Welcome to the Women in IT Global Awards Series
The percentage of female IT leaders globally remains at 9% – a figure that has changed very little in the past few years despite one third of organisations claiming to have diversity initiatives.
Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in tech industry has added to the steady decline of women entering the tech workforce. As a result both recruiting and retaining female tech talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
The Women in IT Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
Organised by business technology site Information Age, the awards were launched as a platform to celebrate women in technology. Since its launch, in 2015, the Women in IT Awards have showcased women in technology in London and New York. This year the awards series will expand to celebrate women in technology in Silicon Valley, Asia and Ireland for the first time.
This growing awards series acts as a flagship and high-profile platform to support the industry in its mission to move the dial on gender.
Since its launch in 1995, Information Age has been regarded as one of the most respected technology titles in the B2B realm. More than 20 years on, the brand stands as the UK’s leader in UK IT thought leadership, holding a strong influence over its esteemed readership of IT decision-makers, which also partake extensively in IA’s end-user focused awards, conferences and roundtables. Meanwhile, information-age.com continues to grow as a trusted source of news, analysis and thought leadership among a wider audience of readers involved in the strategic implementation of business technology.
Vitesse Media is an information, data and events company specialising in the technology, finance and diversity sectors. Its awards-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touch millions of small businesses, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, investors and professional women, as well as advisors and suppliers. Alongside its flagship media brands, Vitesse hosts a series of high-profile and prestigious live events that brings together thousands of business, technology and finance decision-makers. These include the Women in IT Global Tech series, Investor Allstars, the Quoted Company Awards and the British Small Business Awards, among others.