In Computer Weekly’s first ever list of the top 25 most influential women in I.T. in the U.K. Professor Dame Wendy Hall was placed at number 2.
The women in the list were voted for by readers of Computer Weekly and a panel of leaders from across the I.T. industry.
The reason for the publication of the list is to recognise and focus on female role models in the I.T. industry, in order to encourage more women towards careers in the area (currently less than 20% of people employed in the I.T. sector in the U.K. are female, with this figure falling to below 10% for senior/leadership roles).
Dame Wendy said: I’m delighted and flattered to have been included in such a distinguished list and I applaud Computer Weekly for their efforts to highlight the role of women in I.T. in the U.K. which is far more significant than is often realised. Such publicity will encourage others to consider careers in an industry that is one of the most exciting and important to be in today.