TestReach Founders Win WMB Woman in Technology Award

The co-founders of a company that enables organisations to deliver exams online have jointly won the WMB Woman in Technology Award 2018.

Sheena Bailey and Louella Morton, co-founders of TestReach, were presented with the accolade at the Women Mean Business Conference and Awards held in Dublin.

The WMB Woman in Technology Award aims to recognise the most talented women working in technology companies. The judges recognised the contribution TestReach’s co-founders have made in not only developing innovative new technology but also their strong business performance.

TestReach’s technology enables organisations to create, mark and deliver exams online removing the need for paper. This is having a transformative impact on the world of examinations and assessment, with the company winning large international clients such as the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and the Institute of Directors.

TestReach is headquartered at NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre at University College Dublin.

Responding to the win, Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach said: “We are delighted to be awarded the accolade – WMB Woman in Technology 2018, and it’s terrific to receive recognition for the work we’re doing at TestReach. There has been such a clear demand for innovative technology for running examinations, as evidenced in the speed at which the company is growing. This rapid growth means we are hiring a number of people to join the Dublin office this year.”

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Rosemary Delaney, Managing Director, WMB, said: “There was an incredibly high standard from all the entrants in the WMB Woman in Technology Award category. Louella and Sheena stood out as joint winners due to the game changing nature of their business. They share a clear vision for TestReach and possess the necessary abilities to drive meaningful and sustained growth.”

Sheena Bailey and Louella Morton established TestReach in response to the massive increase in demand for qualifications globally, a demand that cannot be met by running exams in a traditional manner. While online assessment is not new, what is unique about TestReach is that it is a single application to create exams and run them using various delivery methods, including remote invigilation over the web.

Pictured: TestReach co-founders Louella Morton and Sheena Bailey