The first ever Top Women in Welsh Technology – an awards ceremony crowning the women driving the digital industry in Wales – was announced yesterday at Digital Festival. With just 15% of the people working in STEM roles across the UK female and only 5% of leadership positions in the tech industry held by women, Innovation Point, organisers of the festival, believe sharing the stories of females leading the way will inspire others to follow.
Following a public nomination process, judges have chosen from hundreds of women from across Wales and across sectors including females who’ve founded companies working worldwide, saving lives, creating careers, innovating and boosting the economy.
Sarah Edwards, MD of Capital Network Solutions Limited has been announced as one of those Top 10 Women in Wales and is absolutely delighted to be recognised in this way. "To be recognised in the same category as so many women that I admire is very humbling and to be able to showcase the work that myself and my colleagues have been involved with over the last seventeen years is very rewarding," said Sarah.
"It is absolutely vital to be recognising the significant achievements made by women throughout Wales in the technology sector as I hope that it will demonstrate the vast array of opportunities open to women, not necessarily in a technical role," commented Sarah.
The Top Women in Welsh Technology also includes: Aimee Bateman, CEO and founder, Careercake.com; Gemma Hallet, Founder, miFuture; Rachel Clacher, co-founder, Moneypenny; Victoria Norman, CEO and Founder, Signum Health; Dr Debbie Garside, CEO GeoLang creator of the Ascema Platform for Data Loss Prevention; Sarah Edwards, Managing Director, Capital Networks Solutions Limited; Lisa Matthews-Jones, Portfolio Manager, Arts Council of Wales; and Kirsty Williams, co-founder, DashHound.