Reading-based CEO named in annual list of Most Influential Women in UK Tech
Claire Edmunds, Founder and CEO of Clarify, a specialist in Business Development for global technology enterprises, has been nominated for Computer Weekly’s list of Most Influential Women in UK tech.
Each year, Computer Weekly, one of the oldest and most respected technology news publications, asks the technology sector who it should consider for its Most Influential Women in UK tech list. This year the nominations featured over 160 women who have contributed to the technology industry and have helped to increase the number of women working across the tech community.
“To be nominated alongside such inspirational women is a real honour, I think it’s important that we do champion the successes of women and ensure that all young people have inspirational role models,” commented Claire Edmunds.
“I personally feel this is especially important in my industry sales, which has traditionally attracted more men than women. The nature of selling is changing and today it is much more complex but it plays to women’s strengths, so we are keen to raise awareness and encourage more women into our profession.”
Claire Edmunds has been recognised as ‘Woman of the Year’ in The Business Magazine awards and as ‘First Woman in Professional Services’ by Real Business magazine and the CBI. Claire has also spent the past two years chairing the Diversity and Inclusion division of the Association of Professional Sales, which aims to provide recommendations and guidelines to help Sales Leaders consider how to build an inclusive and high performing sales culture.
Since its launch six years ago, Computer Weekly’s list of influential women has expanded from the top 25 women in UK tech to the top 50, with more and more nominees put forward each year. This year it featured over 160 women, who have contributed to the technology industry demonstrating the increasing breadth and depth of important roles carried out by women in IT. The overall winner will be announced at Computer Weekly’s annual diversity in tech event on 4th October.