Huddersfield business woman Gillian Arnold has been presented with an international award.
Gillian, director of HR, training and staffing business Tectre, was in the Republic of Korea to collect the award on behalf of the professional body BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for she volunteers.
Gillian chairs BCSWomen – a group that works to encourage more women to join the IT profession and support those who are part of it.
She received the GEM Tech 2014 Award in recognition of the work the group does in promoting women in ICT – including initiatives aimed at attracting, retaining and promoting women within the sector and into decision-making positions in both the private and public sectors.
Gillian said: “This GEM-Tech Award is a great honour and recognises the work we’ve done over the last five years and more to address the issue of gender diversity in the IT profession.”
Co-organised with UN Women, the GEM-TECH Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals in the area of gender equality and mainstreaming through information and communication technology (ICT).
The launch of the awards in June this year prompted over 360 nominations from more than 70 countries around the world.
The awards were open to leading women and men as well as organisations working in the field of ICT and gender.
The award was presented in Busan, Republic of Korea at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014.