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Gillian Arnold (IT womens activist)

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Name  Gillian Arnold

Role  IT womens activist
Gillian Arnold (IT womens activist)

Gillian Arnold is an influential British Information technology leader. She is the elected Chair of the BCSWomen Specialist Group that supports women in the IT industry. In 2015, she was identified as the 9th Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015, by Computer Weekly. In 2016, Arnold was again identified as one of the 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016 by Computer Weekly.

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Career

Arnold was actively involved in the BCS (British Computer Society), The Chartered Institute of IT, and is the elected Chair of the BCSWomen Specialist Group that supports women in the IT industry. She has been a company director since 1984 in the IT sector, this has included wide variety of technical roles, such as managing teams for new products for IT companies including IBM. She worked for 22 years at IBM until setting up her own company called Tectre in 2009.

Arnold chaired a forum for an IT trade association which is now called techUK and is the Chair of BCSWomen a specialist group which supplies support for female IT Professionals. She was featured in the e-book “Women in IT: Inspiring the next generation” produced by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Awards and recognition

In 2012 Gillian Arnold was a finalist in the Everywoman in technology awards where she won the inspiration of the year award. She also sits on the board for women in science and engineering (WISE) Gillian was one of the 30 women identified in the BCS Women in IT Campaign in 2014 and has won awards for encouraging women into STEM fields.

Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen was invited to Korea on 27 October 2014 to receive the Gender Equality Main Streaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) award on behalf of the BCS and BCSWomen. This achievement award of the ITU - United Nations Women Joint Award, was for "Promoting Women in ICT Sector" and encouraging women to enter the computing sector and to encourage and support them during their careers.

References

Gillian Arnold (technologist) Wikipedia


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