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BCS Members feature in Computer Weekly's 50 most influential women in UK IT list 2016

This year’s list of the 50 most influential women in IT published by Computer Weekly features several inspirational BCS members who are considered role models for diversity and success among the tech community. They include:

  • Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen and founder of Tectre,
  • Hannah Dee, Lecturer in computer science, Aberystwyth University
  • Emma McGuigan, Managing director, Accenture’s UK and Ireland technology group
  • Debbie Forster, Co-CEO, Apps for Good
  • Christina Scott, CIO, Financial Times; senior vice-president of technology, Pearson Professional
  • Christine Ashton, Senior vice-president of technology, Thomson Reuters
  • Margaret Ross, Professor of Software Quality and a principal lecturer at Southampton Solent University
  • Sarah Burnett, Vice President, Everest Group, deputy Chair BCSWomen
  • Sharon Moore, Industry Technical Leader for Travel and Transportation, IBM UK

The annual list celebrates the role of women in IT, recognises the most influential role models and discusses the vital part that female IT leaders will play in the UK’s high-tech economy.

In addition, several BCS members also featured in the Computer Weekly Hall of Fame, including: Dr Sue Black, Dame Stephanie Shirley, and Distinguished Fellows Dame Wendy Hall and Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho. The Hall of Fame sits alongside Computer Weekly’s annual list of the most influential women in UK IT, and was established to highlight those who have appeared prominently on the list every year, in recognition of their longevity and lifetime contribution.

The list was selected by a judging panel of employers and IT leaders from across industry, along with Computer Weekly readers.

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