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.
DiversityQ is delighted to announce that nominations are open for 2022!
The 2022 Women in IT Awards UK promises something extra special, with our first in-person awards ceremony since 2020! Now in their eighth year, the prestigious awards have recognised and celebrated over 1,000 women, allies, and organisations across the UK for their outstanding contribution to the technology industry.
Amidst the global pandemic we have seen the incredible dedication, transformation and innovation from individuals and organisations alike. Our 2022 awards are all about highlighting growth, continuity, and results and we want to celebrate YOU. We want to shout about your success stories and showcase how you’ve risen to the difficult challenges of the past two years. Our judges are looking for individuals, organisations and initiatives that have gone above and beyond, demonstrating a huge impact on businesses, employees and the wider industry.
The Women in IT Awards offers you and your colleagues the opportunity to gain the industry-wide recognition you deserve. We have an unrivalled jury of influential individuals across the tech and DEI space; submit your nominations today, showcase all that’s been achieved and be in with the chance to be awarded best-in-class.
Nominations will close on Friday, 26 November 2021.
The Women in IT Summit UK returned virtually on 23 June 2021. We were joined by a powerhouse panel of tech experts and D&I advocates who shared valuable recommendations on creating true diversity in IT.
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