Just one week to go until nominations open for the TechWomen100 Awards 2019.
It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. Women make up just 19 per cent of the industry. There are some fantastic awards for women working in tech, however, most of these focus on senior women.
Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight senior and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine.
This is why the TechWomen100 Awards were created. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.
Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.
Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.
The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.
The 2019 awards are kindly powered by J.P. Morgan, and supported by Accenture, BAE Systems, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lloyds Banking Group, Oliver Wyman and Worldpay.
Nominations open online on 1st August via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a seven-week period on 20 September.
A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.
The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen100 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.
Winners will be announced in December and celebrated at our prestigious award’s ceremony in January. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.
All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2020.
Who should nominate?
- Self-nominations are encouraged
- Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
- Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
- Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
- Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee
- Nominations open – 01 August 2019
- Nominations close – 20 September 2019
- Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 18 November 2019
- Voting closes – 29 November 2019
- Winners announced – 10th December 2019
- Winner’s celebration event – January 2020