Finalists announced in 2012 everywoman in Technology Awards

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We’re delighted to announce that our CEO, Polly Gowers has been nominated Innovator of the Year for the 2012 everywoman in Technology Awards.

The UK’s largest female business community, everywoman, has announced the 2012 finalists in the everywoman in Technology Awards, once again uncovering the UK’s most successful and talented women working within the technology sector.

These awards, now in their second year, highlight the achievements of women excelling in this industry, in order to encourage more to see it as a rewarding career choice.

Despite increases in the number of women entering the workforce over the past few decades, recent figures show that the number employed within the IT and telecoms sector has decreased. As the government calls for an overhaul in the education of information and communications technology within schools in order to ensure that the UK’s economic prospects are not damaged in the future, it is essential that the industry itself celebrates its success stories.

Polly is up against 3 others in the ‘Innovator of the year’ category:

• Mandy Chessell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Chief Architect for InfoSphere Solutions, IBM from Hampshire
• Cyndi Mitchell, Managing Director, ThoughtWorks from London
• Jo Reid, Creative Director, Calvium Ltd from Bristol

We hope that you will join us in wishing Polly the very best of luck in winning the award!

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 29 March 2012 at The Savoy in London. For the latest updates follow @everywomanUK #ewtech or visit www.everywoman.com.