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2023 Hall of Fame

Ally of the Year

This award is for professionals who are not Black and have shown a commitment to championing Black professionals within the tech sector.

Ada Tagoe – Professional Services Delivery Lead, Google Cloud, Google

App of the Year

This award recognises the best applications that have made an impact within the last year.

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BTA Gaming Award

This award recognises those who are making an impact and are championing diversity within the gaming sector.

Stephanie Ijoma – Founder, NNESAGA

Developer of the Year

This award is for professionals within the tech sector with Developer roles.

Developer of the Year – Catherine Kediemetse Mokgothu, Java Engineer, American Express

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Diversity Champion

This award is for those who are actively helping improve and increase the level of diversity within the tech industry.

Tolulope Oke – Global ID&E Customer Engagement, Amazon Web Services

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Employee of the Year

This award is open to anyone working for a business who is not a director or shareholder.
A business is only as good as its employees and this award recognises employees who are making an outstanding contribution within their workplace.

Lesley Jonas-Nartley – Senior Managing Consultant, IBM

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Employer of the Year

Those entering this award will need to demonstrate how they are driving diversity within the tech industry at their organisation.

Multiverse

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Entrepreneur of the Year

This award celebrates an individual who has given everything to guiding their business to success within the last year.

Flavilla Fongang – CEO, 3 Colours Rule & GTA Black Women In Tech

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Fintech of the Year

This award recognises innovators who have made an outstanding contribution to financial technology.

Sarah Wernér – Co-founder & CEO, Husmus

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Honorary Woman of the Year

To celebrate International Woman’s Day, this will be an honorary award recognising the outstanding achievement of a Black woman working in the tech industry.

Sharmadean Reid MBE – Founder, The Stack World

Innovation Champion

This award celebrates those individuals going above and beyond to drive innovation within the tech sector.

Pamela Aculey – CEO and Founder, Just Like Me Books

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Natalie Ojevah – Eagle Labs Diversity and Inclusion Lead, VP, Barclays

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement award is an award granted to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the technology profession.

Tom Ilube – CEO, Crossword CyberSecurity

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Rising Star

This award recognises young professionals under the age of 30 who demonstrate passion,
innovation and commitment to energising and driving progress in the technology sector.

Elizabeth Obisesan – Software engineer, Microsoft

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Social Good Award

This award is open to those who are successfully applying tech to a social cause.

Obed Yeboah – Founder and CEO, Shapeways.io

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