sharing knowledge and celebrating the achievements of women in technology
According to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than 40% of the total global workforce. While progression around gender equity has, arguably, taken larger leaps than other areas of inclusion, there is still much more to be done.
Looking beyond gender, we find a notorious lack of representation globally of black and minority ethnic professionals, workers with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity at all intersections is critical in tech, as it enables companies to create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration, not just one section of society.
The prestigious Women in IT Awards initiative, presented by DiversityQ, has been working to change these statistics since 2015, by providing a regional and global platform to showcase advocates, role models and allies working together to break digital boundaries and promote the importance of a more inclusive tech sector. Year on year we reassess, adapt and innovate, introducing new categories to remain inclusive and considerate of market developments, roles and responsibilities.
The Women in IT community will come together again this year to shine a light on outstanding talent in the industry, as well as the employers that are implementing diversity initiatives to spearhead real change in the sector, and identify new role models to inspire more diverse talent into careers in tech. We will award high-achievers, advocates and role models across Asia’s tech sector, from the efforts of entrepreneurs and start-ups, to large corporate and industry champions. This year, there are 19 categories including DEI Initiative, Next Generation Leader, Innovator, CIO and Woman of the Year.
The winners will be announced in an online ceremony on 26 October 2021! Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of your colleagues and peers.
The inaugural Women in IT Summit Asia took place virtually on 9 December 2020 and it was an inspirational day! We were joined by a powerhouse panel of tech experts and D&I advocates who shared valuable recommendations on creating true diversity in IT, digital wellbeing, ethical AI, the importance of motivating from beyond the ceiling and more!
The Women in IT Summit Asia will be back on 26 October 2021! Join our community to stay up to date with all event announcements, and be notified when registration opens. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for all the latest news.