The Women in Defence Awards are an annual celebration of the value women bring to the defence sector. The awards are open to all women who excel in their fields across both military and civilian workplaces, and the 2020 Awards shortlist includes nominees from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, MOD, MI5 and Industry and Academia. Dstl is represented by Dr Kate Gill.
Kate has been shortlisted in the Most Collaborative category, which recognizes ‘where an individual has demonstrated that creating a collaborative working arrangement within their organization or with another organization has created a positive impact’.
Dr. Gill has championed Software Modernisation in the F-35 program and has been crucial in defining and establishing an F-35 Agile cloud ecosystem. She has worked tirelessly to improve collaboration between US Government, eight Partner Nations and worldwide Industry. As the international lead of an all US team, Dr. Gill’s efforts have been pivotal for the United Kingdom achieving innovative software collaboration in support of a global program. Her contributions have saved the Ministry of Defence millions of pounds, increased aircraft lifetime availability, and improved and streamlined capability.
The Women in Defence Awards 2020 ceremony will be held virtually on Monday 12 October.