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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews - Editorial Assistant, Nuse Online

Aston Uni Staff Reach Finals To Celebrate Women In Tech

The Awards are dedicated to applauding the accomplishments of women who are carving a path in the tech industry, aiming to challenge perceptions and spotlight the pioneering women shaping the tech realm.

By doing so, they strive to encourage more women to enter the field and realise their potential in dynamic, innovative and fulfilling tech careers.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 9 October 2023 at the Birmingham Eastside Rooms, with Aston University as headline sponsors alongside Methods - An Alten Company.

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, said:

“Aston University is a proud sponsor of the Midlands Women in Tech Awards, a sector where women are traditionally underrepresented. These awards go some way in addressing this inequality by raising awareness and acknowledging our wonderful women innovators in the tech sector."

“I am also delighted to see that members of our own staff have been named as finalists - Professor Vladlena Benson and Dr Anitha Chinnaswamy from our Cybersecurity Innovation (CSI) Research Centre, as well as our Advanced Prototyping Facility team who join other alumnae and friends of Aston University on the shortlist.”

Co-founder of MojoStack Ltd and Aston University alumna Janani Prasad, who graduated with an MSc Entrepreneurship in 2022, said:

“Being a finalist of the Midlands Women in Tech Awards is not just a personal honour but a testament to the collective efforts of women in the tech industry. Tech is a dynamic and innovative field, and I'm delighted to represent women who are breaking barriers and making meaningful contributions."

“This recognition is a reminder that diversity is essential in driving innovation, and I am proud to be a part of a community that is breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation of women in tech.”


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