Panintelligence CEO, Zandra, was crowned CEO of the Year in The English Women’s Awards (North) 2018, during the inaugural ceremony on Monday 19th March. The English Women’s Awards (North) 2018 – hosted by Creative Oceanic – aim to celebrate the leading women in the region and inspire the younger generation with their career stories and advice.

The event was a black-tie affair and took place at the International Suite of Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, bringing together female entrepreneurs, civil servants, charity founders, and other professionals to celebrate the best talent in the north of England.

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More than just a CEO

Having become Chief Executive Officer at the start of 2018, Zandra succeeded Panintelligence Founder, Mike Cripps, in the role, while still maintaining her duties of her former position of Sales and Marketing Director.

Aside from her work commitments, Zandra founded the Leeds Lean In Ladies Circle and gives talks on gender diversity and women in technology. She also regularly coaches Clifford Juniors Girls Under-12s.

About the awards

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “For far too long women have never been appreciated for everything that they manage and achieve despite the odds and with this year marking 100 years since the vote for women, this is the perfect time to launch this awards ceremony and celebrate their outstanding achievements.”