The Women in Software Awards is an annual platform celebrating the women making waves and creating impact within the software industry today.
Currently the software sector suffers from an extreme lack of diversity. We are on a mission to change this through the creation and celebration of visible female role models within the sector. Role models are a key in attracting and empowering the next generation of women in progressing careers within tech.
“Role modelling is one of the most powerful levers - it changes people’s minds, lives, and hearts. We feel differently about what we can do, can be and can achieve when we meet, experience and see people like us, doing something we never thought we could”
Claudia Harris, Makers CEO
2022 AWARD CATEGORIES
The Power List
The Power List celebrates women making waves and creating positive impact within software development. Winners are those who demonstrate personal achievement as well as action taken to support the next generation of women in the industry.
The winners on this year’s list, in no particular order, are:
The ChangeMakers List
The Change Makers List recognises the importance of allyship and that change is the responsibility of the tech community as a whole. Nominations are to include mentors of all genders and organisations who support and accelerate the careers of women in tech.
The winners of this year’s Women in Software Changemakers List, in no particular order, are:
MEET THE JUDGES
Co-CTO, Coding Black Females
Co-founder of the non-profit network and community Coding Black Females, Tanya has built an inspirational team that uplifts Black female developers, helps them find opportunities, and influences the tech industry to be more inclusive to people of colour.
Director & Trustee, Codebar
Web developer and trustee of Codebar, a charity which aims to bridge the diversity gap in tech through programming workshops for minority groups. Over 10,000 students launched their tech careers through Codebars work.
CTO, Private Equity (PE) Microsoft
Amit joined the Forbes Technology Council (FTC) in 2021, is the Chair for the FTC Private Capital community, and is a British Computing Society Fellow. Amit is passionate about STEM and the development of technology skills for the next generation of the Engineering workforce.
Senior Director of Engineering, Contentful
Jeremy has been building teams and leading people for more than twenty years at Barclays, News UK, ClearBank and now Contentful. He has an open, inclusive approach to hiring and believes that a diverse team is a better team.
Head of Programs, Microsoft
Edith manages Microsoft's AI startup accelerator programme. Edith also runs The Global Social Entrepreneur programme, working with teams across social impact, sustainability and engineering.
Founder & CEO, Blue Hope
Is a social entrepreneur determined to build a bridge between the tech industry and forcibly displaced professionals. She is an advocate of the right to seek asylum and strongly believes in the power of technology and communities to democratise the access to opportunities. She is the Founder and CEO of PAZ, the startup that brings together professionals, companies and organisations to unfold the potential of refugees.
Head of Product Engineering, BCA
Dan Bass has spent the last 20 years in the technology world, building products for manufacturing before moving into FinTech. Helping comparethemarket.com to grow in the early days, Dan has a passion for scaling teams, and in doing so, helping people to move into software engineering.