Now in their ninth year, the prestigious Women in IT Awards have been recognising and celebrating over 1,000 women, allies, and organisations across the UK for outstanding contributions to the tech industry.
Findings from the European Institute for Gender Equality show that only 17 per cent of ICT specialists are women — by comparison, 34 per cent of STEM graduates are women — and further research reveals a 19 per cent drop in pay for female IT staff compared to male counterparts, meaning there is still work to be done towards ensuring gender equality.
In addition to helping raise awareness of the importance of gender diversity in tech, the global Women in IT Summit & Awards Series in general aims to showcase the strengths of a talent pool and workforce made up of a variety of backgrounds, taking into account ethnicity, neurodiversity, sexuality and other factors.
The shortlist for the awards was announced in November, displaying the array of ways in which female tech talent and allies have been making waves across the UK tech sector.
Book your table
The booking options for the event can be found below, and you can contact Rebecca Covey to book your place.
Single ticket (Individuals working in Third Sector / Not-for-Profit / Front Line roles only): £250
Single ticket: £400
Table of 10: £3,450
Table of 12: £3,700
More information about the upcoming Women in IT Awards UK ceremony in London can be found here.
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