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19/09/2021

Derry woman one of Most Influential Women in Tech for second year running

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A Derry businesswoman has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Tech for second year running. Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Leeann is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Derry-based Tech for Good company, Elemental Software. For the second year in a row, she has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech on Computer Weekly’s long and prestigious list. Elemental Software is a Tech For Good company that helps GP practices to refer patients into neighbourhood based, non-medical, quality assured programmes and services to address the social determinants of health. Co-founded by former community development workers, its award-winning platform connects, supports, measures and evaluates the uptake and impact of social prescribing referrals. Last year, Ms Monk-Ozgul was named among around 160 women who had worked to increase the amount of diversity in the technology industry and had contributed to the sector. Speaking after learning of her second year named on the ‘most influential’ list, she said: “With our background in community development, Jennifer Neff and I have always been passionate about empowering individuals to improve their health and wellbeing and we recognised that technology had a vital role to play. “It’s fantastic to have been shortlisted as one of the UK's Most Influential Women in Tech for the second year running. “We've had a significant year of growth since being shortlisted by Computer Weekly in 2017 and this announcement helps to further build on that momentum.” This year Ms Monk-Ozgul is among more than 200 women put forward to be considered for the top 50 list of the most influential women in UK tech, as well as the upcoming award of most influential woman 2018. Since the launch of its list of influential UK women in tech in 2012, the list has expanded from the top 25 women in UK tech to the top 50 to showcase as many of the industry’s women as possible. Next week, Computer Weekly will announce the 50 women in this year’s list and allow readers to vote on who they think should receive the accolade of most influential woman in UK tech 2018. The winner will be announced at Computer Weekly’s annual diversity in tech event, on 26 September. Pictured above: Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Derry-based Tech for Good company, Elemental Software, who for the second year in a row has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech on Computer Weekly’s prestigious list.

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