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With 1,000 business and technology leaders in attendance, the third annual Women in IT Awards on 25 January 2017 was the largest technology diversity event ever staged in the world. The Women in IT Awards will return on 31 January 2018.
The Women in IT Awards is the world’s largest event 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.
Organised by business-technology magazine Information Age, the Women in IT Awards has gathered resounding support from trade associations, politicians and companies of all sizes and sectors since launching in 2015.
Maggie Philbin, TV presenter and TeenTech CEO, hosted the 2017 ceremony, while Jo Caulfield brought laughter to the lively evening with her post-dinner comedy routine. The audience were also treated to keynotes from Sir Alex Younger, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Gavin Jackson, UK&I managing director at Amazon Web Services.
Thank you to all of the sponsors that supported the Women in IT Awards 2017: headline sponsor Amazon Web Services, premium sponsor Salesforce, diversity partner BMC Software, Accenture Security, ADA College, Direct Line Group, EOL IT Services, Ericsson, Equal Experts, Frank Recruitment Group, Informed Solutions, KPMG, Rolls-Royce, Schroders, TeenTech, YOOX Net-A- Porter Group, and Zayo.
Nominations for the Women in IT Awards 2018 will open in June 2017. Click here to book your place.
CIO, Network Rail
CIO, GE Capital International
Head of IT Security, Nominet UK
CEO, Informed Solutions
Chief Digital Officer, Companies House
Executive Director, Managed Infrastructure Services, Fujitsu
Technology and Change Director, Provident Financial
CIO, Cambridge University Press
Area Vice President,
CIO, Transport for London
CEO, Atos UK&I
MD, Northern Europe, Zayo
CIO, Direct Line Group
2017 Programme (2018 Programme TBC)
19.00 – Champagne reception
20.00 – Welcome and keynote addresses
Introduction by the host: Maggie Philbin OBE, TV presenter and CEO of TeenTech
Welcome by the organiser: Ben Rossi, Editorial Director, Vitesse Media
Keynote address: Sir Alex Younger, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Headline sponsor address: Gavin Jackson, MD, UK, Ireland and Europe, AWS
20.30 – Dinner commences
22.00 – Awards ceremony
22.45 – Entertainment
23.00 – Drinks, networking and live band
01.00 – Carriages
*Nominations for the Women in IT Awards 2018 will open in June 2017. If you have any questions before then, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org*
The judges convene two weeks before the awards ceremony to review all of the finalists’ nominations. They will decide the winners based on the written submissions, so try to include as much information as possible. Please use the criteria (listed below) of the category you wish to enter to shape your written submission, as the judges will refer to each criteria to guide their decisions. Each written submission should be at least 600 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. There is no cost to nominate and you can enter as many categories as you wish. A member of the Women in IT Awards team will reach out to everyone who nominated around four months before the awards ceremony to tell them whether they have been shortlisted as a finalist. Good luck!