Thomson Reuters very own Sadia Chuhan, an apprentice IT project manager from London, was recently recognized as Rising Star of the Year by the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.
The Rising Star award, which is sponsored by American Express, is awarded to a woman aged under 26 excelling in her technology career and making a valuable contribution to her organization. Sadia, just 20 years old, was celebrated for her “positive attitude”.
“Thank you to Thomson Reuters,” Sadia said. “And my mum, who pushed me to do an apprenticeship!”
Sadia joined Thomson Reuters in London in October 2013 as part of the pilot apprenticeship program, working as a Data Center Technician for Proximity Services. She has recently moved into a Project Management role within Data Center Infrastructure Services, and has achieved these successes while still attending college one day a week.
Angela Murray-Brown, talent and development associate at Thomson Reuters said: “This is a fantastic personal achievement for Sadia and an amazing example of what female technologists can achieve.
“Technology desperately needs more female role models. This is why the everywoman in Technology Awards were launched in 2011 – to showcase the talented women in the sector as the role models that they are.”
This is not the first time our rising star as been recognized for her dedication. At the end of her first year on the apprentice program Tower Hamlets College Sadia received an award for the ‘Best IT Student of the Year’.
While with Thomson Reuters Sadia has taken part in hackathons, un-conferences and has been working as part of Urban Synergy, a group who work with local children to encourage them to realize their goals. The 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards nominations also recognized Thomson Reuters Christine Ashton, Senior Vice President, Technology as a Leader of the Year finalist.