Katy Hughes, Software Developer and Consultant at C5 Alliance, has been shortlisted as a ‘Future Star: Developer’ at the Future Stars of Tech awards.
The awards celebrate, inspire and empower the next generation of technology leaders. Women occupy just 16% of IT jobs in the UK and make up less than 14% of Chief Information Officers. By identifying and promoting the industry’s top female career climbers, Future Stars of Tech helps promote female representation in the technology industry.
Katy is one of eight finalists in her category and one of 80 across the 13 categories. The ‘Future Star: Developer’ category recognises women who have been part of a successful development project that has been rolled out within an organisation. To enter, all nominees must have been working in the tech industry for five years or less.
Katy was singled out thanks to her ability to deliver a significant and very successful digital transformation project for a local public sector organisation. Katy led the high profile and significant project and was the lead developer of the web portal. She was instrumental in the delivery of the online platform which allowed application forms to be submitted digitally.
The portal now improves communication and accountability between all parties. This has replaced the previous manual paper-based system and delivers process efficiencies for both the client and their customers.
Director of Professional Services at C5 Alliance, Michael Bateman, said: “Congratulations to Katy on being shortlisted for this national award, it is a huge achievement and well deserved. Katy took ownership of the project and worked closely with the client to design the replacement system, and as a result, the project was a great success. At 25 years old, Katy has already achieved a tremendous amount in her career and there is no doubt that she will continue to excel and progress further, shaping the course of the company and industry as she goes.”
The winners will be announced at the event in London on 30 September 2020.