Today I received this email.
I am delighted to announce that Standby Task Force has successfully reached the shortlist for “Advocate of the Year” at the Women in IT Awards 2015!
Our select group of judges will be meeting at the beginning of January to decide the winners, which will be announced at a gala evening taking place on 29 January 2015 at The Ballroom, Grosvenor House, Park Lane. London
Frequented by royalty, celebrities and business leaders since its opening in 1929, the historic Grosvenor House continues its time-honoured tradition for exceptional elegance, service and facilities.
The hotel, which holds one of London’s most desirable addresses in the exclusive Mayfair district, will provide the perfect concoction of glamour, prestige and style as leading players from the IT industry gather to celebrate the outstanding innovation achieved by women in the UK and Ireland.
Through a series of end-user, vendor and special recognition awards, the black-tie ceremony will highlight the tremendous value that women can bring to and gain from IT roles, which remain heavily populated by men.
The judges of this award are:
Susan Cooklin, CIO, Network Rail
Kevin Griffin, CIO, GE Capital International
Michael Ibbitson, CIO, Gatwick Airport
Carrie Hartnell, associate director, TechUK
Gillian Arnold, chair, BCSWomen
Claire Vyvyan, GM and executive director, Dell UK
Emma McGuigan, MD, Accenture Technology UK/I
Kate Craig-Wood, MD, Memset Hosting
Mark Maddocks, CIO, Cambridge University Press
Paul Clarke, director of technology, Ocado
Richard Lloyd-Williams, former IT director, Net-A-Porter
Karen Price OBE, CEO, e-Skills UK.
Well done and congratulations to every member of Standby Task Force.
To be shortlisted is a huge achievement in itself. I am so very proud to be part of an amazing team of people who work together to help others, thank you.