The Innovator of the Year category will recognise a woman who is implementing an innovative technological solution and as a result, is changing the industry in a positive way.
Technological innovation is at the core of Equiniti’s business, and the awards present an opportunity to reinforce its vision for leadership in technology. Equiniti COO Lucy Dimes is a previous everywoman in Technology Awards category winner and is driving the business forward through innovation in technology while inspiring many women to do the same.
Rod Alderton, CIO, Equiniti adds: “Everyone in business is responsible for driving his or her own career trajectory but companies can support by providing access to training and development tools that can accelerate this learning. Working with everywoman provides a forum for talented women to access insight, advice, and specific discussion topics relevant to the challenges they face in the workplace which will help them become more effective in their roles and thus able to make an even greater positive impact. As a result, we are delighted to be a sponsor of the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.”
The British technology industry is thriving and is predicted to be worth £221bn by 2016. As a result it is estimated that by 2022 the UK will need at least 1.82 million new engineering, science and technology professionals. Equiniti is committed to driving careers in the technology sector and is delighted to be celebrating and supporting the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards programme and its bid to offer recognition for influential women in business.
The finalists in the Innovator of the Year category – sponsored by Equiniti are:
- Sinéad Brophy, Founder & CEO, MySupportBroker CIC, from London
- Tanya Cordrey, Chief Digital Officer, Guardian News & Media, from London
- Elena Corchero, Founder & Director, Lost Values, from London
- Lt Cdr Roxane Heaton RN, Synthetics Training Policy Staff Officer, Royal Navy, from Portsmouth
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman comments: “Previous winners have shared with us the impact their award win has had on their business and careers, with many being promoted on the back of the recognition it has brought. Since launching five years ago, these awards have uncovered dozens of role models that will inspire future tech stars. This year’s finalists are all exceptional in their achievements, driving change across international organisations and creating innovative, disruptive companies with the potential to become global brands.”
The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on the evening of 17th March 2015 in London.