A SOFTWARE expert is flying the flag for the borough after returning successful from a women’s technology awards ceremony.

Adele Churchill, Software Engineer Lead for Capgemini, from Wirral, has been announced as a winner in the 10th annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

She won in the Software Engineer category which awards a woman who has made significant difference to the art of software engineering.

Adele’s ‘can-do’ passion for tech and inspiring others is what really stood out for the judges. Crucially, she was involved in the creation of a key capability which saved her business £600,000 a year.

Adele received her award at an official ceremony held at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London on March 4.

The awards celebrate the most inspiring and talented individuals who are raising the bar and shaping the future of the technology industry in the UK and beyond.

Other winners include an international inspiration who addresses social and economic inequality faced by under-served communities when starting a business and an innovator who has created a live AI-powered subtitle-generation tool that is helping users watch anything online in any language.

Research shows that increasing the number of women working in IT could generate an extra £2.6 billion a year for the UK’s economy, however only 5% of leadership roles are currently held by women. This demonstrates the important role the awards play in championing the technology industry alongside the success stories of women within the sector.