The Women in the City category awards were held last night in London. The overarching aim of these awards is to highlight and formally recognise the contribution women make to the British economy, as well as pinpointing those who are actively promoting and encouraging the progress of women above and beyond their everyday job.
One of the winners was our very own Maggie Buggie, Vice President of Digital Transformation at Capgemini Consulting. Maggie was nominated, and subsequently won, in the Technology category, and was widely praise by the judges. She was lauded especially for her “personal development, and development of other women, both within and outside of the organisation”, and for the way that she has “brought her vision to reality and at the same time empowered and inspired those around her to achieve their goals as well.” The judges also added that “Maggie is a wonderful, lively and bubbly woman, consummately professional and brings a welcome breath of fresh air to the sometimes 'geeky' image of the technology sector.”
Incredible praise indeed, from a judging panel of industry experts, (chaired by Prof Susan Vinnicombe, Director at the Centre for Developing Women Business Leaders at Cranfield School of Management.)
Maggie, who also is the business sponsor for the ‘diversity@Capgemini’ initiative, had the following to say in light of her winning category selection:
"I am delighted to have won the Technology category. This industry has provided me with wonderful opportunities and I am passionate about the role it plays in society and the particular contribution that women make to it.”
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She also spoke about the broader appeal that she sees in the technology industry.
“It has long been my belief that the Technology industry provides excellent career prospects for both women and men and I hope that winning this category award will help attract more bright women to consider a career in Technology. Our industry has a lot to offer to the economy, communities and individuals and I am proud to be part of it and to have my contribution to date publicly acknowledged."
Maggie took to Twitter after the awards to announce her win:
The Woman of Achievement Award Grand Final 2013 will be presented by The Lord Mayor Elect, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, on Friday, 29th November at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall, London. We wish the best of luck to Maggie in the final.
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