Celebrating excellence – highlights from the Midlands Women in Tech Awards

By Methods12 October 2023

On Monday night, we had the pleasure of supporting the Midlands Women in Tech awards, which took place at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham. The event brought together hundreds of attendees to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women across the tech industry.

We were delighted to be hosting 4 finalists from the shortlist of 98 – narrowed down from over 400 entries. Suzanne Maxted, Business Analyst at Methods, was in contention for the ‘Innovator’ award; Lynne Burdon from the Department for Education and Zara Topping from the Ministry of Justice were both finalists in the Best Use of Tech in a Public Sector Project category; and Charlotte Ludford from Defra was in the Project Delivery Lead category.

The competition was impressive and we were thrilled when both Zara and Charlotte took home awards.

During the event, Sharon Luca-Chatha, the founder of The Luca Foundation, shared the inspiring story of how the foundation came into existence. The night was successful in raising over £4,000 to support the repair of Cuddle Cots.

Keynote speaker, Lisa Slade, delivered an inspirational and thought-provoking speech that highlighted her extremely challenging and unconventional upbringing, and the inner drive that led her to her current position. Her story coupled with her determination to “feel comfortable feeling uncomfortable” led to a standing ovation.

Congratulations to all the women who were nominated. It’s truly inspiring to witness the remarkable accomplishments taking place in the Midlands tech community.