2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards


General information

Join the search for tech’s most inspiring female role models



The seventh annual 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with techUK, encourage greater numbers of women to work in tech, driving awareness of career opportunities, as well as showcasing the breadth and diversity of talent contributed by women in tech across all industries.

Being a finalist for a relevant and credible tech Award is an excellent way to gain recognition from peers and raise both individual and company profiles, demonstrating to potential customers and colleagues that you are excelling in your field.

We’ve designed the Awards to be as inclusive as possible; 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. The Inspiration Award also recognises men or women who are championing the progress of women working in technology.


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Supported by the most forward-thinking brands which are committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in tech, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

The Awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting.

To find out more about corporate hospitality or how your company can get involved with the Awards contact info@everywoman.com.

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Key dates for your diary

Key dates for your diary

Nominations Open: 2 August 2016

Nominations Close: 3 October 2016

Nominations Extension Close: 17 October 2016

Judging Day: 12 December 2016

Awards Ceremony: 9 February 2017



When and where
Tue, 09/02/2016
London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane
W1K 1BE London
United Kingdom

Nominations for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have now closed.


Nominations for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have now closed.

The One to Watch Award - sponsored by CA Technologies
This is awarded to 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
This is awarded to 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
This is awarded to 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
Awarded to 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
This is awarded to 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
This is awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old)

Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by Arm Holdings
This is awarded to 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
This is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

Leader Award - sponsored by BP
This is awarded to the 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
This is 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 Dell
This is awarded to 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.


Nominations for the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards have now closed.

It’s fantastic that the standard of nominations we receive is high and demonstrates the outstanding female talent in tech. Maintaining a high standard of entries means that we can make winning truly valuable, so we recommend you take a moment to read the following information and tips.

It’s free to nominate.


Who can nominate?

Entrants can either nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else, they can enter a maximum of two categories and must:

  • work in a technology role in any industry or sector
  • be based or have their chief operations in the UK
  • be available for the judging day 12 December 2016 (this will include filming and the judges interview) and Awards ceremony in London on 9 February 2017

Where relevant, their age should be as of the nomination closing date (3 October 2016)

Very important – we recommend you prepare your answers first
If you leave the webpage before you have submitted your nomination you will lose the information you have entered. We strongly recommend that you prepare your answers in a separate document before completing the online nomination form.


Download the questions:

Entrepreneur Award (for a business trading for over 2 years) click here>>
Start-up Founder Award (business trading for less than 2 years) click here>>
One to Watch Award (aged under 20) click here>>
Other categories click here>>


3 tips to enter a great nomination

1) Complete all sections
To maintain the integrity of the Awards we work with our judges to ensure the questions asked solicit the information they need to make informed judging decisions. As a result, it’s important that you complete all sections, providing tangible evidence where possible.

2) Word limits are important
If your responses are below the word limit they are unlikely to be considered and if they are in excess of the word limit they will be marked down by the judges.

3) Supporting evidence is an advantage
Nominations with supporting evidence will be scored higher, it must be:

  • compiled in one document
  • no longer than four sides of A4
  • clearly labelled
  • emailed to events@everywoman.com before the deadline


The Judging Process:

  • If your nomination is successful we will be in touch with the entrant by 21 November 2016.
  • If selected the entrant must be available for the interview session on 12 December 2016 in Central London and the evening Awards ceremony in London on the evening of the 09 February 2017. This is a condition of entry.
  • There will be one winner per category and one recipient of the Woman of the Year Award. All decisions regarding the judging process are made by our independent judging panel, the everywoman team do not influence this process. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging. Due to the large number of nominations received, the judging panel are unable to provide individual feedback.


Data protection

The information provided will only be disclosed to the staff of everywoman, our key partner FDM Group and the judging panel.


Enquiries: please contact 020 7981 2574 or email: events@everywoman.com

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