By nominating a colleague or yourself to be among 2019’s Twenty in Data and Technology using the forms at the bottom of this page, you are helping us to identify and celebrate the next generation of female role models in our industry. This award recognises leading women within the fields of Data and Technology, in all stages of their career.
Twenty in Data and Technology spotlights the amazing and diverse role models from the powerful data and technology UK talent pool. By celebrating these inspirational and successful women, we aim to inspire the next generation to join the industry, and to enrich the careers of those already working in it. Our aim is to achieve gender parity in all data and technology roles, particularly at senior levels.
We have seen more women appointed in data and technology roles in the past five years. Yet recent research has revealed that almost half of all young women do not even consider a career in STEM sectors and of the 2.1 million people working in the UK tech industry, only 17% of them are women. This is notwithstanding that the UK needs one million more tech workers by 2020, in order to meet growing demand.
We hope that this year’s Twenty in Data and Technology awardees will raise the bar even higher and inspire future generations of women. After all, “you can’t be what you can’t see!”