RAISE Shortlisted for a WIT Award 2017

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Amanda Karpeles, the CEO of RAISE, was recently nominated and shortlisted for a Women in Technology (WIT) Award, the Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Startup Award.

The prestigious WiT annual awards, in their 20th year, are about celebrating women who are leaders and experts in their fields, succeeding in traditionally male dominated technology and life science industries.

“I am blown away by the tales, talent and tenacity of the finalists – the judges once again had a difficult time deciding on finalists and winners” Mrs Simpkin said.

Dr Alison Rice, Co President was equally impressed by the finalists. “From pioneering medical innovations to leading ground-breaking research and building a business from the ground up these women are truly remarkable.” Dr Rice said.

The list of finalists included 32 outstanding women and organisations making their mark and three inspiring organisations embracing diversity and providing an outstanding working environment for women.

Women in Technology awards ceremony 2017

Amanda Karpeles (centre in orange dress) alongside other WIT award finalists

Winners were announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Friday 1 September 2017 at the Royal International
Convention Centre. In addition to the awards presentation the audience were treated to presentations from accomplished global keynote speaker, Holly Ransom, and Amazon Web Services and Cloud Computing head of Global Public Sector, Teresa Carlson.

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