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Abelia techwomen

Norway’s leading women in tech

Last week the employers´ organization Abelia and the women´s network ODA published their annual list of top 50 women in tech in Norway. 12 women from NCE Finance Innovation member companies were named leading women in tech.

For the fourth time in a row, Abelia and the ODA network, the Nordics largest network of women in tech, has nominated leading Norwegian women in tech. 574 women were nominated and 50 made it to the final list.

- The purpose of these recognitions is to promote talent, good role models and to contribute to inspire more women to choose technology and leadership as a career path, says Øystein Eriksen Søreide, Jury leader and CEO of Abelia.

12 women from NCE Finance Innovation’s member companies made it to top 50:

Bjørg Marit Eknes – Sparebanken Vest
Caroline Wilhelmsen – Capgemini
Elisabeth Barrie – Vipps
Elisabeth Whiteley – Sbanken
Inga Strümke – PwC
Inger Hansen – Accenture
Karine Storaker Braaten – Deloitte
Kristina Brend – Webstep
Lamisi Guran Blackman – DNB
Tone Marie Wahlstrøm – Tietoevry
Ina Espås - Knowit Consulting
Unn Elin Hatlelid – Innovation Norway

See the complete list of nominations here.

Board member of NCE Finance Innovation, Bjørg Marit Eknes, is one of the top 50 women recognized this year.

- It is a great honor to be recognized as one of Norway’s leading women in tech. This recognition is shared with 150 co-workers in the Innovation and Customer Experience team, who create top-notch digital solutions for our customers, says Bjørg Marit Eknes in a press release.

Bjørg Marit Eknes receives her recognition. Photo: Abelia/Ilja Hendel

Bjørg Marit Eknes is clear on that female role models must lead the way and show that technology is an exciting career path with endless opportunities.

- This is future competence which is in demand in most industries. The opportunities are endless, no matter which career path within technology you choose. Look for opportunities, dare to ask and say yes when you are offered more responsibilities and leadership tasks, Eknes urges.

Read the press release from Sparebanken Vest here.