Wendy Hall Named in Top 50 Most Inspirational Women in European Technology

Professor Dame Wendy Hall was named in the Inspiring Fifty list of Most Inspirational Women in European Technology for 2016. The aim of Inspiring Fifty is to address the gender imbalance in technology. It arranges events and produces publications to motivate, inspire and educate women in the technology sector.


Janneke Niessen, co-initiator of Inspiring Fifty, said “Looking at the Inspiring Fifty of this year really makes me proud. These fifty women are the best of the best, with truly inspirational careers.”

Shari Yoder Doherty from Atomico, which is in partnership with Inspiring Fifty, said “What a fantastic group of inspirational women. It was a tough selection process as we had hundreds of impressive nominations, but these fifty stood out for their experience and achievements, particularly over the past year. One thing they all have in common is a very obvious passion for the tech industry, which makes them the perfect role models to inspire other women looking to build a career in the sector.”

Wendy Hall Named Kluge Chair in Technology and Society

Professor Dame Wendy Hall has begun a three month tenure in the prestigious post of Kluge Chair of Technology and Society at the Library of Congress in the United States of America.

Professor Hall will work on a research project entitled “Internet Histories and Futures.” She will also chair a public symposium on the ways in which institutions can archive the contents of the Web and co-host a two-day “hackathon.”

The USA Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Wendy Hall awarded British Computer Society Distinguished Fellowship

Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been made a Distinguished Fellow by the British Computer Society, the British Chartered Institute for Information Technology.


She was recognised for her work in science and engineering policy and education, being one of the first computer scientists to carry out research in multimedia and hypermedia and her role in championing women in Information Technology.

Other notable Distinguished Fellows include Bill Gates, Sir Tim Berners Lee, Martha Lane-Fox and Vint Cerf.

Wendy Hall named in Debrett’s top 500 most influential people in 2016

The Debrett top 500 is a list of the most influential people in the UK who “inspire, influence and instigate change beyond expectation.”

Professor Dame Wendy Hall was named in the Engineering and Technology category. The list is compiled by independent experts in each category.

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