BlackDice COO, Sarah Hague, nominated for “Most Influential Woman in UK tech 2023”

Our COO Sarah Hague has made the long list for “The Most Influential Women In UK Tech 2023“!

Each year, Computer Weekly asks for nominations for its list of the most influential women in UK tech, in an endeavour to showcase the technology sector’s brilliant and hard-working women.

Sarah is one of 100 women who have made the ‘long list’ of nominees!

What makes Sarah an ideal candidate for this recognition?

Sarah’s proven leadership, significant achievements in technological transformation, and exemplary commitment to diversity and inclusion in tech, make her an ideal candidate for this recognition.

Sarah’s impressive track record spans over two decades and a range of verticals, including education and digital transformation. Prior to joining BlackDice, Sarah held a significant role at PwC as a Senior Technology Transformation Leader, masterfully aligning UK-to-Global technology strategy. Her expert cross-functional operation across various domains, from data and tech to user experience, culminated in a transformational roadmap designed to empower people and simplify their work.

As BlackDice’s COO, Sarah has proven her aptitude in leading operational capabilities and strategising towards achieving company goals. Her holistic approach ensures that each decision fosters growth and elevates the company to new heights. Sarah’s influence at BlackDice is not limited to operations; she is instrumental in shaping the company’s culture as it scales, establishing an environment that fosters collaboration, transparency, and meaningful measures of impact.

Furthermore, Sarah’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is unwavering; her goal, as BlackDice grows, is to build a ‘diverse by default’ team. She recognises that diversity breeds innovation, creativity, and productivity. Under her guidance, BlackDice not only acknowledges this but is actively cultivating a workplace culture that attracts and retains a diverse range of talent.

Her forward-thinking approach is more than a mission statement; it’s a working reality

Her membership on the Digital Route Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education highlights her passion for education and technology, further illustrating her influence in the sector. Sarah uses her extensive knowledge to help shape the future of digital apprenticeships, thus impacting the next generation of tech leaders.

What happens next?

A panel of judges will soon come together to choose the shortlist of 50 women, and then Computer Weekly’s readers will be able to vote for who they believe should receive the accolade of “Most Influential Woman in UK Technology 2023”, which will be announced at its annual diversity in tech event in London on the 11 October 2023.

We’ll keep you updated when the voting is opened, and good luck to all the brilliant women pushing boundaries and breaking barriers in UK tech!