Entries open for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

The seventh annual 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with techUK, are now open for nominations.

The Awards showcase the breadth and diversity of talent contributed by women across all IT industry sectors and entries are open to women at all stages of their career, from start-up founders or young high-flyers to leaders within large corporate organisations.

Nominate or enter for free here.

While more than 52 per cent of UK companies have increased the number of female tech professionals they employ over the last five years, by the end of 2016 fewer than 25 per cent of all digital jobs will be held by women. The shortage of role models within organisations will directly impact the capability of companies to attract female tech talent, proving the need for Awards that highlight the career successes of women and the opportunities for professional achievement.

New award for 2017 : the Academic Award, for a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to STEM education and research.

The categories are: 

The One to Watch Award – For an individual aged under 20 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students or apprentices

Rising Star Award – sponsored by T-Systems – For a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation

Digital Star Award -sponsored by CGI –For a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.

Software Engineer Award – sponsored by American Express – For a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.

Team Leader Award – For a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.

Start-up Founder of the Year Award – sponsored by Barclays – For the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old)

Entrepreneur Award – sponsored by ARM – For an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture.

Innovator Award – sponsored by Equiniti – For a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

Leader Award – sponsored by BP – For a woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.

Inspiration Award – sponsored by VMware – Awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

Academic Award – sponsored by EMC – For a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.