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360Giving wins Women in Data Award


360Giving has won the Open Data Institute (ODI) Women in Data Award 2016. Fran Perrin, Alice Casey, Katherine Duerden, Anna de Pulford and Rachel Rank jointly won the award, presented by ODI President Sir Tim Berners-Lee for a female individual or group making waves in the world of open data.

This is the third year the ODI has run the Open Data Awards, which celebrate innovation and excellence in open data across the world. The Women in Data award was presented for the first time in 2016, in recognition of the ODI’s commitment to championing gender diversity in the industry. When announcing 360Giving as the winner, Sir Tim Berners-Lee emphasised his personal support for this new award, noting the need for more women in the tech industry.

Fran Perrin, accepting the award said:

“We are so honoured to win this award for Women in Data. I’m privileged to work with this amazing team including Alice Casey, Anna de Pulford, Rachel Rank and Katherine Duerden.

I would also like to thank three awesome women in data; Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund; Caroline Mason, Chief Executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; and Helen Goulden at Nesta. They understood that 360Giving is using open data to transform the charity sector for more informed, strategic grants to help more charities and people. Their leadership on opening up their grants to the 360Giving Open Data Standard is helping us to really make change happen.

This was genuinely a team effort so I would also like to thank the men involved; Tim Davies, Steven Flower, Ben Webb and Will Perrin.”

Other nominees for the award were Louise Corti, for her work at the UK Data Service; and Serah Njambi at Open Knowledge International.

Photo credit Edafe Onerhime

Women in Data award winners with Jeni Tennison, CEO of ODI and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Photo courtesy of Edafe Onerhime