|Born||1 February 1977|
|Died||22 September 2020(aged 43)|
|Years active||2002 – 2019|
|Known for||It Entrepreneurship, Transsexual activism & being transgender|
|Board member of||Intellect, Gender Identity Research and Education Society|
|Awards||NatWest Women in Business: Young Director 2010|
Kate Helen Craig-Wood (1977—2020) was a British IT entrepreneur and the co-founder and managing director of Memset Dedicated Hosting. She received a number of awards, including being listed 4th among the 25 most influential women in UK IT in 2012. Craig-Wood was a transgender woman, and was known for promoting energy efficiency in IT, women in IT, and transgender acceptance.
Craig-Wood taught herself various programming languages and internet technologies, and after completing an MSc in Biomedical Science joined Arthur Andersen business consulting as an IT consultant. She later became head of business development for Easyspace Ltd., one of the UK's largest web hosting companies.
In 2002, Craig-Wood left Easyspace and founded Memset with her brother, Nick. Memset has grown rapidly since its inception. Memset is Britain's first carbon neutral ISP. Memset has been voted best UK Web host six years running (2006–2011) and won a number of other awards for innovation, environmental awareness and IT strategy.
Craig-Wood was a proponent of energy-efficient computing and was a UK finalist in the 2008 BlackBerry Women and Technology awards for "best use of technology by a woman in a small to medium business". She was a director of Intellect UK, the UK's high-tech trade association, and chaired its climate change group. She was also involved with the British Computer Society's efforts on green IT via her committee membership of the Data Centre Specialist Group.
Kate resigned as a Director of Memset in August 2018, and relinquished her share of financial control, under the name Kate Helen Bishopwood, on March 12th 2020  when the company was sold to iomart
Personal life and trans activism
Craig-Wood was born 1st February 1977.  Craig-Wood was educated at the Royal Grammar School and attended the University of Southampton obtaining a 2:1 in Biomedical Science and a master's degree in the same field.
In March 2008, she came out in the Sunday Times Magazine "in the hope that she might be the role model to younger transwomen that she never had, and also to try and dispel some myths about [transgender people]."
She was an executive committee member and trustee of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society, and worked with the group with a focus on improving medical care in the UK for young trans people.
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