WOMEN Leaders winner Elizabeth Sheldon is celebrating after she was honoured at the prestigious national CBI First Women awards last night.The CEO of Evidence Talks was recognised for her impressive achievements in her male-dominated field of science and technology.
Judges described her as a “stand-out candidate” with a “fascinating career route”.
They added: “She works tirelessly to help keep us safe, perhaps in a way we don’t always see in terms of cyber and security.”
Accepting her award, Elizabeth said: “I am really humbled. There was an amazing selection of women for this category. It is quite unusual to find a woman in the world of cyber security in the United Kingdom.
“I sit on the board of the Aerospace Defence Security and Space board and there are 50 directors with just three women. This is something we need to work on.
“We are getting there, we’re making slow progress.”
Evidence Talks, based in Milton Keynes, is committed to assisting Law Enforcement Officers and corporate security staff around the world fight cyber-crime.
Elizabeth won two categories in Women Leaders MK 2016 – Business Services and Science and Technology before being put forward for a First Women award.
Elizabeth said at the time: “Since the Women Leaders awards I’ve taken on a mentee as I thought it would be a great to pass on some of the skills that I know I’m good at to somebody else who would benefit from them.
“So Women Leaders is a chance to give back too – to help others build their business and become better leaders themselves. If women are reluctant to nominate themselves, they really shouldn’t be – be proud of your achievements and let it serve as an inspiration to others”.
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