The results are in! PCR’s annual Women of the Year awards took place last Friday, with beers, cheers and even one or two tears (of joy, we promise). Recognising outstanding individuals working within the technology industry, the awards celebrated women who flourish in what is still a very male-dominated industry.
With awards ranging from PR Powerhouse to Technical Excellence, all areas on the Channel were recognised at the event at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Likewise newcomers and stalwarts of the industry were celebrated alike with awards for a Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. Northamber’s Louise Honeywill claimed the gong for PCR Woman of the Year 2017, while Clare Sutcliffe was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for her work at Raspberry Pi (see below for list of winners).
During the ceremony itself, event sponsor Microsoft’s Nicole Dezen, General Manager for Microsoft’s Consumer Sales & Device UK & Ireland, delivered a speech about the importance of awards such as the PCR WOTY as well as the need to encourage young women and children to get involved in technology. It was a message echoed throughout the ceremony, with CompTIA’s Leanne Johnson also taking to the stage.
Interviews with event sponsors and award winners will be shared in the coming weeks, with further coverage in PCR’s December issue – so keep your eyes peeled!
PCR WOTY 2017 winners:
- PR Powerhouse – Emma Lattimer, TP-Link
- Creative Marketeer – Yvonne Hobden, HP
- Rising Star – Melissa Rambridge, Sweethaven
- Sales Brilliance – Angela Townsend, Sharp
- Business Mentor – Heidi Woodhouse, Dixons Travel and Concessions
- Technical Excellence – Emma Crawford, Tech Data
- Lifetime Achievement – Clare Sutcliffe, Raspberry Pi
- PCR Woman of the Year 2017 – Louise Honeywill, Northamber