Here are all of the finalists for this year’s Women In Tech Awards 2 years ago

Here are all of the finalists for this year’s Women In Tech Awards

This year’s Women In Tech Awards are just around the corner, so who’s in with a shot of taking home a trophy?


Now in its second year, the event is a celebration of the diverse women doing incredible things in tech in Ireland. The nominees for 2019 represent international giants, native start-ups and everything in between and highlight the extent of female talent and innovation in an industry that we’re often told is ‘male-dominated'.

Here’s a breakdown of the finalists in each of the categories.


IT Business Leader


Amber Domer, Director of Managed /Client Services, Pioneer 360

Lorna McAdoo, Head of Operations, Northern Ireland, Version 1

Vicky Godolphin, Head of Digital, Accenture Ireland




Gillian Forde, Head of Digital Integration, Permanent TSB

Patricia Scanlon, CEO and Founder, SoapBox Labs

Jennifer Cox, Security Engineer, Tenable


Dr Michelle Cullen, Managing Director and sponsor for Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture Ireland

Michelle McDaid, Director of Engineering, Workhuman

Niamh Coll, Head of Service Delivery, BT Ireland


Security Leader


Emer O’Neill, Global Security Response Senior Manager, VMware

Ines Rubio, Head of Information Management and Incident Response, BSI

Jacky Fox, Managing Director Security Ireland, Accenture Ireland

Kori Younger, Founder, Total Packets

Natasja Bolton, Managing Information Security Consultant, Sysnet Global Solutions


Digital Transformation

Arlene Ennis, Global Head of Consumer Payments Technology, Citi

Jean Brannigan, Operations Manager – MAC Industry Services, Siemens

Lisa Foley, Director Intl Data Centers, Fiserv

Mary Fitzsimons, eHealth Lead, FutureNeuro Research Centre, RCSI

Yemi Oluseun, Project Manager, Barclays


Fintech Leader

Angela Bergin, Vice President, Head of Programmes & Change, Global Payments

Anne Cullen, Vice President Project Delivery, Fiserv

Kenlyn Klamper, Director of Operations, Fiserv (Nenagh)

Marie Myers, Chief Financial Officer, UiPath

Marta Ghiglioni, Managing Director, ItaliaFintech


Blockchain Leader

Claire Fitzpatrick, Strategic Operations Director, ConsenSys

Lone Fonss Schroder, CEO, Concordium Foundation and Concordium AG

Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance Ireland

Teana Baker-Taylor, Executive Director, Global Digital Finance

Ulyana Shtybel, Chief Capital Officer and Vice President of the Board, HighCastle



Aimée Madden, Founder & CEO, CliniShift

Caroline Dunlea, CEO, Core Optimisation

Joanna Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Think Research

Tugce Bulut, Founder and CEO, Streetbees

Yvonne Brady, CEO & Founder, EVB Sport



Candyce Costa, Founder, CEO, Digital Business Women

Caroline O’Reilly, Vice President Software Engineering, Workday

Maebh Costello, Global Lead of UX Design Labs, McKesson

Margaret Burgraff, Partner, Continuous Ventures

Niamh Sterling, CEO, Recipe Guru

Tina Tarquinio, Director, IBM Z, IBM


Rising Star

Angelica Cullinan, Advanced Analytics Analyst, Bank of Ireland

Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-founder, ApisProtect

Nina Kanti, Blockchain Developer, Deloitte

Rosemary Clancy, Digital Sales Programs Leader, Oracle

Tori Hume, Tori Hume ETL Developer / IT Consultant, Sogeti Ireland


Data Scientist

Amelia Kelly, Director of Speech Technology, SoapBox Labs

Linda Devenney, Director of Data Architecture, Fidelity Investments

Maya Ackerman, CEO/Co-Founder, Wave-AI

Michaela Blott, Distinguished Engineer, Xilinx

Shona D’Arcy, Founder/CEO, Kids Speech Labs



Elizabeth Lenihan, EMEA Lead, Talent Services, Indeed

Fabiana Goodall, CIO EMEA – Director of Governance and Controls, Fiserv

Jacinta Walker, Head of Digital, Qualtrics

Patricia DuChene, Vice President of Sales & General Manager of EMEA & APAC, Wrike

Sinéad Hunter, Project Manager – FX Technology, Citi


Diverse Company of the Year

Accenture Ireland




Version 1


HR Diversity Initiative

Ericsson Ireland, People Team

Facebook, HR Department

Kate McCarthy, VP Accessibility, Skillsoft Ireland Ltd

McKesson, HR Department

Mufeeda CK, COO and Chief Operating Officer, Pehia Foundation


Diversity Role Model

Didem Un Ates, Senior Director, AI Customer & Partner Engagement, Microsoft

Lenore Kerrigan, Country Sales Director, UiPath

Mary Browne, Vice President, Consumer Payments, TTS Technology, Citi

Rosa Atahualpa Rudas de Whyte, Product Designer, Travelport Digital

Tetlanyo Lekalake, Country Marketing Lead, Facebook


Her is official media partner to this year's Dublin Tech Summit Women In Tech Awards.

The event, which celebrates achievements, diversity and inclusion, will take place at Dublin's RDS on 10 October. Find out more here.