SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE…WE’RE FINALISTS AT THE FDM EVERYWOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
The finalists in the prestigious annual 2014 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are revealed, celebrating the women creating, advancing and deploying technology across UK Plc. These Awards champion the female talent in the sector, whether as scientific innovators, rising stars within technology businesses, founders of tech start-ups or IT leaders in FTSE100 companies.
Local Businesswoman, CEO of DreamAgility.com, Elizabeth Clark, has been announced as finalist for ‘Start up Founder of the Year’. Elizabeth’s roots in Engineering go back to starting life as an Electro Hydraulic Armoured Umbilical Designer, she was the first woman to sit on the EEF Lancashire (Engineering Employers Federation) Executive Board in its 120 year history. Now she runs a Technology Transfer company, with the latest product release to be the – PLA Platform, which has attracted interest from the Big 4 to Major Retailers. Elizabeth said “I was one of only a handful of girls in a year of 100+ undergraduates in Engineering, years later I’m still shocked to see how few girls are making it onto Engineering and Computer Science Degrees. My daughter is one of only 2 in her A level class studying computer science. Girls use as much technology as boys, we’re not doing enough to educate them in ALL the choices available to them. The Everywoman in Technology Awards are a great way to get the message out to our girls.”
It’s imperative more girls enter the sector as techUK, aims to significantly grow the tech sector industry to 1.3million jobs by 2020 creating an additional 545,000 jobs*. With 44% of Technology CEOs expected to increase headcount in contrast to 23% across all industries**. The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards programme is succeeding in uncovering female role models whose stories will open the eyes of more young girls.
We’re looking forward to next month when we’re attending the awards ceremony in London for the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2014. These awards are great for, not only recognising the achievements of women in technology, but for highlighting the women in the sector as roll models to other young women on the cusp of making their career choices.