It's been an exciting few months for female employees of Logicalis, who continue to demonstrate their challenging of the male-dominated tech industry. Hot on the heels of our five nominations and two winners at the Women in Channel Awards and the inclusion of five of our team in the inaugural CRN Women in Channel A-List, we're delighted to announce more awards success with two shortlisted nominations for the forthcoming Women in IT Awards.
Organised by business technology site Information Age, the Women in IT Awards were launched in 2015 as a platform to celebrate women in technology. Now a series of global events, it aims to tackle the issue of recruiting and retaining female tech talent and redress the gender imbalance by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
First up is Natasha Darbyshire, Head of IT, shortlisted for Future CIO of the Year. Natasha is currently leading a digital transformation programme of works covering everything from Logicalis UK's core infrastructure and networking through to collaboration technologies, back-office systems, data analytics, AI, and IoT.
Our other norminated employee is Wendy Paine, Technical Integration Services Manager, for our Cloud and Hybrid IT practice, shortlisted for Digitial Leader of the Year. Wendy is one of 14 women in EMEA and 28 worldwide who hold a double HPE-MASE certification and co-leads an all-male team of 23 at Logicalis UK.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 30 January 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Congratulations and good luck to Natasha and Wendy.