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.
Today’s STEM industry remains largely male-dominated and while this might hold true for the rest of the world, according to a recent study done by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), women in Southeast Asia account for 32% of employment in the tech sector compared to the global average of 28%. The APAC region has made rapid progress in digitalisation, future-first strategies and tech-centric organisational culture, but the region still faces a multitude of challenges in diversity & inclusion.
This free-to-attend summit will address the top challenges and trends highlighted by the APAC IT community. Agenda topics will inform senior leaders of the of new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking that is happening across industries. We want to open your mind to possibilities, and arm you with the tips, tools and resources that can support your roles, teams and companies.
Join us on 26 October to hear from senior leaders across APAC who will explore the evolution of IT roles and tech for good, the changing landscape of company policy and flexibility, helping your team find their voice, and tips for diverse recruitment and retention of talent.
We invite all professionals to tune in, listen, learn and contribute. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.