Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit

24 women awarded at the Department for International Trade’s European Tech Women Awards  

DIT launched the Europe Technology Campaign that will showcase the UK expertise across many sub-sectors over the next 3 years.

London, 3rd September 2020 — Yesterday the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) announced the winners of the first edition of the European Tech Women Awards that took place virtually during London Tech Week. The event recognized the accomplishments of 24 women from 12 countries who delivered revolutionary projects in the UK and Europe and celebrated UK’s diversity, openness and willingness to champion female leaders. 

The winners in running order are:

  Winner & Company  Award  Country 
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE – STEMettes  Career Recognition Award 

 

UK 

 

Sheila Flavell CBE – 

FDM Group 

Career Recognition Award 

 

UK 

 

Sara Boutall – 

Innovation Disrupt House 

Business Revolution Award 

 

Czech Rep 

 

Maya Gura – 

Missbeez 

Visionary Tech Leader Award 

 

Israel 

 

Camilla Ley Valentin – 

Queue-it 

Data Innovator Award 

 

Denmark 

 

Petra Kotuliakova – 

Aj ty v IT   

Tech Inclusion Award 

 

Slovakia 

 

Laura Lozano  

Lominchar – 

Chargy 

Technology Leadership Award 

 

 

Spain 

 

 

Lisa-Marie Fassl – 

Female Founders  

Start Up Founder Award 

 

Austria 

 

Amanda Heslop – 

Rolls Royce 

STEM Pathway Award 

 

UK 

 

10  Hillary Harel – 

Serenus.AI   

Leadership for Change Award  

 

Israel 

 

11  Sabrina Malpede – 

ACT Blade 

International Clean Energy Award 

 

Italy 

 

12  Natasha Friis Saxberg –  

IT-Branchen – The Danish ICT Industry Association 

Innovation for Change Award 

 

 

 

Denmark 

 

 

 

13  Elisabetta Romano – 

Telecom Italia Sparkle 

Corporate Innovation Award 

 

Italy 

 

14  Sophie Martinetz –  Northcote.Recht/Future-Law   Professional Tech Services Award 

 

 

Austria 

 

 

15  Iseult Ward – 

Foodcloud 

Social Responsibility Award 

 

Ireland 

 

16  Orit Hashay –  

Brayola  

Disruptive Digital Entrepreneur Award  Israel 

 

17  Graziella Pellegrini -Holostem Terapie Avanzate 

  

Academic and Research Award 

 

 

Italy 

 

 

18  Tamy Ribeiro – 

Wunder Mobility  

Future Mobility Award 

 

Germany 

 

19  Maria Vircikova – 

Matsuko  

One to Watch Award 

 

Slovakia 

 

20  Eva Ratti – 

Find your Doctor 

Talent Booster Award 

 

Italy 

 

21  Inna Braverman – 

Eco Wave Power  

Green Innovation Award 

 

Israel 

 

22  Laura Fauqueur – 

CEU IAM Business School  

  

Legal Tech Award 

 

 

Spain 

 

 

23  Andrea Pánczél – 

Women in Energy in  

Hungary Association (WONY) and White Paper Consulting   

Tech Good Award 

 

 

 

 

Hungary 

 

 

 

 

24  Anne Mellano – 

Bestmile 

Smart Solution Innovator Award 

 

Switzerland 

 

Fields of expertise range from Mathematics and Computer Science, IT, Artificial Intelligence, tech apps, Internet of Things, Engineering, Sustainability, through to Energy, Telecommunications, Legal Tech, Science and Research, Mobility, 3D technologies and specialized talent placement. 

Related: There has never been a better time in History for Women to pursue STEM than now

The event also featured two inspirational keynote speakers: 

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Co-Founder of STEMettes, launched a strong message about the importance of diversity in tech: “It is really important for all of us to realize that the change starts with us and it’s us changing our attitude towards digital things and technology that helps influence those around us… All of these technologies are exciting and they are trends but ultimately they need the creative minds of many, they need the many perspectives of many to ensure that we are building technology that actually solves problems and helps people… That is why it’s important to have women in technology, to have great people in technology, to have disabilities in technology and to have all kinds of people working and taking their rightful place as innovators”. 

Sheila Flavell CBE, Chief Operating Officer of FDM Group, highlighted that “Now is the time for us current and future women leaders to show up as the very best version of ourselves. As we have moved forward out of this crisis, there has never been a more urgent need for women to step forward and lead our great STEM industries into the future… It’s not about women being better than men, it’s about being different to men, bringing different values and ways of working to the table… If decisions are increasingly executed by algorithms, we better make sure that the teams that design, build and test them are diverse, otherwise we will create a digital world that doesn’t work for everyone…If we want more women into technology, then we have to empower and enable more role models to inspire them. If you can see it, you can be it”. 

In her opening speech, Oriel Petry, Director for Technology and Advanced Manufacturing at DIT London stressed “some of the most influential people in the British government responsible for technology are women, but we know that is not the case across the economy as a whole. Too few women are shaping our future, too few women are writing the algorithms that are going to determine everything about our life in the years to come, too few women in fact are successful in raising capital. This to me in inexplicable. So, these are important issues that the British government cares about. These awards celebrate the wonderful diversity, creativity, and innovation that women bring to tech”

Must Read: Succeeding as a Female Founder

In his closing speech, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe Richard Burn underlined the importance of women in tech and officially launched the DIT Tech Campaign: “Whether building businesses in a range of sectors including healthcare, mobility and renewable energy, creating social enterprises or putting together programs designed to support and empower women and girls. We have seen some truly inspiring stories of how women across Europe are powering the tech revolution. These awards are hugely important to DIT and to DIT Europe as they highlight the role of women in Tech and the important contribution of tech to the British economy. I hope that the amazing stories we have heard from our winners will encourage more women to join tech businesses and that tech leaders will work harder to ensure that women play a bigger part in their companies, which will of course drive their successLondon Tech Week provides DIT Europe with a launchpad for our own pan-European Technology campaign designed to showcase the UK’s expertise across many different sub-sectors”.  

Over the next 3 years, the DIT Europe Technology Campaign will deliver an innovative program of landmark Ministerial led events, expanding the impact of the UK presence at major exhibitions and focusing on core UK strengths such as big data and Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. 

It will represent an innovative and exciting platform for the UK to deliver confident, consistent messaging on technologies where the UK is a global leader and supporting UK priorities in exports, investment, and trade policy.


Mary Olushoga – Founder of The AWP Network to Launch First of its Kind Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Mary Olushoga – Founder of The AWP Network to Launch First of its Kind Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)
Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit