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THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
Since the tech giants of the world began diversity reporting back in 2014, some things have changed…but not enough. Globally, there is a notorious lack of representation, across the tech industry, of women, black and minority ethnic professionals, workers with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community.
Progression around gender equity has, arguably, taken larger leaps than other areas of inclusion; however, it remains that women make up only 25% of the workforce in some of the world’s Big Techs (Statista, 2020).
We’re additionally starting to wake up to some deep-rooted issues in the spaces of racial equity, and LGBTQ+ and disability representation. 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 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.
We will award high-achievers, advocates and role models across the USA 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 September 21 2021.
The USA edition will be a two-part virtual series for 2021, bringing together delegates from around the world as we continue to cover the most pressing tech issues and continue the key diversity, equality and inclusion conversations.
To register your interest for Part 2 on October 13, please click here.