Computer Weekly has announced the list for Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017, including this year’s winner Sherry Coutu.
Sherry is one of Britain’s most successful Angel investors, working and investing with entrepreneurs to use digital to develop marketplaces as well as working with students and teachers in education technology. She founded and chairs the not-for-profit Founders4schools.org.uk, a Tech Partnership’s key partner on the TechFuture Ambassadors programme.
Also making the list this year are Sarah Wilkinson, CEO, at NHS Digital and Monique Shivanandan Group CIO at Aviva, who both support the Tech Partnership and lead on its agenda, in their roles as Tech Partnership CIO Board members.
Now in its sixth year, Computer Weekly’s annual list of the UK’s great women in tech was originally introduced to shine a spotlight on the industry’s role models. As more women were nominated by Computer Weekly staff, judges and readers, the list expanded in 2015 from 25 to 50 women, and in 2017 the longlist was published for the first time to demonstrate how many women are making amazing contributions to the industry.
The 50 women on this list serve as role models for others both in and outside of the technology industry; alongside Computer Weekly’s Rising Stars, the Hall of Fame, attendees of Computer Weekly’s annual diversity in tech event, and the countless women on this year’s longlist.