Capgemini UK Chairman Christine Hodgson is Woman of the Year

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Paris, London, March 23, 2011 – Christine Hodgson, Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, was named 'Woman of the Year' yesterday in the Everywoman in Technology Awards 2011 which seek to recognize 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 organizations - Everywoman, Connecting Women in Technology, and 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.”