Alumnae Success

Our TechUPWomen have been achieving amazing things since starting the programme in July 2019/20 so we’d like to give them all a massive shoutout, we’ve chronicled many of these below, aren’t they just amazing! The TechUP team wish all of our Alumnae the best of luck as they move #TechOnwards with their journey into tech.



Benedicta Banga: Launched her app Blaqbase


Paula Wilson: Awarded a place on the graduate programme at Thoughtworks
TechUP Women 2019 Cohort Rituja



Kathryn Heywood: Started a new job as Head of Business Intelligence at JISC
Rituja Rao: Awarded a Women on Boards Bursary


Fareeha Usman: Won We are the City Rising Star Award
Shakirah Mustapha-Tahir: Became a Board Trustee and blogger at Being Woman
Winona Sharpe: Started a new job as a Junior Release Associate at Double Eleven Ltd
Paula Wilson: Started a new job as Innovation Developer at Code Nation
Catherine Lawlor: Started a new job as a Junior Developer with Durham Constabulary


Angela Lynch: Became a Board Trustee at Being Woman
Shakirah Mustapha-Tahir: Started a new job as Content Manager at HR in One
Judith Nathanial: Awarded a DrupalCon Scholarship
Maaly Alkarake: Awarded a DrupalCon Scholarship
Muma Sinkala: Awarded a DrupalCon Scholarship
Angela Lynch: Elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Arts
Natalia Marek: Started a Developer Apprenticeship with Infinity Works


Rituja Rao: Won Future Stars of Tech IT Manager Award
Nina Ma: Shortlisted for Digital Hero of the Year at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards
Kirsty Devlin: Launched a new business venture Thermokits


Jennifer Calland: Awarded a place to study an MSc in Big Data Analytics at Edge Hill University
Lucy Sutton: Promoted to Associate Delivery Manager at the Department for Education
Jennifer Calland: Started a new job as a Google Certified Platform Engineer at Cloud Technology Solutions
Jennifer Calland: Nominated for a TechWomen100 Award
Amy Woodget: New job as Lead Advisor in Earth Observation for the Civil Service
Katherine Iveson: New job as a Data Analyst for HMRC


Zoe Kelman: New job as a Digital Technology Solutions Apprentice at AJ Bell
Sarah Berry: New job on the Systems Helpdesk for the NHS with Arden & GEM
Fareeha Usman: Shortlisted for a Rising Star Award at the Dynamites20 Awards
Fareeha Usman: New job as a Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Dynamo North East
Fareeha Usman: Won at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020

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