2018 fdm everywoman in Technology Awards
Nominations for the 2018 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are now closed.
The annual Awards programme uncovers and celebrates the most inspirational women in technology working within STEM industries, demonstrating the vast range of career opportunities that the sector has to offer for women.
This year’s programme will have a focus on celebrating and identifying role models to help inspire tomorrow’s world.
Our recent study revealed that the second factor cited by women in technology as the biggest cause of the gender gap in tech was lack of female role models for young girls. Importantly for organisations, access to female role models is a huge factor in retention. Being able to “see what they can be” is the number one factor cited by women in our study for why they stay in their roles.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Supported by the most forward-thinking brands, which are committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women, our women in tech awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so. Entrants can be at any stage of their career, including young students or apprentices passionate about the future of technology and high-flying senior women well established on the career ladder.
The FDM everywoman in technology awards are free to enter and past winners and finalists, ranging from rising stars to entrepreneurs to senior corporate leaders, go on to become ambassadors for women working in the technology sector, ultimately encouraging more women and young girls to consider a career in this innovative and fast moving sector.
New category awards for 2018 are the International Inspiration Award, the Apprentice Award and the Male Agent of Change Award, awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in technology.
- Academic Award
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.
- The One to Watch Award
This is awarded to girl aged 11-18 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.
- The Apprentice Award
This is awarded to a young woman apprentice who is a game-changer and is excelling in her early career.
- Rising Star Award
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
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
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 Award
This is awarded to the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 24 months old).
- Entrepreneur Award
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 (over 24 months old).
- Innovator Award
This is awarded to a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.
- Leader Award
This will be 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.
- Male Agent of Change Award
This is awarded to a male agent of change for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.
- International Inspiration Award
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 based outside of the UK.
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?
Supported by the most forward-thinking brands 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Open: 1 August 2017
Nominations Close: 16 October 2017
Judging Day: 11 December 2017
Awards Ceremony: 8 February 2018