Thoughtworks, a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation, today announced that Chief Transformation Officer Ange Ferguson, has been named the winner in the Executive Leader category at this year’s B&T Women Leading Tech Awards.
The prestigious Executive Leader honor recognizes Ange Ferguson for her disruptive work at Thoughtworks over the past 15 years, contributing to strategic initiatives across Asia Pacific, establishing a diverse culture and embodying exemplary c-suite leadership. Other category finalists included Julie Canepa, Chief Information Officer at Cisco ANZ and Amie Scruton, Chief Financial Officer and Business Intelligence Strategist at Art Processors, among other industry leaders.
“It is an incredible honor to be considered alongside the high calibre of women in this year’s awards and this recognition fuels my passion for championing a more equitable future for our industry,” said Ange Ferguson, chief transformation officer at Thoughtworks.
“The vision and talent of my fellow female technologists is encouraging, and makes clear that as a community we are guiding the sector in the right direction. However, there’s more work to be done in fostering a more diverse and ethical future for technology, and it is imperative that now - more than ever – that we break down barriers and tap into the abundant talent and capabilities the industry so desperately needs.”
Ange is committed to working towards equality and inclusivity at Thoughtworks and was instrumental in achieving a 50% female workforce at Thoughtworks Australia while she was managing director. She has contributed to the establishment of Thoughtworks’ flagship First Nations Delivery Centre, and her passion has led her to a position on the advisory board of Hitnet, a program focused on breaking down barriers to provide connection, access and information to communities who are digitally excluded.
“We were exceptionally proud to celebrate four Thoughtworkers being named as finalists in this year’s awards and are thrilled to see Ange recognized as the winner of the prestigious Executive Leader category,” said Kristan Vingrys, managing director of Thoughtworks Australia.
“Ange’s contribution to the company, and the broader industry, has been nothing short of inspirational, and her dedication to improving representation and gender parity has not only benefited Thoughtworks, but the industry as a whole. We congratulate Ange and all winners and finalists as they are the catalysts for ensuring a stronger, more diverse and equitable industry in the future.”
The winners were announced at an awards night held in Sydney on 28 April to celebrate the talent and leadership of Australian women in technology.
The 2022 Women Leading Tech Awards acknowledged four Thoughtworks representatives for the first time, across a range of roles. Effy Elden, Harmeet Sokhi and Yihan Lin were among the other finalists in categories of Engineering, Data Science and Design respectively.
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Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. Thoughtworks is 10,000+ people strong across 49 offices in 17 countries. Over the last 25+ years, we’ve delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator.