Knutsford woman is finalist in Technology Awards | Knutsford Times

Knutsford woman is finalist in Technology Awards

By on March 3, 2019

Edel Owen, from Knutsford, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2019 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

Edel – who is CTO at Barclays UK Ventures – is a finalist in the Team Leader category. This is awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 6 March 2019.

She has worked for Barclays for over 25 years, starting as a graduate. She heads up a team of 40 Architects who manage the retail bank’s technology platforms.

Taking place to celebrate International Women’s Day, the awards are a timely reminder that only 15 per cent of people working in STEM roles in the UK are female and just five per cent of leadership positions in the tech industry are held by women.

The 2019 awards programme’s rally cry is ‘Achieve, Elevate and Inspire’, and this year the awards shine the spotlight on 50 of the most talented individuals from the tech industry, from the UK and internationally.

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