IT entrepreneur wins top innovation award

An IT entrepreneur has won the top award for innovation and entrepreneurship in business at the UKRC’s Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards.

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An IT entrepreneur has won the top award for innovation and entrepreneurship in business at the UKRC’s national Women of Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Cary Marsh, CEO of video content hosting and delivery website Mydeo.com, was recognised for her achievements at the UKRC’s (UK Resource Centre) awards ceremony held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London yesterday. The UKRC aims to promote women in the science, engineering and technology industry.

Marsh, who has a manufacturing engineering degree from the University of Nottingham, launched Mydeo in 2005 using a research and development grant from the former incarnation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry).

She was enthusiastic about sharing her expertise to encourage more women into the industry.

Cary said: “I am surprised and delighted to have been presented with this award. It has been an exciting few years since we launched Mydeo back in 2005. My aim is now to use what I have learnt to encourage young women from all backgrounds to embrace science, engineering and technology as a future career.”

Other winners at the awards include Dervilla Mitchell, a trained engineer and director at consultancy firm Arup, who won the award for inspiration and leadership in business, and University of East London senior lecturer and chartered civil engineer Dr Phebe Mann, who was honoured in the ‘Tomorrow’s Leader’ category.

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