Christine Hodgson, Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, was named ‘Woman of the Year’ yesterday in the Everywoman in Technology Awards 2011 which seek to recognise the most inspirational and successful women working in technology. She was presented with the top prize in the awards at a ceremony at the Landmark Hotel, London by famous science and technology expert and TV star Carol Vorderman.
Capgemini UK plc is part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.
In a double victory for Capgemini, the Team Leader of the Year category in the awards was won by Billie Major who leads a team in the company’s Aspire business unit which delivers IT services for HM Revenue & Customs.
The awards, held for the first time this year, are the joint brainchild of three organisations – Everywoman, Connecting Women in Technology, and womenintechnology.co.uk.
The awards were launched to demonstrate the career opportunities for women in the IT industry, which employs some 1.2 million people in the UK, only 23% of whom are women, and to provide role models inspiring more women to choose technology as a career.
Paul Hermelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group, said: ‘I warmly congratulate Christine and Billie on their success in these awards. We are proud of our record in promoting equality of opportunity at every level and we hope that these two outstanding women will inspire others to join our industry and appreciate its many exciting career opportunities.’
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in 40 countries, Capgemini reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs around 110,000 people worldwide.
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