sharing knowledge and celebrating the achievements of women in technology
The UK’s technology industry is a booming one. According to Tech Nation, UK tech firms attracted more than £6bn of venture capital funding in 2017, more than any other country, and this continues to grow today. We can see that around 80% of tech investment in the UK is in fast-growing businesses, yet women are missing out on this entrepreneurial success, making up just 17% of IT specialists in the UK.
There has been some good news shared this year regarding the end of all-male boards in the FTSE 350 but there is still a long way to go and with the tech sector expanding at a rapid pace, it is imperative that it begins to mirror the people whom it serves. All people.
The Women in IT Summit & Awards initiative, presented by DiversityQ in association with Information Age, works alongside a community of industry champions to change the statistics and shift the narrative.
2021 Summit & Awards
The Women in IT Summit & Awards UK returned virtually on 23 & 24 June 2021. We were joined by a powerhouse panel of tech experts and D&I advocates at the summit, who shared valuable recommendations on creating true diversity in IT,
To follow, the unique Women in IT Awards continued to recognise and shine a light on the amazing individuals who are not only breaking digital boundaries, but championing real change for women in technology.
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