Inaugural Connecting Women in Technology Awards

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I feel very proud of myself at the moment.  The germ of an idea that I had back in 2007 has matured and grown up.  It was a simple thought about connecting women across the technology industry, to retain all of our talent, and share our stories and best practices across the companies in the CWT team.  Well we’ve now  extended our reach somewhat – across the technology industry.

everywoman hosted the Women in Technology awards on Tuesday, March 22nd.  And my networking group Connecting Women in Technology, were the main sponsors for the event.  CWT came together to collaboratively co-sponsor this prestigious event.  And what an amazing event it was.

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There were over 300 people at the lunch.  The event was completely sold out – not bad for our first time.  Carol Vorderman announced the category award winners – and confessed her total love for technology and all things geeky too.We had some truly awe inspiring women in attendance and some stellar winners who were supported by their companies, colleagues and friends.  I had the honour of presenting the Woman of the Year award, here I am on stage with Carol Vorderman, announcing the judges choice for who should get the woman of the year award (Christine Hodgson from Cap Gemini)

 

 

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After the awards, the winners, and a selection of women leaders who were involved with women’s networks went onto another event hosted by Wise, which was attended by HRH the Princess Royal.  She came to speak to several of us, was engaged, extremely knowledgeable and interested in our successes.  In this photo, she’s talking to the group before ours…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, all in all, I’ve had an amazing and exhausting day.   I’m truly humbled and inspired by the calibre of the women I met at the event.   And the shoes worn by most of the women were totally wonderful

Roll on next year!

 

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