Recognizing Tech Industry’s Lack of Female Representation, Information Age Salutes Next Generation of Female Leaders
GALWAY, Ireland and BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 25, 2018 – Cristina Ponce Fernández, International Sales Development Representative at Ipswitch®, producer of award-winning and easy to use secure file transfer and network management software, was named a finalist in the first Future Stars of Tech Awards, which inspire, celebrate and empower the next generation of UK technology female leadership. Over 100 finalists across 15 categories were announced by Information Age, striving to tackle the technology industry’s lack of female representation and gender pay disparity at all levels.
“Cristina is a young, emerging talent who has achieved so much and exceeded the role expectations in her first ever commercial employment in such a short time,” said John McArdle, EMEA Channel Director at Ipswitch. “She quickly became a trusted advisor for our sales partners and clients in her region, and continues to design, implement and share innovative new approaches to selling. I am delighted she has been recognized as a Future Star in Tech finalist.”
Cristina joined Ipswitch’s EMEA Centre of Excellence in Galway in June 2016 as a graduate from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) with a first class honours degree in marketing and business management. Initially, she joined the Inside Sales team to cover the Spain and Portugal regions with some sales support for Southern Europe. However, it quickly became apparent that she had tremendous innate talent, recognized by the senior leadership team. She has expanded her regional ownership to Latin America and Asia-Pac territories, among other responsibilities.
In November 2017, Christina was also named a finalist in the prestigious ITAG Excellence Awards in the category of New Talent, recognizing excellence in early career development in the digital sector. Sponsored by the IT Association of Galway (ITAG), in its 15th year, the awards celebrate companies and individuals who have achieved exceptional success.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 20, 2018 at the Grosvenor House, JW Marriott Hotel in London. The event is designed to catalyze a movement and make technology a more inclusive environment for women.
For the complete list of finalists, visit: http://www.information-age.com/future-stars-tech-finalists-revealed-123472027/
For more information on the awards, visit: https://futurestarsoftech.uk/
About Ipswitch Galway
Galway, Ireland is home to Ipswitch’s EMEA Centre of Excellence which includes cloud operations research and development, sales and technical support teams. The office provides technical and sales support to in-country partners and customers across Europe as well as central support for the company’s in-country teams across Germany, U.K., Netherlands, France, Italy and the Middle East. The centre hosts a dedicated partner and customer demonstration suite for sales which facilitates events and training.
Ipswitch produces and sells file transfer and network management software for IT professionals. In business since 1991, Ipswitch has over 28,000 SMB and enterprise customers with over 1 million end users in 192 countries. Ipswitch’s suite of network and security solutions includes WhatsUp® Gold for network monitoring and MOVEit® and WS_FTP® for secure file transfer. Ipswitch’s focus on customer success is evidenced by an on-line community with over 115,000 members. To meet the varying needs of its customers, Ipswitch solutions support a range of environments including on-premise, hybrid and public or private cloud, via perpetual and subscription licensing. Ipswitch solutions meet the highest commercial and government data security requirements and are PCI, HIPAA and GDPR compliant.
The company has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/ or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch’s strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/partners.
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