a master’s amount in mathematics and computer science at the University of Oxford back she was 20.
After several years in technology-based roles for firms such as Goldman Sachs, A&M Consult and Deutsche Bank, Imafidon founded amusing action Stemettes in 2013 to animate adolescent women to accompany careers in the STEM sector.
As able-bodied as hosting the Evening Standard’s Women Tech Charge podcast, Imafidon was awarded an MBE in 2017 for her casework to STEM, and is a trustee of the Institute for the Approaching of Work.
In September 2020, Imafidon abutting the Hamilton Commission, a analysis action set up by chase car disciplinarian Lewis Hamilton to admonition acquisition and breach bottomward barriers to application for atramentous bodies in UK motorsport.
Imafidon appeared on Computer Weekly’s Rising Stars account in 2014.
Rose has been CEO of Microsoft in the UK back 2016, and is amenable for the firm’s product, account and abutment alms beyond the region.
Previously, Rose formed in arch roles beyond the technology and calendar sectors, at firms such as Vodafone, Virgin Media and Disney’s Alternate Media Group.
In aboriginal 2019, she was awarded an OBE for casework to UK technology.
Goldstaub is the co-founder of CognitionX, a belvedere and arrangement that helps to beforehand the acceptance of bogus intelligence (AI) and data-driven systems.
She is a consecutive administrator and has formed with organisations such as Founders4Schools and Teens in AI.
She is the armchair of the government’s AI Lath and a lath affiliate of TechUK.
In her role as admonition commissioner, Denham leads the appointment ambidextrous with the Abstracts Aegis Act 2018 – the UK’s accomplishing of the EU’s Accepted Abstracts Aegis Regulation (GDPR).
Before acceptable admonition commissioner, Denham was the admonition and aloofness abettor for British Columbia, Canada, amenable for acquiescence with attainable and clandestine area aloofness legislation and admission to admonition law.
In 2018, she was awarded a CBE for casework to admonition protection.
Fongang founded empiric branding and business bureau 3 Colours Rule in 2008 to accommodate casework in cast awareness, development and design.
As able-bodied as actuality a consecutive administrator and speaker, she is the artist of the Tech London Advocates Atramentous Women in Tech accumulation and a cast adviser for the BBC.
Fongang is additionally a podcaster, a lath affiliate of TechUK and an entrepreneurship able with the Entrepreneurship Centre at the Saïd Business Academy at the University of Oxford.
Wilkinson was appointed CEO of NHS Calendar in 2017, afore which she was arch technology administrator (CTO) at the Home Office, area she led abounding analytical IT systems acknowledging UK borders and policing.
Prior to her roles aural the attainable sector, Wilkinson had abounding jobs in the accounts industry, including managing administrator and arch of accumulated systems technology at Credit Suisse, as able-bodied as assorted IT roles at HSBC, UBS and Deutsche Bank.
She’s a non-executive administrator of NatWest Markets and King’s College London.
Luxford is administrator at All-around Resourcing, and ahead formed to admonition firms acquisition aptitude as allotment of her role with Nexec.
Previously a Computer Weekly Rising Star, Luxford is a co-lead of Tech London Advocates’ women in tech accumulation and was co-founder of Croydon Tech City, one of the fastest-growing tech clusters in the capital.
Burnett is a founding accomplice at administration adviser close Emergence Ally area she is arch of technology captivation and insights.
Prior to this, she was an controlling vice-president and acclaimed analyst at Everest Group, area she acclimated her abilities to beforehand the accumulation on all-around account commitment automation analysis and European convenance beyond its all-around casework analysis areas.
Before abutting Everest Group, Burnett was vice-president of analysis at Nelson Hall, accoutrement areas such as infrastructure, IT outsourcing, billow and government business action outsourcing. Burnett is now armchair of BCSWomen and in 2017 launched the BCSWomen AI Accelerator.
Norris-Grey’s career has been focused on technology and calendar transformation beyond firms such as BT, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Eastman Kodak, area she captivated arch controlling posts.
She is now armchair of WISE (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) and until 2019 was all-around managing administrator of bounded bounded government, acute cities and affiliated basement for Microsoft in Seattle, US, followed by a role as agent CEO of action and all-around partnerships at AXA.
Daley leads TechUK’s assignment on cloud, data, analytics and AI and has been recognised in the UK Big Abstracts 100 as a key influencer in active advanced the big abstracts agenda.
Before abutting TechUK in January 2015, she was amenable for Symantec’s government relations in the UK and Ireland.
Philbin has several responsibilities aural the Raspberry Pi Foundation, including arch strategy, continuing able development programmes and acquirements resources. Her assorted lath affiliate and armchair roles are all aimed at authoritative computer science added attainable for everyone.
She is additionally a YouTuber, biographer and secondary-level accretion and ICT teacher, and was one of Computer Weekly’s 2016 women in tech Rising Stars.
Boden founded Starling Coffer in 2014, area she is now CEO and a affiliate of its lath of directors, with the aim of creating a coffer as focused on chump acquaintance as possible.
She has a history in cyberbanking services, accepting ahead formed for both Allied Irish Coffer and RBS, and has aloof appear a book, The Money Revolution, which aims to admonition bodies administer their money in a digitally apprenticed world.
Osunsade founded career development association Hussle Crew in 2016 to admonition under-represented groups beforehand their tech careers, area she is now CEO.
She holds several roles aimed at advancing assortment in the technology sector, including vice-president of all-around association and acceptance at Brandwatch, advance at Ada Ventures and advising lath affiliate for Your Startup your Story (YSYS).
She is co-host of the Techish podcast.
Milner is artist and CEO of not-for-profit the Good Things Foundation (formerly the Tinder Foundation) which aims to admonition the digitally afar become adequate application calendar and online technologies.
Milner was ahead a specialist government adviser of calendar assurance for the Attainable Accounts Committee, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for casework to calendar inclusion.
Twist is CEO of UKIE, the amateur industry barter anatomy that aims to accomplish the UK the baton in amateur and alternate entertainment.
Twist was ahead allotment editor for apprenticeship at Channel 4, and was multi-platform abettor of ball and Switch for the BBC in the aboriginal 2000s.
In 2016, she accustomed an OBE for her addition to the artistic industries.
Coyle holds several roles, including arch the business action for London & Partners, actuality a non-executive administrator for email signature administration software Rocketseed, and acting as co-chair for the Tech London Advocates Scale Up Group.
She is additionally a trustee for charity Founders4Schools.
Timperley is the co-founder and administrator of Tech North Advocates, a accumulating of tech experts aimed at growing the tech area alfresco of the London bubble.
She is additionally currently the acting armchair at FutureEverything, whose aim is to ensure that as technology progresses, calendar tech and casework are developed with anybody in mind.
Previously a Computer Weekly women in technology Rising Star, Timperley is a freelance consultant, non-executive administrator and adviser at addition bureau Alt Theory, and armchair of the Salford Business Academy Industry Advising Board.
Fuller founded Miribure in 2015. The aggregation uses abstracts acquisition and analytics to advance cardinal controlling in firms.
She is focused on accretion the cardinal of women in the adventure basic amplitude through her assignment as founding agent of the FiftyFiftyPledge, and is co-founder of incubator and accelerator Salaam Ventures, which focuses on acceptable ethical startups, area she was CEO until 2019.
Fuller is on the advising lath for Tech London Advocates, is a coach agent and co-lead for TLA women in tech, and is a lath affiliate for the TLA Atramentous Women in Tech group.
Edwards-Brown is an administrator and artist of not-for-profit So You Wanna Be on TV?
She began So You Wanna Be on TV? as a association beat programme afterwards her son was attempt and stabbed at school. She uses the belvedere to accouterment the abridgement of assortment and amusing advancement in TV by accouterment chargeless employability abilities through partnerships amid TV, brands, corporates and the bounded community. Based on this model, she launched So You Wanna Be In Tech? in 2016.
Bentinck is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, a close focused on acknowledging technology startups from about Europe. As allotment of the Administrator First initiative, Bentinck additionally co-founded Code First: Girls, an organisation that provides part-time coding courses beyond university campuses.
She was on the advising lath of Founders4Schools for two years, is on the computer science administration automated communication lath for Imperial College London, and is allotment of the government’s UK AI Council.
Bentinck appeared on Computer Weekly’s Rising Stars account in 2014.
Neatham has had a continued career in the technology sector, starting as a software artist in software and retail firms about the world. She’s now the bartering administrator in the appointment of the CTO at Ocado Technology.
To encourage added girls into STEM, Neatham believes acknowledgment to technology apprenticeship from a adolescent age is essential, and as such is complex with the Cipher for Life Rapid Router bold and assets which advise coding through games.
Sillem ahead captivated roles as CEO and administrator of strategy, administrator of programmes and fellowship, and arch of all-embracing activities at the Royal Academy of Engineering, actuality appointed its CEO in 2018.
She is the abettor and armchair of the able stakeholder’s console for Fabricated Smarter UK, armchair of lath for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment, and a trustee of EngineeringUK.
A above barrister, Abiola is the arch of all-around addition at All-embracing Airlines Group, area she works on the calendar transformation team.
A consecutive entrepreneur, Abiola is on the All-around Approaching Lath apropos advancement for the Apple Economic Forum, is an adviser and administrator in abode for Beast Ventures, and an advising lath affiliate for F-Lane All-around Amusing Appulse Accelerator for Changeable Founders.
Moore is CTO for attainable area at IBM UK and has beat abounding hats during her 18 years at the firm, including arch on technology for its carriage and biking department, and arch on calendar assurance for the close in the UK.
Moore is additionally a non-executive administrator for Censis – Addition Centre, a lath affiliate of Scotland Women in Technology, and agent armchair of BCSWomen.
Tennison’s career has been focused on the accumulating and use of data, accepting been a abstruse artist and beforehand developer for Legislation.gov.uk, a affiliate of the Attainable Abstracts User Group, and an controlling administrator for Attainable Addresses UK, as able-bodied as her antecedent position as CEO of not-for-profit the Attainable Abstracts Institute. She’s now the ODI’s vice-president and arch action adviser.
In 2014, Tennison was awarded an OBE for casework to technology and attainable data.
Dinenage has had a continued political career alpha in 1998. In 2013, the Prime Abbot appointed her baby business agent for the south, and for a few years amid 2012 and 2015 she was complex in the House of Commons Business, Addition and Abilities Committee.
As accepted abbot of accompaniment for calendar and ability in the Administration for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), she looks afterwards online harms and security, tech, calendar and calendar abilities policy, and the artistic industries.
Khareghani has been allotment of the tech area for about 20 years, initially captivation the roles of software artist for tech aggregation MDA, artefact administrator for Viisage Technology and arrangement artist and QA for Hemedex.
She spent bristles years with the UK Cabinet Appointment as a arch adviser of cardinal change, area she formed with the Ability and Ameliorate Accumulation and the Government Calendar Account on the government’s IT strategy, afore acceptable the arch of the government’s Appointment for AI as allotment of the DCMS.
Making up one bisected of the name of analytics close Dunnhumby, Dunn was one of the co-founders of the close which collection the abstracts analytics abaft retail chump adherence cards. Afterwards added than 21 years as the firm’s CEO, she went on to absorb time as a non-executive administrator for HM Revenue and Customs and as armchair of the Your Life campaign.
Now, Dunn is abettor of the Geospatial Commission, artist of non-profit action The Changeable Lead, non-executive administrator of the Centre for Abstracts Ethics and Innovation, and admiral of abstracts science consultancy Starcount.
Jamieson founded, and is CEO of, The Dots, a arrangement advised to admonition bodies affix with artistic professionals.
She is an apostle for assortment and describes herself as “delightfully dyslexic”. The association at The Dots is fabricated up of added than 68% women, 31% BAME and 16% LGBT members.
Williams is the CEO of admittance attack FutureDotNow which aims to ensure bodies accept the abilities they charge to cope with calendar adoption.
She is the amusing advancement abettor at the Amusing Advancement Commission, is a affiliate of the lath of advisers for Carriage for London and is the armchair of the Good Things Foundation.
Prior to her accepted assignment she spent added than 20 years at BT in a cardinal of altered roles, including programme administrator for acceptable business, administrator of tech articulacy and apprenticeship programmes, and administrator of calendar society.
Turner is currently CEO of Angel Academe, an advance accumulation focused on convalescent assortment and admittance in technology. She is additionally a lath affiliate for the UK Business Angels Association.
As able-bodied as founding Angel Academe, she co-founded a calendar action consultancy in 2007 area she was administrator for 10 years, and was ahead a lath affiliate and armchair of the advance lath for the Low Carbon Addition Fund.
Guha has been a adventure accomplice at Merian Ventures back aboriginal 2019, accepting ahead been ecosystem accepted administrator for the London campus of co-working amplitude RocketSpace.
At the end of 2018, she became armchair of the lath of advisers for Everywoman-backed alms Modern Muse, which aims to admonition girls affix with career role models.
Guha additionally acts as an adviser for Tech London Advocates and The Youth Group, as able-bodied as a lath affiliate for InnovateUK and non-executive administrator at Calendar Catapult.
Named a Computer Weekly Rising Star in 2017, Angelides is artist of Mums in Technology, which ally with industry to accommodate an immersive acquirements acquaintance that encourages new mothers to booty their accouchement to academy with them while they learn to code, area she was additionally CEO until 2017.
She founded the aggregation in 2015 back on maternology leave from Silicon Valley Bank, area she captivated roles as an accessory for accelerator advance and an accessory for administrator banking.
Angelides is additionally an broker at Samos Investments, a lath adviser for Cajigo App and was a founding agent of the FiftyFiftyPledge.
Koby co-founded Technology Will Save Us to brainwash bodies about technology and animate them to creatively agreement with it. As the organisation’s CEO, she hopes Technology Will Save Us will animate adolescent bodies to abound to be tech creators rather than aloof tech consumers.
She is additionally a founding adroitness affiliate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and afore her accepted assignment was the amusing appulse administrator for cast consultancy Wolff Olins.
Sinel founded Teens in AI and Acorn Associates to admonition adolescent bodies use technology such as bogus intelligence, virtual, aggrandized and alloyed absoluteness to break real-world problems.
She has won awards including the CogX 2017 Award in Application AI for Amusing Good Projects, the Women In IT Awards in 2018, and was a finalist in MassChallenge 2016.
Before alive on Acorn Associates and Teens in AI, Sinel was a adviser for several firms, including the British Council, a alternative of non-governmental organisations, Chittagong Hill Tracts and the Ethiopian Cultural Heritage Project.
Warner is awful accomplished in the adventure basic space, acting as a accomplice for Ada Ventures and as co-founder at Assortment VC, both of which aim to advance assortment in the adventure basic industry.
She has ahead captivated roles at adventure basic armamentarium Seraphim Capital, which invests in startups in the amplitude industry, and berry armamentarium Downing Ventures, which focuses on early-stage companies.
Warner is actual articulate about the charge for assortment in the adventure basic area and the accent of advance in non-traditional companies and founders.
Marta Krupinska has run Google’s UK startup abutment organisation back December 2018. Previously, she co-founded fintech startup Azimo in 2012, to accomplish money transfers attainable and attainable for everyone. She has additionally been administrator in abode for govtech accelerator Attainable and co-founded FreeUp.io, an “ethical fintech” close that was acquired by fintech broker Greensill in October 2019.
Gustafsson has been at cyber aegis and AI close Darktrace back 2013, captivation several roles, including arch cyberbanking administrator and arch operating officer, afore acceptable CEO in 2016.
She has been featured in lists such as the Administration Today 30 beneath 35 list, and was a champ in the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards in 2019.
Before abutting Darktrace, Gustafsson captivated roles as accumulated agent for HP Autonomy, armamentarium accountant at Amadeus Basic Ally and abettor administrator at Deloitte.
Named a Computer Weekly women in tech Rising Star in 2014, Atcheson is now the administrator of diversity, disinterestedness and admittance at agent analysis close Peakon, and is an abrupt apostle for assortment and admittance both in and alfresco of the tech sector.
Previously Atcheson was arch of assortment and admittance at Monzo, and for four years she was the UK amplification administrator of Women Who Code, amenable for advancing the Women Who Cipher networks beyond the UK, afterwards founding the organisation in 2014.
Atcheson has captivated several tech roles, including abstruse business adviser for technology, action and architectonics at Deloitte, software artist for Kainos and artefact analyst for SR Labs.
As administrator of the Ada Lovelace Institute, Kind is amenable for arch the institute’s action to admission the public’s compassionate of the appulse AI has on society.
Her accomplishments is in animal rights law, and she currently acts as a adviser for several organisations, including Unicef UK, Ranking Calendar Rights and the European Centre for Not-For-Profit Law.
She is a lath affiliate for GeneWatch UK, and is the aggregation baton and abstracts aegis able for Asia on a action announcement the European Union’s admission to abstracts aegis in Asia and Latin America for consulting close B&S Europe.
Morris is the artist and CEO of Analyze Ethics, a belvedere which uses abstracts to acquiesce barter to analyze ethical and acceptable appearance brands. The aggregation is currently a citizen of Google for Startups.
While alive at ethical action and communications consultancy AEQ Global, Morris acceptable a masters in conflict, aegis and development.
Patel active up the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, an administrator development programme to admonition advance the UK’s abutting bearing of leaders through a one-year programme that combines admission to networks, assignment acquaintance and training workshops.
She is additionally CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, which became allotment of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation in 2017 and is a anticipate catchbasin for entrepreneurship. She additionally acts as an advising lath affiliate for Tech London Advocates, and is an entrepreneur-mentor in abode at the London Business School. She acts as a lath advisor, coach and broker for several startup organisations.
Deen, a above lawyer, is CEO of social action Bright Little Labs, a children’s apprenticeship company.
Bright Little Labs is the architect of Detective Dot and Agent Asha, a alternation of children’s belief and calendar assets aimed at allowance accouchement accretion the abilities they charge for a calendar future.
Prior to Bright Little Labs, Deen was arch of Cipher Club Apple and Cipher Club Pro, and formed alongside several organisations with the Administration of Apprenticeship (DoE) to advance the accretion class alien in 2014.
George is the managing accomplice for government and attainable casework at Deloitte, arch the firm’s attainable area practices beyond Europe.
Prior to this role, she was beforehand attainable area accomplice at Deloitte, area she was amenable for projects such as allowance the attainable area advance ability and advance best practice.
George is a non-executive armchair for the DoE’s T-Level ameliorate programme and is the accepted admiral of the BCS.
She was awarded an OBE in 2006 for her assignment on acceptable communities.
Joshi abutting NHSX in summer 2019 as the arch of calendar bloom and AI, afore acceptable administrator of AI bristles months after to baby-sit the development of the NHS AI lab.
As a accountable amount able for the Apple Bloom Organisation (WHO), Joshi is allotment of a abstruse advising accumulation that helps the WHO with admonition about calendar health.
She is additionally a founding agent for advance association One HealthTech and the vice-chair for equality, assortment and admittance (health executive) at the BCS.
Davinson is the arch digital, abstracts and technology administrator at the Home Office, area she is amenable for allowance the department’s transformation projects via digital, abstracts and technology solutions.
Prior to this role, she spent time alive on attainable area ICT projects at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
Butkovic is CEO of Women of Wearables, a arrangement for women complex with technologies such as wearable tech, appearance tech, internet of things (IoT), basic absoluteness (VR) and aggrandized absoluteness (AR) fields. She is a calendar marketing, technology and business consultant, as able-bodied as a consecutive entrepreneur, startup coach and an advising lath affiliate for the Independent Appearance Advising Lath (IFAB).
Jennings-Brown is the arch of technology for research-based alms Wellcome Trust, arch a aggregation which aims to apparatus new means of alive beyond the organisation to advance in an added calendar world.
She is additionally the administrator and buyer of a consultancy firm, Emerge Abstruse Solutions, which advises on calendar and technology transformation.
She has captivated a cardinal of abstruse roles in the past, including ICT administrator at POhWER, arch of managed casework at Modern Networks, an IT business adviser for BCS and account commitment administrator at Thales.
Sharma is the vice-president of artefact for bazaar researcher GfK and founded tech aggregation AI for Good in 2018 to accommodate ethical AI-driven technology.
Named one of the Forbes 30 beneath 30 in 2017, Sharma is an adviser for the United Nations and a lath affiliate for the Centre for Abstracts Ethics and Innovation.
Previously, she was vice-president for AI at Sage, during which time she founded Messaging Bots London, a association of chatbot developers.
Before abutting Sage, Sharma was vice-president, arch of product, real-time big abstracts analytics at Barclays.
Wollaston was arch controlling of not-for-profit WISE for eight years, area she focused on allowance added women to booty up roles in STEM afore backward in 2020. In her role, Wollaston led campaigns to animate adolescent girls into STEM subjects, and helped companies to ensure women accept the aforementioned opportunities as their macho counterparts.
Wollaston owns a consultancy company, Equal to the Occasion, and is a non-executive administrator for Zero Waste Scotland.
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