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Newcastle member wins Women in Technology Award

The Banking Technology Awards 2017 took place on 13 December at the Millennium Mayfair hotel in London and Virgin Money’s Jo Edwards was named the winner of the Women in Technology Award.

Jo, a member of Newcastle Reform Synagogue was nominated for her voluntary work in inclusion and diversity, focussed on interfaith and gender balance initiatives within Virgin Money along with creating and leading a STEM Outreach programme for the company which in its first year created 23 STEM Ambassadors and enabled over 2500 children gain an insight into banking and technology.

On winning the award, Jo said “I feel honoured and privileged to win this award. I couldn’t have achieved this without the support and encouragement of my colleagues and family which I am thankful for”.

The Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) Award – in partnership with FemTechGlobal – is awarded to an outstanding woman for her distinguished leadership and inspiring work in making a positive impact in the financial services industry.

From changing business practices through technology, to delivering implementations, to innovating and crafting fintech solutions, the W.I.T. Award recognises the initiative and dedication leadership demands, and the progress it inspires.

The W.I.T. Award also celebrates the spirit of inclusion, diversity, and creativity and recognises that leadership is not designated by title or role, but by action, inspiration, and service.

Jo was recognised by Together, FemTechGlobal and Banking Technology as a leader who exemplifies these values in action, be it in banking, fintech, consulting and policy-making, or operations.

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