Proud women in IT!

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by Denise Reed Lamoreaux

The Women in IT Excellence Awards aims to shine a spotlight where it's most needed in tech: on the mold-breaking, ceiling-smashing, female talent rising the ranks and shaking up the industry.

At Atos, our Women Who Succeed program was developed to do exactly this, and more.  The cornerstone of this program was to identify women as successors for every key role within the company, and out of that effort, several development programs were born like “I am a Woman Who Succeeds”, “I Support Atos Women Who Succeed” and “I Intend To Become A Woman Who Succeeds”.

Our award nominees are already Women Who Succeed; they’ve stepped out in front of their peers to lead efforts to showcase their talent, and shine the spotlight on women in tech.  We are proud of all 6 of them, and I hope that we will see them crowned as winners!

Learn more about the nominees.

Stacy Cox – Account Director at Atos, nominated for Digital leader of the Year - ENT

Being nominated for this award has led me to sign up to become a Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics ambassador to encourage young females towards technology.  I presented my first “Introduction to Atos” talk at a London school yesterday and have my second talk already lined up with an all-girls secondary school. Now, I have expanded this idea wider and am looking to make the STEM ambassador programme an initiative across the account I work in to encourage other women in tech to step forward.

Deborah Dillon, Executive GDPR Consultant/Lead at Atos, nominated for Woman of the Year – ENT

I am interested in the law that surrounds the use of technology and how we can use technology to our advantage whilst protecting the rights of individuals.

This career allows me to constantly learn about new topic areas and apply privacy principles to them - so use technology in the right way in order to advance an organization’s digital journey.

We are at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution – digital, and I am proud and privileged to be in the right place at the right time to be a part of this.

Jillian Moore, UK&I Head of Digital at Atos, nominated for Digital leader of the Year - ENT

I’ve had many role models over the years, from people I’ve worked with, to people in the industry and even a few fictional ones.  A line manager of mine, Terry Gould, taught me that people come first, and in the best organizations everyone is so empowered that when someone leaves everyone else can just move up to fill the gap.  I’ve always admired people like Karren Brady, the sporting executive and politician, who succeed in powerful roles in male dominated worlds and are still true to themselves and their personality.  And fictionally, I always wanted to be the Keeley Hawes character in a TV show called “Ashes to Ashes” – she was the most fashionable, “didn’t give a damn” type of person whilst still commanding the respect of all around her, and getting things done!

Samantha Allanson – Business Service Manager - Role Model of the year – ENT

My advice for young women looking for a career in technology would be to follow your passion if you know what that is. However, if you do not, that is fine, take and create opportunities doing the things that you enjoy whilst challenging yourself. There is no such thing as a negative experience, everything that we experience is character building and will go a long way to helping your growth and success.

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About Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Global Chief Diversity Officer
Denise Reed Lamoreaux is the Global Chief Diversity Officer with a proven track record of producing extraordinary results.  In her role, Denise strives to drive efforts to increase diversity of staff members through education, coaching, mentoring and recruitment/retention strategies, while fostering an inclusive workplace that values, and is sensitive to, the diversity of employees. She leads both operational and strategic activities for internal and external audiences to affect change and impact decisions in recruiting, hiring, retention, and recognition. She works closely with Learning and Development teams to support employee success by offering programs, services, individual assistance and resources designed to enhance the diverse development of Atos’ 100,000 global employees. Denise is based in Rochester, New York, and has been involved in diversity and learning-related endeavors for over 30 years.