WiCS VP, Mary-Jo de Leeuw, shortlisted for Women in IT Awards 2017

The finalists for the world’s largest tech diversity event, the Women in IT Awards 2017, have been revealed. The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony on 25 January, attended by 1,000 business and tech leaders.

The Women in IT Awards is a leading event in the technology industry’s efforts to tackle it’s gender imbalance and emphasizes the benefits of diversity in the working field. The Award will be held at the spectacular Great Room at Grosvenor House in London.


The imposing Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in the heart of London has a distinguished, glamorous and aristocratic pedigree stretching back nearly 350 years. Situated in Mayfair and overlooking Hyde Park, the hotel is situated at one of the capital’s most desired addresses.

Security Champion of the Year

In the section ‘Security Champion of the Year’ one of the nominees is our very own Mary-Jo de Leeuw.

– Charlie Timblin, Royal Bank of Canada
– Julie George, Arriva Lisa Hamilton, Deloitte
Mary-Jo de Leeuw, Women in Cyber Security Foundation, associate partner Revnext
– Michele Hanson, Transport for London
– Natasha Whybrow, Check Point Ruth Davis, BT Global Services
– Sarah Boyd, University of the West of England
– Sharon Barber, Lloyds Banking Group

We wish her all the luck and fun during the Women In IT Awards next week! She is already our winner!

About the Women In IT Awards

The Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest event dedicated to tackling the technology industry’s disheartening gender imbalance. It does this by showcasing the achievements and innovation of women in technology, identifying new role models and promoting further dialogue around diversity among industry influencers.

Organised by business-technology magazine Information Age, the Women in IT Awards has gathered resounding support from trade associations, politicians and companies of all sizes and sectors since launching in 2015.