Manning Wins Top Award for Women in Technology Leadership


Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of Reading Room, Margaret Manning has triumphed at the Best CIO Awards in Singapore, taking home the top prize for Women in Leadership.

The awards provide the foundation to the IT industry to showcase and celebrate Innovation and Leadership and are a highly regarded accolade in business.

Manning received the news at the Park Royal last week in the prestigious ceremony attended by some of Asia’s premier business professionals.

From small beginnings in a North London flat in 1996, Manning has steered Reading Room to become a Top 10 Global Digital Agency (Interactive Media Awards) with offices in Singapore, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia and London and Manchester in the UK.

On receiving the award, Manning commented: “I’m overjoyed to have my achievements and those of Reading Room recognised. We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last few years and are lucky to work with awesome clients who are continuously allowing us to push the boundaries in their digital strategies and produce some really compelling work.”

Manning is a dedicated business woman having previously been voted Entrepreneur of the Year in EMEA at the International Stevie Awards in New York, voted Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2008 Fast Growth Business awards and  named one of the top 50 media people to watch in the “Courvoisier Future 500” in the Observer.