In this industry, it’s often noted that the primary consumer target is of the female demographic. However, according to data compiled by Evia, women account for less than 20% of U.S. tech jobs, even though they make up more than half of the U.S. workforce (not to mention the population). But the times they are changing, and with many companies actively taking steps to attract more female employees, it’s no coincidence that some of the most powerful women in consumer goods can be found in technology roles.
Eight award-worthy professionals were honored last June at the inaugural Women in Tech Awards, a program co-sponsored by CGT and HCL Technologies to recognize females who are playing vital roles in the development and implementation of technology within the industry. The awards were given in three categories: Industry Leadership, Rising Star, and Excellence in IT Transformation.
We hereby recognize our eight official Women in Tech finalists.
1. RISING STAR
Awarded to a woman in a technology-focused role (aged 35 or younger, manager-level or higher) who has made a signiﬁcant impact on her company’s success through the innovative adoption or deployment of technology.
2. EXCELLENCE IN IT TRANSFORMATION
Awarded to a woman in a technology-focused role who successfully led the adoption of a new technology into her organization during the previous 18 months.
Awarded to a senior-level consumer goods executive who not only serves as a role model through her career accomplishments, but also works to inﬂuence the advancement of other women in technology-focused areas of the industry.