Proving that tech is no longer ‘male, pale and stale’, BusinessCloud was inundated with nominations for its Female Founders of Tech list.
Historically tech has been a male-dominated industry, which is why BusinessCloud launched a mission to find examples of women who have used tech in some way and turned it into a first-rate business.
Publication of the list builds on the incredible reception our 100 Female Role Models in Tech list enjoyed in 2016.
The list received over 3 million impressions on Twitter and won widespread praise but this year we decided to tweak the criteria to focus on women who have been involved in founding a tech company.
The judges wanted the 101 finalists – which they ended up pushing to 104 due to three businesses being co-founded by a female team – to be a celebration of the incredible women across the UK that are driving growth and innovation through tech.
Paredes, Diana, Suade
Diana Paredes is CEO and co-founder of Suade, a software platform that lets financial institutions understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Before founding Suade, which became profitable a year after launch, she worked in investment banking and believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing the next financial crisis.
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