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Incredibly high standards at Dublin Tech Summit’s first annual Women in Tech Awards – Irish Tech News

After the success of their Women in Tech Programme which was launched at DTS18, the team at Dublin Tech Summit brought the tech community together last night to celebrate the incredible talents and achievements that women in this industry have accomplished.

Speaking of the event, DTS CEO Will Brightling said:

“To show our commitment in combating inequality, we wanted to create an event that would drive diversity and narrow the gender gap in an industry which offers success and opportunity to anyone with ambition, passion, and strong work ethic. We hope that the awards will not only recognise the influential presence and promote the successes of women in the tech industry, but will also stimulate further dialogue around equality in the sector, and coupled with other global diversity initiatives, may even inspire the millions of female tech enthusiasts around the world to become leaders in their own right.”

One of the resounding comments from the judging panel was how high the bar had been set and how difficult a task it was to choose winners, therefore, massive congratulations are due to all the nominees who made the shortlist.

So who took home one of the coveted awards?

Entrepreneur Award

Mary O’Brien – VideoDoc

Data Scientist Award

Jaine Blayney – Queens University Belfast

Trailblazer Award

Furkan Karayel – Diversein

Digital Transformation Award

Grainne Bryan – McCann Fitzgerald

Blockchain Leader Award

Niamh O’Connell – ConsenSys

Fintech Leader

Ruth Fletcher – Currency Fair

IT Business Leader

Myra O’Neill – Vodafone

Rising Star

Talita Holzer – WaytoB

Security Leader

Orlagh Lynch – Globoforce

Disruptor Award

Medb Corcoran – Accenture

Mentorship Award

Michelle Cullen – Accenture

DTS will continue to strive to create not only gender balanced tech events, but equally diverse conferences and award ceremonies in an effort to nurture the community aspect of the tech industry. We look forward to seeing what they have in store for the future.


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