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.
The 2021 UK edition of the Women in IT Summit will educate business leaders on how diversity in tech drives innovation and will share advice on greater cultural intelligence, better collaboration methods and inclusive actions.
Through a series of content streams, the agenda will share educational, insightful, and actionable recommendations. Sessions will delve into the technologies that will be key for growth, security, and optimal performance; we will facilitate active discussion to redefine policies, priorities and strategies; and this will be your platform for networking and collaboration within the tech community.
We invite delegates from around the world to join us on 23 June as we continue covering the most pressing tech issues and driving key diversity, equity and inclusion conversations forward.
We will award high-achievers, advocates and role models across the UK’s tech sector, from the efforts of entrepreneurs and start-ups, to large corporate and industry champions. This year, there are 20 categories including CTO, DEI Initiative, Next Generation Leader, Innovator and Woman of the Year.
By continuing to identify new industry role models, we can inspire students and graduates, build a united community of change-makers, and motivate professionals to continue their work in technology and in the community.
The winners will be revealed in a virtual ceremony on 24 June 2021. Register your free place to join the celebration!