Highlights from 2019 everywoman in Technology Awards!

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The winners of the 2019 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with The Tech She Can Charter, have been announced.

Taking place the week of International Women’s Day, these awards from everywoman, a WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise, celebrated 50 of the most talented individuals shaking up the tech industry, both in the UK and beyond and showcased the huge contribution women are making to developing and implementing exciting new products and solutions. These included the founder of a business helping engineers perform complex inspections using drones; a young CEO who created an app at the age of 16 to teach thousands of children how to code; and a leader whose innovation helped drive over £500million in global revenue.

Aside from category winners announced on the night, the overall Woman of the Year was Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, CEO and Founder of Akoni, from London. On setting up her own finance business in India, Felicia identified a lack of resources available to SMEs and that banks didn't offer decent interest rates to small businesses. This inspired Akoni – a digital cash management tool, specifically for smaller businesses, investors and charities. Felicia is dedicated to gender diversity in finance and technology, which is why she founded a “Female Founder” group offering mentorship to young female entrepreneurs and dedicates her time to promoting gender equality. Her passion for helping small businesses thrive and succeed is what made her truly stand out to the judging panel.

On behalf of the judging panel, Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, comments:

“This year showcased yet another selection of talented individuals from all around the world, across different sectors and from all walks of life. Their phenomenal achievements within the technology industry make us proud to announce them as everywoman ambassadors.”

Sheila Flavell, Group Chief Operating Officer of FDM Group, says:

“Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in this year’s FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. It’s fantastic to be part of an event that focusses on promoting and celebrating the incredible achievements of women in technology. This is an important platform to recognise and inspire gender diversity within such a dynamic and fast-growing sector. Greater diversity contributes so much to FDM’s success and achievements as a modern business, driving innovation, cohesion and creativity and having a lasting positive impact on wider society.”

Sheridan Ash, Technology Innovation, and Women in Technology Leader at PwC adds:

"The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards is the perfect opportunity to celebrate fantastic role models within the tech sector across multiple industries. Award categories like Rising Star and Male Agent of Change are essential for changing the ratio for the gender imbalance in technology careers and I'm delighted that The Tech She Can Charter supports this. Every winner should be proud of their achievements and continue the great work they're doing to inspire others, particularly the younger generation, into technology careers.”

For a full list of the winners and photos of the evening, go to: https://www.everywoman.com/my-development/learning-areas/articles/winner...

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