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Last year was a very exciting time for our CTO Kara Murphy winning ‘Young Leader of the Year‘ at the Women in IT Awards. It was the cherry on top of a great year for Together Digital.
Kara led her team to a number of key successes including:
- Implementation of an API/decoupled CMS solution into the organisation
- A highly innovative web application programme in the digital transformation space
- Rolled out bespoke knowledge centres, a ticketing system for a major sports brand, and custom API integrations for a number of clients
When leaders are enthusiastic and passionate, it is contagious. Kara has led from the front and her journey to the top of the organisation has the support and respect of all of her colleagues. Her inquisitive nature ensures that she never just settles for the way things have always been done. She constantly explores ways of improving outcomes for clients, whether that is through process enhancement or the use of new technology.
This year, Kara was invited back to present the award to this year’s candidates which included:
- Niamh O’Connell – Treum | ConsenSys
- Sowmya Halappa – Ericsson
- Julie O’Brien – Global Payments
- Nina Levchuk – Google
- Caoimhe Kennedy - Citi
- Paula Corcoran – Vodafone Ireland
- Talita Holzer – waytoB Ltd.
- Patricia Duchene – Wrike
The Young Leader of the Year award was awarded to Caoimhe Kennedy from Citi, with the following citation:
“The winner’s drive for innovation and process improvement is reflected in initiatives she has launched or participated in since joining her company as a graduate two years ago. Though relatively young and new within the industry herself, she has already made meaningful contributions to projects, provided guidance to more junior members of her team and proven herself to be a reliable and diligent member.”
Congratulations to Caoimhe and to the many inspiring women that we met on the night and especially to Dr Michelle Cullen, Managing Director and Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Accenture, who delivered an impassioned speech on the stark reality of gender disparity.