Bupa everywoman in Technology announces Entrepreneur award winner

The winners of the 2024 Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards have been announced, celebrating the most inspirational women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Now in their 14th year, the awards shine a spotlight on the industry’s most exceptional talent from all stages of the career journey, from apprentices to C-suite, from the UK and beyond.

While the technology industry is pioneering, innovative and exciting in many ways, women only make up 26% of its workforce. The absence of visible female leaders and role models remains a critical issue in the drive to attract, develop, retain, and advance the industry’s female talent.

A study of the everywoman in Tech community, in collaboration with Bupa, found that for 39% of women working in technology, the imposter phenomenon and the female role model deficit remained as their top challenges in achieving their career ambition. The survey revealed that this scarcity of role models is prevalent across the board, with entry-level women recognising this in equal measure to women who have made it to the C-suite. The breadth and diversity of talent that the everywoman award programme uncovers every year continues to address a vital industry wide need.

Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman comments: “As everywoman celebrates its 25th anniversary we are reminded that the impact role models have remains as powerful today as when we started. Role models serve not just as beacons of achievement, but also as tangible proof that success is attainable, providing a roadmap that others can use to navigate their career progression. We congratulate this year’s winners, who are a powerful group of role models that embody what women in tech want to see more of and our male allies who have a critical role to play in changing the landscape of technology.”

This year, the Entrepreneur award – sponsored by Howden – was awarded to Victoria Johnson, CEO at VetCT, from Cambridge.

Victoria is a successful tech entrepreneur behind VetCT, offering vet-to-specialist teleconsulting, teleradiology services, and innovative educational approaches for veterinary medicine. With a team of more than 280 people in 23 countries, they are striving to enhance the veterinary world by providing trusted knowledge, support, and reassurance at the point of need. Her commitment to patient care and supporting her team and fellow women in the field stands out, especially in a predominantly male-led industry.

Yolande Young, CISO at Bupa Global & UK comments: “A huge congratulations to this year’s winners of the Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards. It’s testament to their achievements and the positions they hold, not just within technology, but also as positive and inspirational role models and leaders. The standard of entries was extremely high, reflecting the wealth of female talent in our industry. Everyone who was nominated should be extremely proud of their achievements. At Bupa we’re committed to ensuring that women are fully supported to fulfil their career ambitions. It was an honour to meet so many brave, caring, and responsible leaders who are working towards a bright future for our industry.”

With this year’s theme ‘Empower. Transform. Thrive.’, the 2024 Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony and dinner took place at The Park Plaza in London on 14 March 2024, after the annual everywoman in Technology Forum, where they welcomed over 600 tech industry leaders and stars.

To find out more about the winners, click here.