UCL School of Management Alumna Magdalena Krön has been named as one of the top-50 most influential women in IT by Computer Weekly.
Magdalena studied with the School from 2008 until 2012, initially studying the BSc Information Management for Business, before completing the MSc Entrepreneurship (formerly Technology Entrepreneurship) the following year.
Since then, Magdalena’s career has taken huge strides forward, and her extremely busy life sees her involved in three businesses.
As head of Rise London and vice-president of open innovation at Barclays, Magdalena Krön is responsible for connecting London startups with Barclays to encourage growth in the ecosystem. Krön also co-founded Geek Girl Meetup in the UK, a network for women and girls interested in technology and design startups.
Prior to her work at Barclays, Krön helped more than 300 startups with early stage business strategy as head of operations and investment manager at Capital List and the London Co-Investment fund.
Computer Weekly has published this list for six years, and expanded the list from 25 to 50 women in 2015. They say the 50 women on this list serve as role models for others both in and outside of the technology industry, and that the list demonstrates how many women are making amazing contributions to the industry.