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2021 TechWomen100 Award Nominee

Tech Women100 promotion banner.

The RAF is delighted to announce that Corporal Moncaster has been nominated for a 2021 TechWomen100 annual award, celebrating remarkable women within the technology sector. 

A virtual Ceremony will be held at 1800 on the 8th December, with the event being live streamed for all to watch on Facebook.  The public are encouraged to get involved with the Awards by following and tweeting @WATC_WeAreTech.

Award for the nominanees.

Inspirational speakers will be in attendance, including Bianca Miller-Cole, Shae Universe, and Jaspreet Kaur. Speeches will be given before the winners receive their awards from sponsors, including Durham University and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Award and book.
A book published by one of the Award Ceremony's key speakers; Bianca Miller-Cole.

The RAF formally recognised Corporal Moncaster, in addition to submitting nominations for 50 other nominations from a range of roles, across many organisations.  The judging panel from We Are Tech Women shortlisted the nominees, before allowing the public to vote from the remaining selection. The final winners were announced in October when Corporal Moncaster found out she had been successful.

Personnel stand together with medals around their necks.
Corporal Moncaster with her collegues.

Corporal Moncaster has served in the RAF for 13 years, as a Survival Equipment Fitter. Her day-to-day role involves modifying, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing specialist equipment and assemblies fitted to aircraft or crew members.  She has worked on several Stations across the UK and even deploy worldwide, supporting air operations and training from the USA, Canada, and the Middle East.

Corporal Moncaster on Route 66.
Corporal Moncaster deployed to the USA.

Corporal Moncaster is also a Gender Advocate for the RAF, promoting gender issues and supporting women within the workplace. Her colleagues are impressed by her fantastic efforts to be a great role model and the We Are Tech Women judges were humbled to read her nomination.  On hearing about her award she said:

"I was delighted and humbled to be nominated for a Tech Women 100 Award alongside some truly inspirational women. I have always strived to set an example and champion the achievements of everyone involved in technical professions and this recognition is for all of them."

Corporal Moncaster
Survival Equipment Fitter

The RAF encourage women to pursue a career in engineering, through many opportunities for discovery and development. Individuals like Corporal Moncaster are an amazing asset to the RAF workforce, and we are delighted her talent has been recognised.

Corporal Moncaster smiling in uniform outside.

The full list of winners can be read here.