The winners of the 10th annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awardsin association with The Tech She Can Charter, have been announced.

The awards celebrate the most inspiring and talented individuals who are raising the bar and shaping the future of the technology industry in the UK and beyond. Winners include an international inspiration who addresses social and economic inequality faced by under-served communities when starting a business and an innovator who has created a live AI-powered subtitle-generation tool is helping users watch anything online in any language.

Research shows that increasing the number of women working in IT could generate an extra £2.6 billion a year for the UK’s economy, however only 5% of leadership roles are currently held by women. This demonstrates the important role the awards play in championing the technology industry as a whole alongside showcasing the success stories of women within the sector.

The overall Woman of the Year award was presented to Prof. Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, President and Chief Executive of NMITE from Hereford. Bringing 25 years of experience in engineering, she leads NMITE – an engineering higher education institution challenging conventional education. As an openly female LGBT engineer, Prof. Elena has also championed an international campaign #ILookLikeAnLGBTEngineer to highlight the lack of diversity in engineering.