Vodafone sees two of its talented women on the Techstarter Award judging panel - Non-Executive Director, Amparo Moraleda, and Business Director, Anne Sheehan

Talented women judge Vodafone Techstarter Awards

Talented women judge Vodafone Techstarter Awards

The Vodafone Techstarter Awards awards shine a light on start-ups developing technology solutions with a social purpose. Two of the awards' judging panel members were Amparo Moraleda, Non-Executive Director, Vodafone Group Plc and Anne Sheehan, Business Director, Vodafone UK.

The Awards, created in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and Social Tech Trust, celebrate UK innovation in social tech and recognise start-ups developing ideas that harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility.

In addition to sharing a prize fund of £300,000, winners benefit from access to industry and technology expertise from Vodafone and Social Tech Trust, allowing them to take their innovations from prototype to market readiness. This includes coaching, mentoring and commercial advice.

Below we learn more about both Amparo and  Anne and their backgrounds.

Amparo Moraleda, Non-Executive Director, Vodafone Group Plc

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Amparo has over 20 years experience in IBM Corporation (her last post was as General Manager for Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey) and Chief Operating Officer for IBERDROLA´s International Division.

She currently serves as non executive director in several boards and committees and is member of Board of Trustees in various business associations, foundations and institutions. She is also a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences.

Amparo is among the top 10 most valued CEO´s in Spain and has been granted multiple awards from media, women and business associations, including Excellence Award by FEDEPE, Javier Benjumea Award from the association of engineers of ICAI and Women in Technology International Hall of Fame Award. She is also a lecturer in different MBA and Leadership Training courses.

Amparo received a degree in Industrial Engineering from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and is also an IESE AMP graduate. 

Anne Sheehan, Business Director at Vodafone UK

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Anne has over 16 years’ of experience in the ICT industry, including a number of years at IBM where she held a variety of senior positions. As Vodafone Ireland’s first female Enterprise Director, Anne was integral in growing demand for Vodafone’s unified communications services, has developed the Cloud & Hosting part of the business with the opening of their first Data Centre and has been a driving force behind the growth of Vodafone’s Internet of Things (IoT) business in the region.

"The world is becoming ever more digital, which brings with it huge opportunities for business. At Vodafone, we have the fixed and mobile connectivity, cutting-edge services and expertise to support organisations, whatever their size or industry, to be successful now and in the future," says Anne.

Anne also campaigns for girls and young women to pursue a career in STEM to drive diversity in the workplace.

"Technology sits at the heart of incredible change and opportunity for UK businesses, and I think it’s our responsibility to inspire future generations to become technology leaders regardless of gender or background," she adds.

"As a woman in tech myself, I strongly believe businesses have a responsibility to support female talent and encourage more women to explore STEM subjects at all levels of education. Luckily, there are a number of programmes that can give girls and young women the confidence to pursue careers in STEM. This is also what we try to do at Vodafone. By creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, we hope to improve the lives of our employees, and also inspire our customers, partners, and the wider business community to do the same."

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