Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
Women In Technology & Data Awards 2023 (WITDA)

Corinthia London,
Whitehall Place,

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Held at the Corinthia Hotel this year, the annual Women In Technology & Data Awards by WatersTechnology recognises and promotes women who occupy technology and data roles across the capital markets. 

CJC's Sandra Villena, Support Specialist in the US, has posthumously won the 'Unsung Heroine' award at the 2023 Women In Technology & Data Awards. Jeanette Allen, Service Delivery Manager at CJC, collected the award on behalf of Sandra (pictured below).


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  • 12:00 PM Guest arrival and drinks reception
  • 12:45 PM Welcome speech
  • 1.00 PM Lunch followed by awards presentation
  • 3.30 PM End of awards presentation and cash bar opens
  • 5.00 PM Carriages




Opening the event, Ince Saleem, Commercial Director at WatersTechnology, welcomed guests at the Corinthia Hotel’s main hall. Guests were also invited to partake in a silent auction after lunch, supporting The Children’s Trust. Presenting the awards, Ritula Shah, former Chair and Presenter at BBC World Tonight, recognised award winners by inviting award recipients on-stage.

Receiving the ‘Unsung Heroine’ award on Sandra Villena’s behalf, Jeanette Allan, Service Delivery Manager at CJC, collected the award on-stage. The ‘Unsung Heroine’ award was a new category created “in memory of an extraordinary woman who touched the lives around her with her enthusiasm and professionalism”, said Ritula. "The award will be known as the ‘Sandra Villena Unsung Heroine Award’ from next year and awarded to an individual who exhibits the qualities in which Sandra will be remembered.”

The evening was rounded off with a drinks and networking reception. A memorable and inspiring day that celebrated and recognised Sandra’s contribution amongst other women in the technology and data industry. In a traditionally male-dominated industry, women are often undervalued, an issue that Waters Technology wants to remedy by establishing a launch pad for capital markets firms to recognise and foster their female talent through a focused technology and data awards programme.


WatersTechnology is a leading publisher that focuses on data & technology challenges facing the capital markets; incorporating Inside Market Data, Inside Reference Data, Buy-Side Technology, and Sell-Side Technology.

CJC Attendees

  • Yan Shih
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Sara Baker Global Head of Commercial Management
  • Jeanette Allan Service Delivery Manager
  • Catherine Ottway Team Lead
  • Kelly Wong Marketing & Sales Exec
  • Janet Mail Business Project Manager

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