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Exaxe Women Blazing a Trail: Women in IT Awards 2018

Exaxe has announced that three of its team have been nominated in three separate categories. In addition, Exaxe has been shortlisted for the Employer of the Year at the Women in IT Awards 2018. The inaugural Women in IT Awards Ireland will be held at the Mansion House in Dublin on 21 November 2018.

Meet the women who, due to contributing to Exaxe’s success, have been shortlisted:

Kathryn Desmond is Exaxe’s nominee for Innovator of the Year 2018. 

Kathryn has been with Exaxe for 17 years, both as a project manager and latterly in the role of Business Development Manager.  Kathryn has over 30 years of business experience in retail banking, capital markets and consulting in financial services and the life and pensions sector. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Financial Services from UCD.

Anne Marie Barcoe is Exaxe’s nominee for Transformation Leader of the Year 2018.

Anne Marie is a Senior Project Manager at Exaxe, who has more than a decade of experience in FinTech. Anne Marie’s experience ranges from start-ups to blue chip companies managing both product and SaaS projects. In 2017 Anne Marie completed her MBA at Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School with first class honours.

Monica Gupta is Exaxe’s nominee for Data Leader of the Year 2018.

Monica is a Senior Developer at Exaxe. Monica has been working in software development for almost a decade, working specifically in the life and pensions sector over the last five years. Monica holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from Punjab Engineering College, one of India’s premier and oldest institutes.

Exaxe has been nominated for the Employer of the Year 2018.

Exaxe is an equal opportunities employer that actively seeks to increase the number of women in its workforce, particularly as it operates in an industry that is still male-dominated.  In Exaxe, we recognise the challenges to women playing a full role in the IT industry and strive to eliminate these challenges. 

Norman Carroll, CEO at Exaxe commented,

“We are thrilled to have three members of our team in Dublin shortlisted for the Women in IT Awards Ireland. Their hard work and achievements all year deserves huge recognition and we are very proud to have them on our team. We are also pleased to have been shortlisted for the Employer of Year Award. Exaxe is constantly striving to achieve the high goals it sets itself in terms of equality of opportunity for its staff, so it is wonderful to see our efforts being recognised. We look forward to celebrating in the Mansion House at the end of November.”

L-R: Norman Carroll, Anne Marie Barcoe, Monica Gupta and Kathryn Desmond

(L-R: Norman Carroll, Anne Marie Barcoe, Monica Gupta and Kathryn Desmond)

Through a series of 14 awards, the Women in IT Awards Ireland will showcase the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identify new role models for the younger generation of female talent.

This year’s awards attracted over 500 nominations, which for the inaugural event is remarkable. The keynote speaker will be Group Chief Operating Officer at Bank of Ireland, Jackie Noakes. 

“All of the finalists deserve a massive congratulations for the achievements that have resulted in them being shortlisted for an award. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for one of the biggest nights in technology on 21 November.” commented Nick Ismail, Content Editor, Information Age.


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