2018 SHORTLIST

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

A company or person that has gone out of its/her/his way to support the cause of getting more women in IT in the last 18 months.

FINALISTS

Nicola Dunne – Bank of Ireland

Adaku Ezeudo – PhoenixRize Consulting

Paula Harrington – PH Training 

Furkan Karayel – Diversein.com

Gillian Keating – Ronan Daly Jermyn

Aoife Macken – LinkedIn

Anya Mhone – Google

Coral Movasseli – Girls in Tech Dublin

Amanda O’Farrell – IT Tallaght 

Maria O’Loughlin & Michelle Kearns – One HealthTech 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

A female leader of a technology company, or a business leader within a large technology company, who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in the last 18 months.

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FINALISTS

Lisa Dillon – Microsoft 

Geraldine Gibson – AQMetrics 

Aisling Keegan – Dell EMC 

Caira Lucy – Spearline 

Sylvie McDermott – CurrencyFair

Majella Mungovan – Facebook

Carol Murphy – EY 

Anne O’Leary – Vodafone Ireland

Tara O’Sullivan – Skillsoft 

 

BUSINESS ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

A female business leader in technology who has been an effective role model to other women in the last 18 months. Judges will examine demonstrations of leadership and business achievements, as well as examples of being a role model and inspiring other women to succeed in technology.

FINALISTS

Christine Barrett – Microsoft 

Barbara McCarthy – HubSpot 

Paula Neary – Accenture Ireland

Caroline Randles – Bank of Ireland 

Victoria Shanks – First Derivatives 

Carolyn Sweeney – The Chargeback Company 

Maeve Tracy – Vizor Software 

Ellen Ward – Tech for Good

CIO OF THE YEAR

A female CIO, head of technology or head of IT who has demonstrated particular innovation, IT excellence and leadership in the last 18 months. Judges will look at projects and achievements spanning the current organisation or others if applicable, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.

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FINALISTS

Eileen Burns – Arthur Cox

Ashling Cunningham – Ervia 

Michelle Kearns – Caredoc

Lorraine McNerney – Ordnance Survey Ireland 

Lavinia Morris – SMBC Aviation Capital 

Myra O’Neill – Vodafone 

Noelle Watts – Ornua 

DATA LEADER OF THE YEAR

A female IT, technology or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in the area of data technology in the last 18 months.

FINALISTS

Medb Corcoran – Accenture’s The Dock 

Roisin Flannery – Bloomberg PolarLake 

Monica Gupta – Exaxe 

Dina Medhat – Microsoft 

Phuong Vu – BeeInstant 

DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR

A digital or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in the area of digital innovation in the last 18 months.

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FINALISTS

Luana Cavalcanti – TradeIX

Marcella Flood – Allianz Care

Vicky Godolphin – Accenture Ireland

Maria O’Loughlin – HSE

Martyna Plonka – Nuance Communications

Eimear Saul – Vodafone

Jacinta Walker – Qualtrics

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Either a tech firm that has demonstrated a great desire to attract and retain more women, or a company from any other industry that has demonstrated a great desire to attract and retain more women in its IT and/or digital department.

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FINALISTS

Accenture

Dell 

Ericsson

Exaxe

Fujitsu Ireland

Tenable Inc

Vodafone Ireland 

 

FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR

A woman who has shown outstanding IT excellence and innovation in the last 18 months and demonstrates signs that she will one day become a successful CIO.

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FINALISTS

Ana Maria Balanescu – Vizor Software

Linda Beckett – AIB

Julieanne Fleming – Deloitte Ireland

Georgia Klontza – Equifax 

Niki Lyberis – Microsoft

Seainin McCoy – BT 

Fiona Sheridan – Vodafone 

Jessica Sheridan – Intel

Sajida Zouarhi – ConsenSys 

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

A technology company that has demonstrated outstanding innovation, customer wins and deployments in the last 18 months, in which a woman was integral to that success.

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FINALISTS

Wendy Belluomini – IBM Research, Ireland

Kathryn Desmond – Exaxe

Laura Kennedy – SmartBear 

Emily O’Brien – EY

Grainne O’Keefe – Spearline 

Sara Philpott – Openet 

Aoife Sexton – Truata

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

A woman who began a career in technology in the last five years and has shown great promise that she will go on to achieve great things in the industry. Judges will examine the last 18 months in each candidate’s career, looking at standout achievements, contributions to successful projects, examples of innovation, and a demonstrable understanding of how technology can create business value.

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FINALISTS

Jasmina Arapinac – Dropbox

Amira Bouguera – ConsenSys

Ellen Brady – Accenture Ireland

Shelby Cormack – Vizor Software

Cynthia Faus Viade – First Derivatives 

Lisa Hughes – Verizon Connect

Charlotte Kristiansen – Microsoft

Eileen McLoughlin – Terenure Enterprise Centre

Dionne Meehan – JP Morgan

Sara O’Dowd – Know Your Customer

 

SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

A female IT security professional whose has demonstrated outstanding work in progressing the industry and/or protecting the company from cyber threats.

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FINALISTS

Katherina Cancelado – Deloitte

Jane Corr – Great-West Life Europe (Irish Life)

Jennifer Cox – Tenable 

Hanim Eken – Sun Life Financial 

Jacky Fox – Deloitte

Michelle Garrigan – Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Joan Green – Bank of Ireland

Sara McAneney – Trinity College Dublin 

 

TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR

An organisation that has undergone a major, and successful, IT or digital transformation in the last 18 months, in which a woman has played an integral part.

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FINALISTS

Sarah Anderson – Vizor Software

Anne Marie Barcoe – Exaxe 

Sinead Crosbie – Great West Life (Irish Life)

Melanie Kierman – AirBnB

Joanne Morrissey – Microsoft

Georgina O’Leary – Allstate Northern Ireland

Olena Redrugina – Vizor Software

Marie Taylor Ghent – EY

Vickie Wall – EY

 

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

A woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year, and shone a light on the great things women in IT can achieve. Candidates should have not only have demonstrated outstanding business- and/or technology-focused achievements, but also acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity to the technology industry. 

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FINALISTS

Jennifer Cox – Tenable

Dr. Michelle Cullen – Accenture Ireland

Sharon Donnelly – Bank of Ireland

Jillian Godsil – Blockleaders 

Joanne Horgan – Vizor Software

Barbara McCarthy – Hubspot

Lorna Ross – Accenture’s The Doc

Aoife Sexton – Truata

Phoung Vu – BeeInstant 

Caroline Walsh – Vesta Payment Solutions 

 

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

A female IT, technology or business leader under the age of 35, or who turns 35 in 2018, who has progressed rapidly through their career and demonstrated business value and innovation through the use of technology. 

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FINALISTS

Lorna Brady – Asavie

Giuliana Carullo – Intel Labs Europe

Kara Crinion – Together Digital

Louise Cunningham – First Derivatives

Julieanne Fleming – Deloitte Ireland

Tara McDonald – Ericsson 

Gillian McMohan – Deloitte

Rachel Noonan – WP Engine

Lauren O’Grady – Google

Aoife Whitford – Property Basecamp

Darya Yegorina – CleverBooks 

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

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