Female & Male CxO Trailblazers 2021 – Shortlist

With just a few weeks until our virtual awards ceremony on 8th December, the 10th edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards is full steam ahead. 

We’ve seen a substantial 40% uptick in entries from 2020, indicating the growing value of online awards for the enterprise tech startup ecosystem in an increasingly virtual world. 

The Female and Male Trailblazers categories are open to all senior executives, from small firms who may just have a CEO to bigger startups who might have a wide gamut of C-level company officials. The judges look for CxOs demonstrating key qualities and proven achievements: driving company innovation, proof of leadership, implementing and encouraging agile practices, promoting diversity within the company, and contribution to the wider tech community.

The two awards were added in 2016 in order to let firms put forward individuals from the enterprise startup community even when the company felt it not couldn’t enter because it didn’t fit any of the categories.

Congratulations to this year’s Female CxO finalists: 

And also congratulations to this year’s Male CxO finalists: 

The 2020 CxO Trailblazers – where are they now?

The 2020 CxO Trailblazers Stephanie Fohn (President and CEO, NeuVector) and Dean Sysman (CEO and Co-Founder, Axonius) have been busy leading their respective startups to success. NeuVector was acquired by SUSE for $130m in October 2021. Plus, Axonius made Fortune’s 2021 Best Small and Medium Workplaces List in August 2021, and raised a further $370m funding in March 2021.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 8th December, starting 08:30 PT / 16:30 GMT / 17:30 CET.