Nominations open for the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia 2019!

As part of the Women in IT Awards Series, we are today announcing that nominations are open for our latest awards – the Women in IT Awards Asia!

Singapore will play host to the first awards, taking place on 28 March 2019 in the Shangri-La; but we will subsequently move the event around the continent each year.

In 2018 and moving into 2019 we are determined to see the Women in IT Awards’ presence grow across the world, because the issue of gender diversity in the technology sector is not a problem isolated to the UK – it spans all industries in all regions.

Since the Women in IT Awards’ inception in 2015, we have had events in Silicon Valley, Ireland, New York and our flagship awards in London, with awards planned for Asia, Canada and somewhere on mainland Europe in 2019. We run two further diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders, a careers fair for female university students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers.

The Women in IT Awards Series is dedicated to tackling the technology industry’s disheartening gender imbalance. It does this by showcasing the achievements and innovation of women in technology, identifying new role models and promoting further dialogue around diversity among industry influencers.

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The inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia

“Today I am delighted to open nominations for our latest diversity event, centred in one of fastest and exciting tech hubs in the world. The Women in IT Awards Asia, hosted in Singapore, is the latest edition of the Women in IT Awards Series, which aims to to empower women in technology and the organisations that support diversity,” said Nick Ismail, Content Editor, Information Age.

“After hugely successful events in the UK and North America, we felt it was time to bring this event to Asia with the aim of shining a light on female talent. I strongly encourage you to nominate yourself, a colleague or peer in your network for these awards. Help us celebrate women in technology, and identity female role models and advocates in Singapore and the rest of Asia!”

Why?

Encouragingly, a university in Malaysia has managed to enrol 60% female computer science students and a university in Thailand came close with 50% women on its computer science courses.

However, sadly these figures do not resonate for the rest of Asia with women in IT lacking in Japan, Korea and India. In Singapore, female representation in the IT sector has been hovering around 30% since 2000, even as more have climbed the ranks and taken on senior leadership positions.

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Women in IT Awards Asia categories

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
BUSINESS ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR
CIO OF THE YEAR
CTO OF THE YEAR
DATA LEADER OF THE YEAR
DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR
DIVERSITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
E-SKILLS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
IT TEAM OF THE YEAR
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
TRANSFORMATION LEADER OF THE YEAR
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is the editor for Information Age. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and cyber security.