Most Influential Women in UK Tech: The 2021 longlist

Each year, Computer Weekly publishes the longlist of all of the women put forward to be considered for its list of the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech. Here are all of 2021’s nominees.

7/28/2021 11:59:00 PM

'Each year, Computer Weekly publishes the longlist of all of the women put forward to be considered for its list of the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech. Here are all of 2021’s nominees.'

Each year, Computer Weekly publishes the longlist of all of the women put forward to be considered for its list of the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech. Here are all of 2021’s nominees.

.Readers’ votes will be counted alongside those of our judges’ to reach the final decision, but first we want to congratulate all of those who are being considered in this longlist of nominations.The 2021 Most Influential Women in UK Technology longlist (in alphabetical order):

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Abadesi Osunsade, founder and CEO, Hustle Crew; VP global community and belonging, BrandwatchAbbie Morris, CEO and co-founder, Compare EthicsAbi Mohamed, programme lead, Tech Nation; co-founder/tech lead, Community Growth VenturesAbigail Rappaport, global director, enterprise operations, Workplace by Facebook

Adah Parris, storyteller, director and producer of L&D experiences, The House of GriotsAdelina Chalmers, The Geek Whisperer – adviser for CTOs, tech leaders and engineersAdizah Tejani, partnerships and product innovation, HSBCAgnes Gradzewicz, co-founder and CMO, Smarty Software

Alex Depledge, founder and CEO, ResiAlex Willard, CEO, PivigoAlexa Greaves, CEO, AAG IT ServicesAlexa Marenghi, senior program manager – global talent acquisition, Microsoft; founder, CodessAlexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, consultant, Designswarm; founder, The Good Night Lamp

Alexandra Gillon-Livesey, head of strategic partnerships, CIB chief data and analytics office, JP MorganAlexandra Margarint, software developer, FlairboxAlice Bentinck, co-founder, Entrepreneur FirstAlina Timofeeva, senior manager, advanced analytics and cloud, KPMG UK (moving to associate partner, Oliver Wyman)

Alison Davis, CIO, Natural History MuseumAlison Ettridge, CEO, Talent IntuitionAlison Pritchard, deputy national statistician and director general data capability, ONSAlison Vincent, fellow, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET); BCS fellowAmanda Brock, CEO, Open UK

Amandine Flachs, CEO and co-founder, WildMetaAmelia Bampton , regional director, CoduranceAmina Aweis, software engineer and web accessibility advocate, SilktideAna Perez, senior director consulting, Oracle; chair, Oracle Women in LeadershipAndrea Palmer, business change and digital transformation manager, BCS fellow, chair of BCS Women

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Angela Morrison, experienced CIO; non-executive director, HM Land Registry; COO, Cancer Research UKAngela Yu, A&E doctor; founder and managing director, London App BreweryAnia Kubow, software engineer and course creator,; co-founder, Whistle + Bango

Anna Barsby, CIO and managing partner, TessiantAnna Brailsford, CEO, Code First GirlsAnna Holland-Smith, co-founder, Recode; lead, engineer development and growth, AutomatticAnne Boden, CEO, Starling BankAnne Currie, tech ethics (contract), Container Solutions; CEO and co-founder, WorkingProgram

Anne Marie Neatham, commercial director for the office of the CTO, Ocado TechnologyAnne Rose, managing associate, Mishcon de ReyaAnne Stokes, CEO, Streamwire GroupAnnika Small, co-founder, CAST (Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology)Anushka Sharma, founder, Naaut; senior technical programme coordinator, DiRAC - HPC

Ariane Gadd, lead DevOps engineer, FiitAvril Chester, founder, Cancer Central and Ask Ave; CTO, RIBABea Karol Burks, director of explorations, NestaBeckie Taylor, CEO and co-founder, TechReturnersBecks Armstrong, CEO, ClarityBeeban Kidron, founder and chair, 5Rights Foundation

Belinda Finch, CIO, ThreeBelinda Parmar, CEO, The Empathy BusinessBeth Probert, consultant engineer, Capgemini Engineering; vice-chair, WISE Young Professionals’ BoardBethany Koby, co-founder, Technology Will Save Us; fellow, The Bio-Leadership Project

Bev White, CEO, Harvey Nash GroupBhavagaya Bakshi, NHS GP; co-founder, C The SignsBindi Karia, adviserBingqian Gao, senior director of global advanced analytics, Aktana; founder and chair, Tiny Viz TalksBukky Babajide, founder, Female TechpreneurCait O'Riordan, chief product and information officer, Financial Times

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Camille Baker, professor in interactive and immersive arts; year leader for MA Games Design, University for the Creative ArtsCarina Namih, general partner, Episode 1 VenturesCarly Kind, director, Ada Lovelace InstituteCarmina Lees, managing director, Financial Services Technology Consulting at Accenture

Caroline Carruthers, CEO, Carruthers and Jackson; co-author,The chief data officer’s playbookCaroline Dinenage, minister for digital and cultureCaroline Gorski, group director, R² Data Labs, Rolls-RoyceCaroline Hargrove, CTO, ZedsenCaroline Plumb, founder and CEO, Fluidly

Caroline Serfass, senior vice-president and chief information officer, Canon EuropeCasey Calista, public affairs strategist, Hill + Knowlton StrategiesCath Goulding, chief information security officer, NominetCatherine Breslin, adviser, Deeptech Labs; founder, Kingfisher Labs

Catherine Knivett, interim head of operations, AWO (on maternity leave)Cathy McCabe, CEO, Proximity InsightCharlene Hunter, CEO and founder, Coding Black FemalesCharlotte Crosswell, non-exec director, fintech and innovation adviserCharlotte Kirby, vice-president global strategic relations,

Charlotte Light, advisory board member, Institute of Coding; group CTO, Aztec GroupCharlotte Robertson, co-founder, Digital Awareness UKCharlotte Zhao, director, codebar; co-founder and CEO, AViD FMCheck Warner, co-founder, Diversity VC; partner, Ada Ventures

Cheryl Stevens, interim director for shared channels experience, DWP DigitalChiara Pensato, CMO, CutoverChristina Scott, CTO, News UKChristine Ashton, CIO adviserClaire Agutter, director, Scopism; director and lead tutor, IT Training ZoneClaire Burn, software engineer, Rapid7; global ambassador, Women Who Code Belfast

Claire Cockerton, former CEO, Plexal; founder and adviserClaire Davenport, CEO, notonthehighstreet.comClaire Dickson, group CIO, DS SmithClaire Edmunds, founder and CEO, ClarifyClaire Morris, chief studio officer, Founders FactoryClaire Novorol, co-founder and chief medical officer, Ada Health

Claire Osborne, vice-president interactive, Inspired EntertainmentClaire Vyvyan, senior vice-president, UK & Ireland commercial business, Dell EMCClare Barclay, CEO, Microsoft UKClare Gorman, senior VP, sales business operations, AVEVAClare Joy, expansion strategy manager, Onfido

Clare Sutcliffe, director and co-founder, She Wins; VP community, MultiverseClaudia Natanson, head of information security, AccuWeather; chair, UK Cyber Security CouncilColleen Wong, founder and CEO, TechsixtyfourCynthia Davis, CEO and founder, BAME Recruitment; chair, board of directors, Pop Up Projects

Daljit Bamford, chief customer officer, Tenth Revolution Group; social media advocate, The Trussell TrustDaniela Menzky, co-founder and COO, AngokaDaryn Edgar, board member, Glisser; CEO, LYTTDavina Sirisena, founder and CEO, Difference DigitalDebbie Garside, co-chair, security - KTN Defence and Security Advisory Board, Knowledge Transfer Network

Debbie Green, vice-president applications, Oracle UK&IDebbie Wosskow, co-founder, AllBright; former CEO, Love Home SwapDeborah Okenla, founder and CEO, Your Startup, Your Story (YSYS)Deborah Vickers, VP product management, Citi; COO, Women in Banking and Finance

Depika Koria, global product owner - voice assistants, HSBCDevika Wood, co-founder, Vida Care; proposition owner - enhanced doctor at hand, AXA PPP HealthcareDevon Edwards Joseph, senior analytics engineer, SpotifyDiana Biggs, member, board of digital leaders, World Economic Forum; CEO, Valour

Diana Kennedy, CTO, BupaDimple Dalby, lead cloud platform engineer, Compare the MarketDoniya Soni, programme strategy lead, Multiverse (formerly White Hat)Dupsy Abiola, head of global innovation, International Airlines GroupEdel McGrath, partner, group head of technology, Knight Frank

Edwina Dunn, non-exec director, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation; commissioner, Geospatial CommissionEileen Jennings-Brown, head of technology, Wellcome TrustEileen Logie, deputy director, ESFA Apprenticeship ServiceElaine Bucknor, group CISO and group director of security, Sky

Elaine Warburton, founder and non-executive director, QuantuMDxElena Novokreshchenova, vice-president of international, RemitlyElena Sinel, founder, Acorn Aspirations and Teens in AIEli Schutze Ramirez, software engineer, TwitterEliana Vanekova, founder, ZeroSmart

Elin Ng, co-founder and COO, Salve TechnologiesElisabetta Zaccaria, founder, Secure Chorus; entrepreneur mentor in residence, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business SchoolElizabeth Eastaugh, senior director, technology - development platform and infrastructure, Expedia

Elizabeth Varley, adviser - early stage tech advisory group, Silicon Valley BankElizabeth Vega, group CEO, Informed SolutionsElla Schofield, engineering manager, Bloom & WildEllie Yell, founder and CEO, FledglinkElly Zhang, director of partnerships, Heliocor; co-founder and CEO, Buzzmi; head of partnerships, Globe Derivative Exchange

Elspeth Finch, CEO and founder, IANDEmily Brooke, founder and chair, Beryl.ccEmily Forbes, founder, SeenitEmma Cerrone, executive director, agile and digital fitness lead, global digital accelerator, MSDEmma Fryer, associate director (datacentres), TechUK

Emma Lacy, UKIE HCM business operations leader, OracleEmma Lindley, co-founder, Women in IdentityEmma McGuigan, senior managing director, Microsoft Business Group; lead - Intelligent Platform Service, AccentureEmma Mulqueeny, consultant and adviserEmma Robertson, director and co-founder, Digital Awareness UK

Emma Sinclair, co-founder, Enterprise AlumniEmma Stace, chief digital and technology officer, Department for EducationEmma Taylor, head of digital safety, RazorSecureEmma Trickitt, head of diversity and inclusion - technology, SkyEmma Woodman, UK&I ServiceNow practice lead; MD, Accenture

Emma Wright, director, Institute of AI; partner, Deloitte LegalErika Brodnock, co-founder, Extend Ventures; founder, Karisma Kidz and KamiErika Federis, associate, CMSErin Platts, head of EMEA and president of the UK branch, Silicon Valley BankEstelle Johannes, director, member communities UK, CompTIA

Fanny Corlosquet, senior software engineer, The Economist NewspaperFarah Kanji, chief people officer, Founders FactoryFarida Gibbs, CEO/founder, Gibbs HybridFateha Majid, founder and CEO, Biye BiyeFatimat Gbajabiamila, software engineer, Apolitical; founder, Bridgemap

Faye Holland, founder and director, CofinitiveFelicity Burch, executive director, Centre for Data Ethics & InnovationFiona Hudson Kelly, chair, board of directors, Smart ApprenticesFlavilla Fongang, managing director, 3 Colours Rule; founder, TLA Black Women in Tech

Flora Tasse, head of CV/AI research, StreemFran O'Leary, co-founder and director of client services, LodestoneFrancesca Carlesi, co-founder and CEO, Molo FinanceFunmi Adewodu, iOS engineer, SpotifyGabi Wagenhofer, VP markets and midstream digital/CIO trading, shipping and midstream, BP

Gabriella Talbot, strategic technology delivery manager and co-chair, Aspire Network, The Co-opGem Hill, senior test for voice and AI, BBCGem Young, founder, Women of FinTech; founder, DiversiTech HubGemma Moore, founder and director, CyberisGenevieve LeVeille, principal founder and CEO, AgriLedger

Georgina Owens, chief product and technology officer, DoqitGhislaine Boddington, co-founder and director, Women Shift DigitalGillian Docherty, CEO, The Data LabGillian Lamela, director, Technology Cost Simplification Programme; Women In Technology UK regional lead, Barclays Investment Bank

Grace Stuart, director of product marketing, DeelHadley Beeman, chief technology adviser to the secretary of state, Department for Health and Social CareHannah Dawson, co-founder and CEO, FutrliHannah Sutcliffe, relationship manager, MOONHUBHayaatun Sillem, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering

Hayley Sudbury, co-founder and CEO, WerkinHazel Moore, chairman and co-founder, FirstCapitalHeather Black, CEO and founder, SupermumsHeather Picov, CEO, Apps for GoodHeather Savory, non-executive director, UK Parliament Information Authority, House of Lords

Heba Bevan, CEO and founder, UtterberryHelen Boothman, managing director, Evergreen EnergyHelen Fraser, software developer, Morgan StanleyHelen Kelisky, vice-president, cloud sales, UK and Ireland, Salesforce EMEAHelen Lamb, head of delivery centres of excellence, Fujitsu

Helen Meek, agile coach and consultant, RippleRockHelen Mitchell, director and co-founder, Blukudu; director of innovation strategy, ecosystems, change and communications, Global Transformation Office, BMI GroupHelen Needham, managing principal, Capco; founder, Me.Decoded

Helene Panzarino, associate director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance, London Institute of Banking and FinanceHephzi Pemberton, founder and CEO, Equality GroupHilary Leevers, CEO, EngineeringUKHolly Smith, senior solutions consultant, Databricks

Indra Joshi, director of AI, NHSXInês Teles Correia, co-founder and CEO, DWYLIra Krachanovskaya, senior marketing partner, BP Launchpad; startup adviserIris Lapinski, founder and chair, Apps for GoodIrra Ariella Khi, CEO and founder, Zamna (formerly VChain Technology)

Isabel Chapman, director, Power2ConnectIsabel Fox, co-managing partner and co-founder, Luminous Ventures; general partner, Outsized VenturesIsabel Lewis, senior technology associate, Publicis SapientIvana Bartoletti, technical director - privacy, Deloitte; co-founder, Women Leading in AI Network

Jackie Bell, senior teaching fellow in equality, diversity, outreach and public engagement, Imperial CollegeJacqui Taylor, CEO, Flying BinaryJane Silber, chair, Diffblue; NED, PusherJane Turner, CEO, CenttripJanet Coyle, managing director business growth, London & Partners

Janet Hughes, programme director, Future Farming and Countryside Programme, Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsJanine Hirt, CEO, Innovate FinanceJanthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO and founder, TapolyJaycee Cheong, cloud infrastructure engineer, Bryter

Jeanie York, chief technology officer, Virgin Media O2Jeni Tennison, vice-president and chief strategy adviser, Open Data InstituteJennifer Allum, head, Gov.UK; director, Government Digital ServiceJennifer Opal, DevOps engineer, HelloSign at DropboxJennifer Rigby, COO, Lloyd’s of London

Jenny Griffiths, founder and CEO, Snap VisionJess Gosling, senior international policy adviser, UK governmentJess Wade, postdoctoral research associate, Imperial College LondonJessica Falk, site reliability engineer, GoogleJessica Figueras, vice-chair, UK Cyber Security Council

Jill Hodges, CEO and founder, Fire TechJillian Godsil, founder and editor in chief, Blockleaders.ioJin-Yan Gu, principal engineer, NatWest GroupJo Dalton, account director, Lodestone, secretariat of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum

Jo Eckersley, CEO and founder, BubblJo Graham, CIO, BoohooJo Haslam, design director, Snap Finger ClickJoan Lei, senior data scientist, RevolutJoanna Davinson, executive director, Central Digital and Data Office, Cabinet OfficeJoanna Montgomery, founder, Little Riot

Joanne Hannaford, head of EMEA technology and global head of quality assurance engineering, Goldman SachsJoanne Smith, founder and CEO, Recordsure; chair, CBI SME CouncilJots Sehmbi, chief digital and technology officer, University of EssexJoy Foster, CEO, TechPixies

Joyeeta Das, founder and chair, GyanaJude Ower, founder and CEO, PlaymobJulia Lopez, parliamentary secretary at Cabinet Office, responsible for digital government policyJulie Bretland, CEO, owner and founder, Our Mobile HealthJulie Parmenter, chief financial officer, nDreams

Julie Watling, managing director, Communications SolutionsJulie Woods-Moss, chair, Dunnhumby; CMO, ThoughtworksJuliet Bauer, UK managing director, Kry LiviJuliette Atkinson, IT director, Bradford UniversityJune Angelides, investor, Samos InvestmentsJustine Roberts, founder and CEO, Mumsnet and Gransnet

Kadine James, creative technologist, RYOT Verizon Media; founder, The Immersive KINDKanta Dihal, senior research fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of CambridgeKaren McCormick, chief investment officer, BeringeaKarimah Campbell, founder, Black Tech Queens; EMEA leader, customer success management, Relativity

Karina Vazirova, co-founder, Femtech LabKate Beaumont, director device operations, product and innovation, VodafoneKate Bohn, innovation and strategy - incubator and accelerator lead, Lloyds Banking GroupKate Rosenshine, director, global cloud solution architecture, unicorns and scaleups, Microsoft

Kate Ross, director of delivery, SmartKatherine Calleja, senior partnerships and development manager, Raspberry Pi; founder, Cambridge Women in TechKatherine Eilbeck, head of research and development, SellafieldKatia Lang , co-founder, FemTech LabKatie Koschland, principal engineer, The Financial Times

Kavita Kalaichelvan, software engineer, Cleo AIKayla Shapiro, production engineer, FacebookKeeley Crockett , professor in computational intelligence, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityKerensa Jennings, senior adviser, digital impact, BT GroupKeri Gilder, CEO, Colt

Kike Oniwinde, founder, BYP networkKim Nilsson, chair, PivigoKiran Bhagotra, CEO and founder, ProtectBoxKiran Uppal, VP projects, UnrulyKirsten Connell, First Cheque Fund at Octopus VenturesKirstin Duffield, CEO, Morning DataKit Collingwood, assistant director, digital and customer services, LB Greenwich

Kriti Sharma, vice-president product, GFK; founder, AI for Good UKLara Sampson, partner, Public DigitalLarissa Suzuki, data/AI technology practice lead, GoogleLaura Dawson, CIO, London School of EconomicsLauren Kisser, director, Alexa AI - Knowledge International, Amazon

Leanne Bonner-Cooke, founder and CEO, e-BateLeeann Monk-Ozgul, co-founder and COO, Elemental – The Social Prescribing CompanyLeontina Postelnicu, head of health and social care, TechUKLiane Katz, CEO, MAMA.codesLibby Kinsey, head of data science strategy and operations, Ocado Technology; co-founder, Project Juno

Lilybeth Go, VP data and analytics platforms, BPLindy Cameron, CEO, National Cyber Security CentreLisa Forte, partner, Red Goat Cyber Security; co-founder, Cyber Volunteers 19Lisa Hammond, CEO and co-founder, Centrix SoftwareLisa Jacobs, Europe managing director, Funding Circle

Lisa Ventura, CEO and founder, UK Cyber Security Association; board member, Cyber Security Global AllianceLiz Ashall-Payne, CEO, OrchaLiz Rice, chief open source officer, Isovalent; chair, Technical Oversight Committee, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Liz Whitefield, director, Hippo DigitalLiz Williams, CEO, FutureDotNow; chair, GoodThingsFoundationLorna Davidson, CEO and founder, RedwigwamLou Cordwell, CEO, magneticNorthLouise McCarthy, CIO adviser; co-founder and chair, FluttrLouise Rix, investor, Forward Partners

Louise Stokes, director, Digital Leaders; director, Shoreditch VirtualLucie Glenday, group CEO and founder, MySense.aiLucinda Carney, founder and CEO, Actus SoftwareLucy Hall, founder, Digital Women and SocialDay; director, Avviso MediaLucy Ireland, MD, BCS Learning & Development

Lyn Grobler, group CIO, Howden Group HoldingsLynn Collier, renewals project lead, SynitiMagdalena Kron, Rise Global FinTech platform director, BarclaysMaggie Van’T Hoff, vice-president of IT transformation and value, ShellMala Mawkin, digital medicine innovation lead, Imperial College London; head of market development, Leva Clinic

Malika Malik, data and AI cloud solution architect, Microsoft; adviser, APPG on AIMandy Chessell, distinguished engineer, IBMMansata Kurang, digital product owner, Alzheimer’s Society; founder, VR RevivalMaria Axente, AI and AI for good lead, PwC UK; advisory board member, APPG for AI

Maria McKavanagh, COO, Verv (Green Running)Mariarosaria Taddeo, associate professor, senior research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of OxfordMarija Butkovic, founder and CEO, Women of WearablesMarily Nika, senior AI/machine learning product manager (Speech), Google

Marta Krupinska, head, Google for Startups UKMartha Moniz, engineering manager, IntercomMattie Yeta, head of sustainability - group strategy, DEFRAMaxine Mackintosh, postdoctoral research associate, the Alan Turing Institute; co-founder, One HealthTech

Meha Nelson, co-founder and CTO, Predina; product and operations manager, Minica AutomationMehak Mumtaz, COO and co-founder, iLoFMel Unsworth, global director of content and commerce technology, Yoox Net-A-PorterMelinda Nicci, founder and CEO, Baby2Body

Melinda Roylett, global head of small and medium business, AfterpayMelissa Di Donato, CEO, SUSEMelissa Hendry, co-founder and managing director, ddroiddMelissa Morris, CEO, LantumMerve Taner, software engineer, ShopifyMevish Aslam, founder, SprintersMichelle Senecal de Fonseca, area vice-president, Northern Europe, Citrix

Michelle Seng Ah Lee, AI ethics lead, Deloitte UKMignon Mapplebeck, business/entrepreneurship advisory, SEE Consulting; founder, CIO Digital Book ClubMikela Druckman, CEO and co-founder, GreyparrotMisa Ogura, research software engineer, BBC; co-founder and CTO, Women Driven Development

Monika Radclyffe, head, SetSquared, BristolMridula Pore, co-founder and CEO, PeppyMursal Hedayat, co-founder and CEO, ChatterboxMusidora Jorgensen, area vice-president, head of UK energy and utilities sales, Salesforce; ally for women in STEMNabila Salem, board member of tenth revolution group and president, Revolent Group

Nadia Abouayoub, founder, AifinaiNadine Thomson, global chief technology officer, MediaComNadira Hussain, director of leadership development and research, SocitmNaina Bhattacharya, chief information security officer, DanoneNaomi Timperley, co-founder, Tech North Advocates; growth and innovation consultant; project director, FreelanceHER100

Nat Pawlak, COO, My VenturesNatalie Billingham, vice-president, sales and managing director, EMEANatalie Gammon, digital and cyber security adviserNatalie Massenet, founder and executive chair, Net-a-Porter GroupNatasha Sayce-Zalem, global head of partner engineering, Prime Video, Amazon

Neeta Mundra, banking and financial services, Salesforce; industry transformation adviserNeeta Patel, CEO, Centre for EntrepreneursNeha Rajesh, head of account-based and partner marketing, TemenosNicky Tozer, SVP, EMEA, Oracle NetSuiteNicola Blackwood, chair, Genomics England

Nicola Graham, director of infrastructure and support services, NHS Ayrshire & ArranNicola Martin, head of quality, Adarga; BCS Women and BCS software testing committee memberNicola Whiting, co-owner and chief strategy officer, TitaniaNicole Eagan, chief strategy and AI officer, Darktrace

Niki Trigoni, chief technology officer, Navenio; professor in computer science, head of cyber physical systems group, University of OxfordNikki Kelly, SVP public sector and health, AtosNina Tumanishvili, CEO and founder, HelloHubNneka Abulokwe, founder and CEO, MicroMax Consulting

Noor Shaker, founder and CEO, Glamorous AINorma Dove-Edwin, chief information officer, National Grid ESONova Baines, VP cloud DevOps, AVEVAOlga Kravchenko, CEO, MusemioOlivia Gambelin, founder and CEO, Ethical Intelligence AssociatesPamela Maynard, CEO, Avanade

Pat Ryen, founder, Cybergirls FirstPatricia Shaw, CEO and founder, Beyond Reach; fellow, ForHumanityPaulette Watson, founder and managing director, Academy AchieversPayal Jain, chair, Women in Data UKPearl Noble-Mallock, head of product and cyber security, BAE Systems

Penny Endersby, CEO, Met Office; visiting prof in electronics and computer science, Southampton University; WISE ambassadorPerrine Farque, founder, Inspired-HumanPhoebe Chibuzo Hugh, founder and CEO, BrollyPhoebe Greig, co-founder, Women Driven Development; co-director, Lesbians Who Tech, London; lead software engineer, Citi Innovation Lab

Phoebe Thacker, programme manager - neuroscience, Google DeepMindPip Jamieson, founder and CEO, The DotsPip White, managing director UK&I, Google CloudPippa Malmgren, partner and senior adviser, Monaco FoundryPolly Barnfield, founder and CEO, Maybe

Poppy Beer, co-founder and CTO, Thrift+Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, DarktracePravina Ladva, chief technology and operations officer, Swiss RePriya Guha, venture partner, Merian VenturesPriya Lakhani, founder and CEO, Century TechRachel Murphy, CEO, Difrent Group

Rachel Neaman, non-executive board member, adviser, mentorRachelle Mills, CEO, KareInnRahel Tesfai, founder and CEO, FroHubRashada Harry, co-founder and managing director, Your Future, Your AmbitionRav Bumbra, founder, Structur3dpeople; founder, Cajigo

Rebecca Kemp, director of customer journey, Citizens AdviceRebecca Mister, co-founder and director, RedTech RecruitmentRebecca Pope, UK digital and data science innovation lead, RocheRegina Moran, vice-president strategic programs and change, FujitsuReshma Sohoni, founding partner, Seedcamp

Rioch Edwards-Brown, founder, So You Wanna Be In Tech?Rita Martins, FinTech partnerships lead, Finance and RiskRoberta Lucca, co-founder and board director, Bossa StudiosRomanie Thomas, founder and CEO, Juggle JobsRonda Zelezny-Green, global head, training and e-learning, Internet Society

Ros Delderfield, customer experience manager, BP InternationalRosalind Singleton, CEO, Spring FibreRose Ross, co-founder, TechBritannia; MD, OmarketingRosie Sherry, community lead, OrbitRoxane Heaton, director, digital, data and technology, Cabinet Office

Rubi Kaur, senior solutions architect, Vodafone GroupSabina Ciofu, head of EU and trade policy, TechUKSabrina Castiglione, chief financial officer, TessianSafia Barikzai, associate professor, London South Bank University; academic lead, Digital Grid Partnership

Samantha Payne, co-founder and chief operating officer, Open BionicsSamantha Smith, head of digital and IT, 3C Shared Services; strategic IT lead, Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City CouncilsSana Khareghani, head, UK Government Office for Artificial Intelligence

Sandra Taylor, assistant director of IT and digital, Worcestershire County CouncilSandra Wachter, associate professor and senior research fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of OxfordSara Sharkey, head application services and DevOps, Defence Digital

Sara Simeone, CEO, Digital OraclesSarah Armstrong-Smith, chief security adviser, EMEA, MicrosoftSarah Atkinson, director, corporate social responsibility, Global at Micro FocusSarah Curran Usher, MD EMEA, True FitSarah Hunter, director of global public policy, X (Google MOONSHOTS)

Sarah Luxford, partner (DDaT), GatenbySanderson; co-founder, TLA Women in TechSarah Porter, founder and CEO, Inspired MindsSarah Rench, director of AI and industry solutions, AvanadeSarah Shields, vice president - central and North Europe channel, Dell Technologies

Sarah Tulip, head of digital transformation, BJSSSarah Turner, CEO and co-founder, Angel AcademeSarah Wilkinson, CIO, Thomson ReutersSarah Winmill, CIO, business functions, Ministry of DefenceShahanaz Parven, commercial director and research analyst, Baharia Tech

Shaheen Sayed, senior managing director and technology lead UKI, AccentureShalini Khemka, founder and CEO, E2ExchangeSharmadean Reid, founder, Beautystack, WAH Nails, The Stack WorldSharon Moore, CTO for public sector, IBM UKSharon Russell, senior software engineer,

Sheeza Shah, founder and CEO, UpEffectShefali Roy, board member, Ada’s List and MakerDAOSheree Atcheson, global director of diversity and inclusion, ValtechSheridan Ash, technology and investments director, women in technology leader UK, PwC; founder, Tech She Can

Sherry Vaswani, group CEO, XalientShivvy Jervis, forecaster and founder, FutureScape 248Sian Allsopp, technology executive director, Morgan Stanley; steering committee member, Tech She CanSian John, director security, compliance and identity strategic growth business development, Microsoft

Siobhan Baker, senior software engineer, 8th LightSonia Patel, CIO, NHSXSonya Barlow, founder, LMF Network CICSophie Davies-Patrick, CTO, MPBSophie Deen, CEO, Bright Little LabsSophie McGrath, partner, tech and life sciences, Goodwin Procter LLPStephanie Eltz, co-founder and CEO, Doctify

Stephanie Itimi, founder and CEO, SeideaStephanie Phair, chief customer officer, FarfetchSue Whittington, director of operations, SmartSuki Fuller, founder, MiribureSusan Buttsworth, COO, Three UKSusan Morrow, head of R&D, Avoco SecureSusana Zoghbi, deep learning research engineer, Greyparrot

Susanne Baker, associate director, climate, environment and sustainability, TechUKSusanne Chishti, CEO, Fintech CircleSusie Hargreaves, CEO, Internet Watch FoundationSuzie Miller, senior cloud solutions architect, Azure, MicrosoftSylvia Lu, head of cellular technology strategy, u-blox; board director, Cambridge Wireless; board member, UK5G

Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder, CognitionX; chair of government’s AI CouncilTamara Lohan, founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs SmithTamara Rajah, chief business and science officer, Holland & BarrettTamsin Ashmore, CFO, Ultima Business SolutionsTania Boler, CEO and co-founder, Elvie

Tanya Cordrey, partner, AKF PartnersTara Donnelly, chief digital officer, NHSXTara McGeehan, president of UK and Australia operations, CGITarah Lourens, chief product and technology officer, RightmoveTaylor Semelsberger, founder, Miro Solutions UKTina Götschi, principal, Ada. National College for Digital Skills

Tina Howell, cloud practice lead, AND DigitalTing Zhang, CEO and founder, Crayfish.ioTracy Westall, chair, Curium Solutions; non-executive director, Department for Transport; NED, West Midlands 5GTristi Tanaka, technology change programme leader, currently at NHS; BCS Women committee member; fellow, ForHumanity

Tugce Bulut, CEO and co-founder, StreetbeesValerie Willis, head of operations and client relations, PrepaidFSVerena Rieser, professor of conversational AI and head, NLP; co-founder, AlanaVibhusha Raval, data innovation scrum lead, GSKVicki Young, founder and CEO, Nalla Design

Vicky Brock, founder and CEO, VistalworksVictoria Carr, scientific programmer, Wellcome Sanger Institute; founder, ResearcHers CodeVivi Cahyadi, CEO, AltoVitaWai Foong Ng, founder and CEO, MatchableWendy Redshaw, chief digital information officer, retail banking, NatWest Group

Wendy Tan White, vice-president, Moonshots at X; member, UK Digital Economy Council; trustee, Alan Turing InstituteYanna Winter, CIO, head of IT, GeneraliYemi Jackson, founder and CEO, Engage TransformYemi Oluseun, programme manager, The Change HiveYi Luo, angel invester

Yvonne Gallagher, digital director, The NAOZahra Bahrololoumi, CEO, Salesforce UK&IZandra Moore, CEO, PanintelligenceZara Nanu, CEO and co-founder, Gapsquare; Global Future Council on Equity and Social Justice at World Economic ForumZoe Cunningham, director, Softwire

A panel of expert judges used the following criteria to decide which of these women will be included in the top 50 shortlist:Influence:What authority or ability does the person have – either through her personal position or the role she holds – to personally influence the development of UK IT, or to influence others in positions of authority?

Achievements:What has the person achieved in the past 12 months to help the development of UK IT?Profile:Is the person recognised as a role model for aspiring leaders? How widely is she acknowledged by her peers as an authority and influence on UK IT?

Leadership:Does the person demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to be seen as a leader in the development of IT in the UK? Does she have a leadership role and does that help her to develop the role of IT in the UK?Potential:How likely is it that the person will have a significant impact on UK IT in the next 12 months? Will her authority and responsibility grow?

Community:Has the person contributed to the women in technology community? To what extent has she used her influence to help other women progress in IT?Content Continues BelowDownload this free guideIT Priority Budgets 2021 InfographicAfter surveying near 500 European IT sector professionals, the jury is out on what companies across the continent will be spending on in 2021. We dive into what spend will be easier to justify, if budgets for IT companies are on the rise or fall and what the 2021 project rankings are for most in the new year. Download this PDF infographic to find out what the results showed.

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