Start Up of the Year Winner....

And the winner of the FDM Everywoman in Technology Award 2014 Start Up Category, sponsored by Salesforce is....

Our Co-Founder and CEO, Elizabeth Clark! It was announced at the  spectacular FDM Everywoman in Technology event in London, with some of the brightests minds in Technology. More about the event here...

Elizabeth started her career designing electro-hydraulic armoured umbilicals before moving into engineering recruitment and specialising in HR as Head of HR in a technology transfer company. Deciding on a radical career change, Elizabeth next launched herself as a self-style ‘Flirt Guru’ and was commissioned to authored two books including "flirting for Dummies" by Wiley. Yearning to go back to her technology roots, ten years later Elizabeth spotted a gap in the market and set up Dream Agility, the first enterprise level web platform with true mobile app capability and multi-channel attribution as standard. Elizabeth is a strong believer in bringing graduate female engineers on to mentored professional development schemes. The judging panel were impressed by her sheer passion and innate talent.

MBE, Co-Founder of Everywoman comments, “With 44% of Technology CEOs expected to increase headcount in contrast to 23% across all industries**, it is imperative that more women enter the sector. The organisations involved in today’s Awards are the forward-thinking companies that are already committed to that and the women we are celebrating are role models whose stories and achievements will open the eyes of more young girls to realise that studying STEM subjects can lead to an exciting, rewarding career.”

Sheila Flavell,Chief Operating Officer and Founder Director of Title Sponsor FDM Group “We are thrilled to be able to partner with everywoman once again and to support them in their mission to encourage more women into IT careers. FDM is fully committed to helping more women further their careers within this rewarding and creative industry and opening the pipeline for future talent. With an increasing need for IT skills throughout the UK across all sectors, it is vital that we make technology female friendly and actively encourage women to pursue IT as a career path.”

Julian David, CEO of techUK adds: “techUK is delighted to support the 2014 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. One of the biggest challenges for the UK tech sector is attracting appropriately skilled employees. We need a greater representation of the working population to join UK tech companies and help support the continued growth of the sector. In particular, we need to work hard to attract smart, skilled women who are not currently attracted to the sector and communicate the career opportunities in tech that are open to all. techUK will remain focused on attracting great women to the sector, retaining them and helping them to flourish and succeed.”