The 100 Most Powerful Women in UK Tech, According to Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly’s annual list of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology, established in 2012, aims to elevate the visibility and accessibility of female role models within the technology sector. In 2015, the Hall of Fame was introduced alongside the Top 50 list to honor women who have made enduring contributions to the field and have actively encouraged others to join the IT industry. This addition has expanded the recognition of exceptional women in technology.

The presence of role models is pivotal in inspiring individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in the tech sector. Witnessing individuals like them in specific roles or industries can help them visualize their own potential in such positions and understand the necessary steps for their journey.

Each year, new inductees are added to the Hall of Fame to celebrate their tireless efforts in enhancing diversity and inclusion within the tech industry and making significant contributions to the broader technology landscape. This inclusion not only pays tribute to their remarkable achievements but also ensures the continual growth of the list of the most influential women in UK technology.

Among the recent inductees are notable figures who have made substantial impacts in their respective areas:

Flavilla Fongang: As the managing director of 3 Colours Rule and founder of TLA Black Women in Tech, Flavilla Fongang is a strategic brand specialist and instructor in branding, neuromarketing, and social selling. She also founded Tech London Advocates Black Women in Tech, a group dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within the tech sector.

Clare Sutcliffe: As the co-founder of Code Club, Clare Sutcliffe established a network of volunteer-led coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Her commitment to technology education led her to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, where she played a key role in developing online learning platforms for digital projects using Raspberry Pi technology.

Janet Coyle: In her role as the managing director of business growth at London & Partners, Janet Coyle has been instrumental in promoting trade and growth strategies. She has held various roles related to technology advocacy, including non-executive director for Rocketseed and acting co-chair for the Tech London Advocates Scale Up Group.

Tabitha Goldstaub: Recognized as an AI expert, Tabitha Goldstaub co-founded CognitionX, a platform focused on AI and data-driven systems. She is currently the executive director of Innovate Cambridge, contributing to an inclusive innovation strategy. Her involvement extends to judging for Teens in AI and advisory roles in prominent organizations.

Wendy Tan White: Wendy Tan White is the vice president at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, which leverages technology for life-saving initiatives. With a history of leadership roles in technology companies and advisory positions, including being a member of the UK’s Digital Economy Council, Tan White has demonstrated her commitment to driving technology’s positive impact.s

These accomplished women embody the spirit of progress and empowerment within the technology sector, inspiring future generations and contributing to a more inclusive and innovative industry.

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