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The seventh annual 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with techUK, are now open for nominations.
The Awards encourage greater numbers of women to work in tech, driving awareness of career opportunities, as well as showcasing the breadth and diversity of talent contributed by women in tech across all industries.
Being a finalist for a relevant and credible tech Award is an excellent way to gain recognition from peers and raise both individual and company profiles, demonstrating to potential customers and colleagues that you are excelling in your field.
Who is it for?
We’ve designed the Awards to be as inclusive as possible; entries are open to women at all stages of their career, from start-up founders or young high-flyers to leaders within large corporate organisations. The Inspiration Award also recognises men or women who are championing the progress of women working in technology.
It’s free to nominate, and you can enter yourself or someone you know who deserves an Award.
“Winning had a tremendous impact, it’s continued to raise the importance diversity in BT, it’s inspired more women to do big operational jobs and balance family life and it’s got me a promotion.”
Paula Constant (2016 Leader Award Winner) Field Director at Openreach
“Being a finalist at the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards gained myself and my business international press and loads more leads, contacts and eventually clients.”
Saija Mahon (2016 Entrepreneur Award Finalist) Founder & CEO at Mahon Digital Marketing
You can nominate yourself, a colleague or someone you know for the following Award categories:
- The One to Watch Award
For an individual aged under 20 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This Award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students or apprentices.
- Rising Star Award - sponsored by T-Systems
For a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.
- Digital Star Award - sponsored by CGI
For a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.
- Software Engineer Award - sponsored by American Express
For a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.
- Team Leader Award
For a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.
- Start-up Founder of the Year Award - sponsored by Barclays
For the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old).
- Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by Arm Holdings
For an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture.
- Innovator Award - sponsored by Equiniti
For a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
- Leader Award - sponsored by BP
For a woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.
- Inspiration Award - sponsored by VMware
Awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
- Academic Award - sponsored by EMC
For a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.
Nominations are open until 3 October 2016. The 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 9 February 2017.
Want to get more involved?
Supported by the most forward-thinking brands committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in tech, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.
The awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting. To find out more about corporate hospitality or how your company can get involved with the awards contact firstname.lastname@example.org.