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Yard’s Megan Castleton is a Rising Star!

26th January 2016 by Lauren Pearson | News & Events

Megan Rising Star awardWe’ve over the moon to announce that our wonderful Web Developer Megan Castleton has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Rising Star category at the sixth annual everywoman in Technology awards which have the objective of shining the spotlight on women who are enjoying success working in technology.

Britain’s technology economy is booming, taking up more than 10% of the UK’s GDP and predicted to be in need of 1.2 million new digital workers by 2022, so opportunities for women in technology and demand for their talents continues to grow, which is why these awards are so vital in uncovering role models who will inspire more young women to seek a career in technology.

GirlGuiding Cymru 1Megan with members of Girlguiding Cymru after holding a workshop at an event for inspirational women.

The finalists have been selected from a field of hundreds of applicants, chosen by a panel of senior technology leaders against criteria including career achievement, future potential and commitment to supporting others in the industry. The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on the evening of 23rd February 2016 in London.

Over 500 industry leaders, government and the media will join the celebrations at the London Hilton on Park Lane, to find out who has won the 2016 awards. These awards champion and raise the profile of the individual women that are achieving success in their field, and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

Huge well done to Megan and we’re keeping our fingers tightly crossed!

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