CGI is co-headline sponsors with Barclays at the AccelerateHER Conference and Awards 2019, an Investing Women Event run in association with Informatics Ventures EIE Invest 2019.

The event took place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 11.30am hosted at Informatics Forum, EIE, following a semi-finals judging session on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Kirsty Ramsay, Vice President Consulting Services, CGI UK delivered a joint opening speech with Barclays, broadcaster Nicky Marr and event hosts Investing Women.

Kirsty later joined Ana Stewart, Scotland’s only female founder to float a fintech company, Juliet Rogan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs, Barclays and Michelle Lownie, Director, Eden Scott in a panel and audience discussion on why we need and how to get more women in tech.

The event covered Striving for World Best: Building a World Class Team; Helping Businesses to Perform;  Why we need more Women in Tech; Women in Investment. There was an exclusive preview of AccelerateHER Award Finalists Pitch Films as well as Investor Question Time with contributions from a multi-billion biotech firm backed by Investing Women Angels.

The event was rounded off with drinks and an exhibition offering the opportunity to network with the other attendees, speakers and hosts.

Following the event, final judging and awards will take place on Thursday 9 May. CGI’s Kirsty Ramsay will once again sit on the panel. The finals will take place at Codebase in Edinburgh where finalists will pitch to the panel of judges and the audience.