Women in IT Awards Ireland 2019 winners announcedThe winners of Information Age's Women in IT Awards Ireland were announced last night at The Mansion House in Dublin.
The second iteration of Ireland’s Women in IT Awards, the night was one of celebration and recognition of female representation in IT.
Women make up just 19% of Ireland’s tech sector, and although Irish women in tech are the second-best paid in the world, their income remains behind their male counterparts, these days by a margin of almost a fifth.
Organised in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), awards on offer last night recognised current trail-blazers within the industry, as well as role models of the future, with categories such as Woman of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Rising Star of the Year.
Other sponsors of the ceremony included Google Cloud, Red Hat and Salesforce.
The host for the night was actor Kathriona Deverux, and there was a keynote speech on the night by Accenture Managing Director, Dr Michelle Cullen.
Kathriona Deverux (top photo) and Dr Michelle Cullen (bottom photo)
Employer of the Year: Accenture
E-Skills Initiative of the Year: Vodafone Ireland
Innovator of the Year: McKesson
Amazon Web Services (AWS)