The winners of the Portuguese Women in Tech community awards are already known

    Celebrating the national female technological ecosystem and inspiring the next generation of women in the world of technology is the main objective of this award.

    The Portuguese Women in Tech community has just announced the winners of the PWIT Awards, which aim to celebrate the national women’s technological ecosystem and, at the same time, inspire the next generation of women in the tech world.

    Categories – Check the 14 categories

    This was the fourth edition of the awards and, for the first time, there were 14 categories to vote, investing heavily in innovation, digital transformation and activism. Find out who the winners of each of this year’s categories are.

    Sara Rodrigues, people associate director at Deloitte, is an award winner in the category of “HR & Talent Acquisition Pro by Landing.Jobs“. She has been with the company for over six years, having assumed the role of people associate director in September 2019. Maksen, GMS Consulting and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting are part of her professional career. Sara Rodrigues has a degree in economics and an MBA in management from Iscte Executive Education.

    In the “Software Developer by Volkswagen Digital Solutions” category, Ana Silvério, team leader at Deloitte since January 2019, is the big winner. Ana Silvério has been with the consultant since September 2014, having joined as a trainee. At the academic level, she has a degree in Health Informatics and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Management of Medical Information Systems, from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

    Coming from the same company, Cristina Dias, senior tech consultant at Deloitte, is the winner of the “Systems and network engineer by Cisco Portugal” category. She has been part of the company since September 2017, having assumed the roles of engineering analyst, tech consultant and, since September last year, senior tech consultant. Vodafone and NAV Portugal are part of the professional curriculum of the master in electrical and computer engineering.

    But there are still more Deloitte employees receiving awards from the Portuguese Women in Tech community. Mariana Santos Silva, senior manager at the consultancy, stood out in the category of “Data & Analytics Expert by Bosch Portugal“. Graduated in communication network computer engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, the professional has been with Deloitte since September 2008.

    Cândida Jesus, senior consutlant at Deloitte Digital, took home the award in the category of “Product Manager by tb.lx”. She has been with the consultancy since 2017 and has a degree in architecture and two master’s degrees, one in program and project management, by Indeg – Iscte Executive Education, and the other in business administration, by Iscte Business School.

    Ana Pinho, UX director at Deloitte, was distinguished in the category of “Lead Designer by Dashlane”. Ana Pinho has been with the consultant for almost four years, having worked at Wingman, Havas, University of Aveiro, Multislide and Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. Academically, she has a degree in audiovisual and multimedia and a master’s degree in digital and multimedia communication.

    The head of technology finance transformation at Deloitte, Paula Mateus, was the winner of the “Digital Tansformation Lead by NOS” category, one of the new categories for this year’s edition. Graduated from Iscte, her entire professional career was in the consultancy.

    Finally, to finish off the distinctions for Deloitte employees, Filipa Beleza, customer experience (CX) manager, was distinguished in the “Marketing & Sales Expert by Natixis” category. The professional is the most recent in the consultancy among the awardees, having joined the company just five months ago, in the midst of a pandemic. She previously worked at PwC, where she spent more than five years. Filipa Beleza has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Porto and completed a postgraduate degree in business intelligence & analytics.

    From the world of startups comes Joana Pinto, co-founder and CEO of Clynx, a project “made in Técnico” which aims to make the experience of physiotherapy more pleasant for patients, and exercises can be done in a video game environment, suitable for work in clinics or in the patient’s own home, won, in turn, the category of “Founder/co-founder by OLX Group“. She has a degree in biomedical engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, was project manager at JUNITEC – Júnior Empresas at Instituto Superior Técnico, professor at Happy Code Portugal and junior research fellow at Instituto de Telecomunicações.

    Andreia Tulcidás, community engagement manager at OutSystems, wins the “Community Leader by Sky Technology Center – Portugal” award. The professional has been in the Portuguese DNA unicorn for almost three years and has worked for Microsoft, where she worked as a startup program manager and, later, as a partner marketing advisor. She graduated from ISEG with a degree in management and then a master’s degree in marketing.

    She is already the winner of the category of “Impact inTechnology by Metyis“ comes from Bosh Portugal. Mónica Cerquido, optical developer in technology, graduated in physical engineering and, before joining Bosch, in 2019, she attended IFIMUP – Institute of Advanced Materials Physics, Nanotechnology and Photonics and at Amkor Technology.

    Startups and projects with women at the helm

    The award for “Best startup in Portugal started by a woman”, promoted by Novabase, goes to Sensei, co-founded by Joana Rafael. The professional is the co-founder of the Portuguese startup that aims to revolutionize the retail market. Sensei has developed an alternative technology to that which Amazon Go is testing in physical stores, which allows consumers to shop in a supermarket without having to pay for purchases at checkout, technological basis of the first store without cashiers on the continent, in Arco do Cego, in Lisbon. The value of the products is automatically debited from the customer’s bank account when the customer goes out the door

    The project Girls of the Code is the winner of the category “Best Digital Inclusion Project started by a women”, promoted by .Pt. The Girls of Code are a young community focused on promoting digital inclusion through activities associated with teaching programming to girls of school age. “We want to demystify the role of women in technology, encouraging more girls and women to enter the information technology sector. Along with teaching programming, The Girl of Codes promote other associated activities such as programming clubs, hackatons, webinars and meetings”, can be read on the project’s website.

    Carolina Cruz, in turn, was the winner of the “Female Activist focus on sustainability and/or emergency climate” category, promoted by GoWithFlow. Consultant C-More, from Carolina Almeida, wants to help companies become more sustainable.

    @ Eco

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