2018: Who's Who in Women In Tech

2018 has been a blast, so what better way to see it off than getting inspired by three ladies who have rocked the tech industry in the last year?

3. Molly Q. Ford, Global Top 10 FinTech Influencer

Advocate for not just equality for women, but people of all races and sexualities. Ford is one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley in 2018.

For anybody who doesn’t think hardcore programming is for them, Ford symbolises just one of the many ways you could still be in tech - and indeed make a big splash in converting industry attitudes towards diversity - without being a hardcore coder at all. Molly found the perfect way to marry passion and impact - by being a Senior Director on the Global Equality Programs of one of the most famous software companies in the world, Salesforce!

Image from deviemohan.com

Image from deviemohan.com

2. Devie Mohan, Global Top 10 FinTech Influencer

Goldman Sachs, Thomson Reuters, Ericsson, IBM - a star-studded CV behind coming 12th globally in the FinTech100 list. Mohan’s incredibly rich experience in the fintech space has allowed her to influence the whole industry by starting several projects that provide strategic consulting for financial institutions (Turya Consulting) and using data mining and analytic techniques to distil real trends in the fintech space that cuts through the noise and produces actionable insights (Burnmark).

Image from Starling Bank

Image from Starling Bank

1: Anne Boden MBE: Steelworker's daughter, Founder/CEO of Starling Bank

As a woman in the big bad banking world, "you know very well you never achieve fitting in - so be very good at standing out."

Boden was disheartened by the way the traditional Big Bank scene saw banking, after having failed to realise her groundbreaking vision as COO at Allied Irish Banks. Quitting her job she set up what is now spearheading the revolution in the financial world: Starling Bank, a London-based digital-only bank.

In June 2018, Boden was awarded an MBE for her contribution to the UK’s financial industry. Congratulations!

Caroline Holmes