Created by Makers Academy and in partnership with ComputerWeekly, Google for Startups and Level39. This year's theme was Changing the narrative. Independent judges helped whittle hundreds of initial applications down to 30 women who are considered rising stars in the software sector across various industries and who have made a significant contribution to software development in the past 10 years.

Evgeny Shadchnev - CEO of Makers Academy

By publishing the list, Makers aims to make some of the role models in the software industry more visible and accessible. You can read the full list here.

Cassie has recently also launched a highly acclaimed personal website which won a CSS Design Award and is now a frequent speaker on the International circuit. We certainly see her as a rising role model for others.