Sarah Shields, executive director and general manager at Dell UK, picked up the award at an event organised by PCR in London today.
Shields said: “It’s an absolute honour, especially to be in a room full of such amazing women. I really am at a loss for words right now, but I think the best thing that I can do is to inspire all women to join IT.”
It’s rarely Sarah Shields, nee Scott, is at a loss for words. In the 20 odd years we’ve known her, she has often had something to say. And, sure enough….
She continued: “IT isn’t just about programming or hardcore selling – it’s actually one of the most rewarding an enjoyable careers a woman can get into it and make a real difference.”
Nancy Hammervik, ComTIA’s senior VP for industry relations said: “With women representing just over half of the population, and the slight majority of university graduates, it is critical we leverage this powerful demographic to contribute and grow our industry.”