Jury Chair: Amali De Alwis

CEO at Code First

Amali de Alwis is CEO of Code First: Girls, a  multi-award winning social enterprise that works with companies and women directly to increase the proportions of women in tech and entrepreneurship. They do this by running free and paid coding courses for men and women, by advising companies on tech talent, and by running a community of 5500+ women who are ​interested in tech. Over the past 3 years they’ve provided £2.5 million+ worth of free tech education, and taught 4000+ women how to code. They are the largest provider of free in person coding courses for women in the UK.

Outside of the day job, she is a member of the steering committee at the Tech Talent Charter, a small business mentor at Start-up direct and CommonwealthFirst, a Tech London Advocate, and a fellow at the RSA.