Nominations now open for Women in IT Awards UK 2021

Since 2015, the Women in IT Awards series has been looking to recognise and raise awareness of female representation in tech, and the UK edition, delivered in partnership with AWS, will award high-achievers, advocates and role models across the country’s tech sector.

According to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than 40% of the total global workforce, and recent findings from Women in Digital and Woman Tech Network show that only 17% of ICT specialists in Europe are female, while only 34% of STEM graduates are women.

What’s more, women in the ICT sector are earning 19% less than men, meaning that while gender equity has made good progress in the industry over the last few years, there is still much more work to be done.

Nominations for the Women in IT Awards UK 2021 are now open until the 16th April 2021, with the event recognising the following categories:

  • Advocate of the Year
  • Board Director of the Year
  • CIO of the Year
  • CTO of the Year
  • Data Leader of the Year
  • DEI Initiative of the Year
  • Digital Transformation Leader of the Year
  • Education and Training Initiative of the Year
  • Employer of the Year (up to 250 employees)
  • Employer of the Year (over 250 employees)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • IT Team of the Year (led by a woman)
  • Male Ally of the Year
  • Next Generation Leader of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution of the Year
  • Returner of the Year
  • Security Leader of the Year
  • Tech for Good Award of the Year
  • Woman of the Year

You can submit a self-nomination, or enter an individual or organisation whose work in the space deserves industry recognition. Nominate now

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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.