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Scotland Women in Technology Win ‘Most Influential’ Award

Brian Baglow


SWiT Most Influential network

Scotland Women in Technology is officially the UK’s most influential network.

Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT), the non-profit organisation which celebrates and champions trailblazing women in Scotland’s digital technology sector, is celebrating multiple wins in the 2018 Women in Technology Awards.

The organisation was voted the UK’s Most Influential Network by the judges, while Gillian McLennan, an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in Glasgow and a board member of SWiT picked up the Mentor of the Year award. Lynsey Campbell, the chair of SWiT was also a finalist in the Leader of the Year award.

The Most Influential Network award was a hotly contested category, with SWiT competing against two amazing UK-wide finalists – DevelopHer and the government-based TechTalent Charter.

The Women in Technology awards is a competition open to entrants across the UK. The panel of judges included representatives from some of the UK’s leading visionaries, executives and business leaders from organisations including Tech UK, Oracle, Bloomberg and The Telegraph.

The 2018 competition received over 200 entries for the eight categories on offer, covering issues from diversity initiatives and start-ups, to the best engineering team, mentor, leader and rising star.

SWiT Awards 2018

While the Scotland Women in technology group has existed for several years, the organisation moved into high gear in 2017 with the inaugural SWiT Awards. The competition recognised and showcased the incredible range of talent within Scotland’s digital technology sector. The competition proved incredibly popular with dozens of entrants across eleven categories of awards.

Entries for the 2018 SWiT awards opened recently and individuals and businesses across Scotland are encouraged to nominate the women they believe deserve recognition for their hard work and achievement.

Lynsey Campbell told DIGIT:

“SWiT are absolutely delighted to win this award and honoured to be finalists in such a strong category. We have already connected with the two other nominees to see how we can join forces and do more together.

“To be recognised  on a UK-wide scale for all that we do means so much to us and enables us to share our message far and wide. We are a passionate group of volunteers who want to champion, celebrate and invest in women and technology and we are thrilled to win.”

For more information and to enter the 2018 SWiT Awards, visit the Scotland Women in Technology website.

[Image courtesy of DevelopHer on Twitter]

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