The Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 — winners revealed!
December 3, 2018 - Aleks
The first Women in IT Awards Ireland, part of the world’s largest tech diversity event, brought together 480 industry leaders last night for a stunning ceremony in Dublin.
The awards, organised by Information Age in partnership with Amazon Web Services, serve to showcase the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identify new role models in a sector where female representation stands at just under 19%.
The Women in IT Awards Ireland is part of the Women in IT Awards Series, which has further events in Silicon Valley, London, New York and Singapore.
The awards were held in Mansion House in Dublin, where Group Chief Operating Officer at Bank of Ireland, Jackie Noakes, gave an inspiring keynote address.
The awards were hosted by Deputy Features Editor and co-producer Roisin Ingle, who helped reveal 14 winners chosen from 500 nominations.
Niki Dowdall, Managing Director – Events & Marketing and main Board Director at Bonhill Group plc commented: “Irish women in tech still lag massively behind their male counterparts, who still dominate the sector in Ireland.”
“To help promote more understanding of the importance of the role woman do and can play in the technology sector in Ireland, we also organised community outreach to local schools to coincide with our conference and gala awards dinner.”
“We were delighted that four local schools have today presented at the The Top Tech Tip Challenge in association with our partner AWS. The schools were; Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School in Dublin, BAME Tech Innovators (a foundation which aims to increase the number of people of colour in the Irish digital space), Presentation College in Carlow and Mercy Secondary School in Waterford,” she added.
The Women in IT Awards Series is the flagship event in an ongoing Information Age campaign to tackle technology’s diversity problems. We have also launched three further diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders, a careers fair for female university students, Diversity and Inclusion Summit and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers.
Joining headline sponsor, Amazon Web Services, at the Women in IT Awards Ireland 2018 are Salesforce, DocuSign, Airbnb, Mace Group, Google Cloud, AIB, Oracle, Red Hat, Ulster Bank, Hays Recruitment and Belvedere Communications
Advocate of the Year, sponsored by Diversity Q
Paula Harrington, PH Training
Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Ulster Bank
Aisling Keegan, Dell EMC
Business Role Model of the Year, sponsored by Information Age
Barbara McCarthy, HubSpot
CIO of the Year, sponsored by Salesforce
Myra O’Neill, Vodafone
Data Leader of the Year, sponsored by Women to Watch
Medb Corcoran, Accenture’, The Dock
Digital Leader of the Year, sponsored by Google
Vicky Godolphin, Accenture Ireland
Employer of the Year, sponsored by Hays Recruitment
Future CIO of the Year, sponsored by Mace Group
Seainin McCoy, BT
Innovator of the Year, sponsored by Oracle
Sara Philpott, Openet
Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by Airbnb
Ellen Brady, Accenture Ireland
Security Champion of the Year, sponsored by DocuSign
Jacky Fox, Deloitte
Transformation Leader of the Year, sponsored by Red Hat
Olena Redrugina, Vizor Software
Woman of the Year, sponsored by AWS
Dr. Michelle Cullen, Accenture Ireland
Young Leader of the Year, sponsored by AIB
Kara Crinion, Together Digital
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