WeAreTechWomen to launch TechWomen100 Awards | Nominations open 03/09/2018

WeAreTechWomen is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 TechWomen100 Awards.

Following the huge success of the inaugural TechWomen50 Awards in 2017, WeAreTechWomen is expanding its search for 100 inspirational female technologists.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

This is where the TechWomen100 Awards come in. 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.

Through the awards, we also like 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, 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 2018 awards are kindly supported by Worldpay, BAE Systems and Credit Suisse.

Speaking about the awards, Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay said, “I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the TechWomen100 awards this year and that it’s now 100 and not just 50!”

“There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that.”

“I was so impressed last year with the backgrounds and achievements of all the winners and am looking forward to seeing our entrants this year.”


Nominations will open online on 03 September 2018 via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 28 September 2018.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines and backgrounds 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.

All winners will be announced in December. 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 2019.

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

Awards timeline

  • Nominations open – 03 September 2018
  • Nominations close – 28 September 2018
  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 10 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid-January 2019

If you are interested in being involved in this initiative, please contact [email protected] for more details or visit our TechWomen100 Awards site.

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Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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