And the Winners of the 10 Digital Ladies Awards 2018 are…

Nina Lovelace
Apr 19, 2018 · 7 min read

10 Digital Ladies has named the top ten women making an impact in digital, at its 2018 Awards, supported by Equal Experts, NHS Digital and Wavemaker, and held last night (April 18th) at Wavemaker’s Sea Containers House office on the Thames.

It was a night of celebration, champagne and basking in the evening sun as over 150 guests congregated on a rooftop terrace offering panoramic river views of London. The 10 Digital Ladies convened its second annual awards event celebrating 10 outstanding women who are not only doing impactful work in digital, but who are fantastic role models for women defining their own version of success. The atmosphere was electric.

10 Digital Ladies — a non-profit, London- based network that helps to inspire and support women in digital careers — is delighted to reveal our incredible our 2018 Awards winners. Follow our 10 Digital Ladies LinkedIn page for updates, and videos of the winners listed below. Our 2018 Meetups hosted by the winners will be announced soon — register here to get updates:

  • The 2018 10 Digital Ladies Transformation Award, which honours a leader who has made a significant impact to an organisation through cultural change, leadership or strategy, was won by Eva Applebaum, Co-Founder & Partner at The Arc Group. The awards judges, 10 Digital Ladies Co-Founders Nina Lovelace, Sally Foote, Laila Edy and Lucia Adams said, “Eva is a force for change. Having grown digital capabilities at countless organisations, she is one of the most compelling and trusted experts on how to achieve digital transformation in complex organisations. She’s an intellect to be reckoned with, while also being very down to earth and accessible.”

The 10 Digital Ladies Co-Founders and Awards judges said, “We run our awards and monthly events because we want to give a platform to the incredible talent working in digital, to inspire and educate, and to show the vast array of possible career paths out there. Not every woman wants to get onto the board or learn Python, but digital has so much more to offer women who want to apply their talents as specialists, consultants or transformation agents. 10 Digital Ladies provides inspiration and practical support to women so they can define their own, personal vision of success.”

10 Digital Ladies will shortly be announcing its 2018 programme of monthly meetup events, each of which will be hosted by one of our award winners. The events will give attendees a chance to hear more about our award winner and finalists’ challenges, successes and career tips.

Equal Experts supported 10 Digital Ladies to organise the Awards. Mairead O’Connor, Partner, Equal Experts said: “We leapt at the chance to sponsor these awards because Equal Experts is home to so many remarkable women, making things happen in all kinds of client environments. In celebrating the contribution women make to our industry each and every day, the awards also highlight the collaboration that successful work relies upon — and at which so many women excel.”

NHS Digital kindly provided filming support for the night. NHS Digital’s Deputy Chief Executive Rob Shaw said: “There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in digital transformation. Here at NHS Digital, we are working hard to give people the information and digital tools they need to take more responsibility for their own health and care choices, whilst also enabling health and care professionals to work more productively.

“As an organisation that is led by a female CEO, we recognise how vital it is that the workforce leading and delivering this digital revolution is truly diverse, and we are delighted to be supporting the 10 Digital Ladies, which celebrates the many fantastic achievements being made by women across this industry every day.”

Wavemaker provided their beautiful Sea Containers House venue and catering for the awards on the Southbank. James Edgar, Chief Talent Officer, Wavemaker, commented, “We are proud and excited to be supporting this year’s 10 Digital Ladies Awards. Wavemaker is committed to building a culture that promotes and celebrates diversity as one of its core values. We want to lead the way within our industry and beyond in this arena — and these awards are a great showcase for empowering female talent and inspire women to make a career in digital.”

Nina Lovelace

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Founder, Kandu, and 10 Digital Ladies. Connecting people to solve problems. Also digital strategist, product consultant and alt rocker at @darlaandtheblonde