Lara Nyman – club swimmer, swim teacher and club exec member - has been shortlisted for TechWomen 50 2017 which is sponsored by WorldPay, Bloomberg, Deloittes, Amazon, Barclays, Capgemini, Santander, pwc and a host of other large blue chip companies. This is a prestigious achievement in an industry which lacks females representation at all levels and the award is the first of its kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline. The reasons for the award are given below:
It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.
Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.
We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.
In order for Lara to go through to the second round, she does need as many votes as possible and we would, of course, love to see her achieve this. If you could go to the link below and ‘vote’ for Lara we would be very grateful. This will literally take just 60 seconds of your time. Whilst I have copied in the club exec and coaches/teachers, please can you also circulate this email to other club members and who would be able do this on our behalf. The closing date is 17 November.