“I am so humbled to receive the Grace Hopper award this year – thank you for this acknowledgement. There are so many phenomenal women leaders in technology out there, and to be highlighted and chosen amongst them all means a lot. My journey in tech has spanned from software engineer, to tech consultant, to published author and now global diversity and inclusion executive and I’m so excited for what’s next. The future for women in tech is bright and I’m honoured to play a role in continuing to push and create an industry that truly does work for everyone. Picking up the baton from Barbara McCarthy is such an honour, and I can’t wait to pass it on to someone else next year too!”

Sheree Atcheson is one of the UK’s Top Most Influential Women in Tech and an international multi-award winner for her services to Diversity & Inclusion in the industry. 

Currently for Valtech, Sheeree is a Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Senior Executive.

She has worked in many regions developing tailored data-driven DE&I strategies, with clear goals and lines of accountability to embed success and inclusion that scales.

In 2013 she launched and led, as a passionate advocate for gaining/retaining women in the industry the award-winning U.K. expansion of Women Who Code the world’s largest non-profit globally dedicated to women in tech, where she now sits as an Advisory Board Member.

Sheeree is also a Contributor for Forbes and the author of “Demanding More”.

As an industry leader, she has spoken at many global events, conferences and leadership sessions and is regularly profiled for her work, having been featured in many publications, such as Forbes, Business Insider, BBC, The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Newsletter & many more. She is also shortlisted for Thinkers50 2021 Talent Award

The aim of her career is ensuring people are aware of the fantastic opportunities the industry has to offer & make certain that all humans are able to benefit from these & reach their full career potential.

We look forward to hearing Sheree Atcheson speak at the Diversity in Tech Awards 2021 in association with AWS.