The seventh annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are now open for nominations.
FDM is once again supporting the Awards in line with our commitment to diversity and women in IT. Championed by COO Sheila Flavell, FDM shares the everywoman in Tech vision of raising the profile of women pursuing a career in technology and highlighting the diverse career options IT offers, ranging from programming, gaming and data processing, to support services such as marketing and finance. Technology also offers impressive salaries, opportunities for travel, many options for freelance and self-employment as well as flexible working conditions.
By the end of 2016 fewer than 25% of all digital jobs will be held by women. This emphasises the need for the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards to highlight career success of women and the opportunities for professional achievement. We show the breadth and diversity of talent contributed by women in all technology roles in order to raise awareness of career opportunities and encourage more women to work in tech. The visibility of role models is key to showing girls and women the variety of exciting careers available within the IT sector.
This year’s Awards are being extended to include an Academic Award for the first time. This award celebrates a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to STEM education and research. The FDM everywomen in Tech Awards will also continue to celebrate the skills, innovation and leadership of women in tech with familiar top prizes like The One to Watch Award and the Inspiration Award.
The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are free to enter and the categories are:
- The One to Watch Award
- Rising Star Award – sponsored by T-Systems
- Digital Star Award – sponsored by GCI
- Software Engineer Award
- Team Leader Award
- Start-up Founder of the Year Award – sponsored by Barclays
- Entrepreneur Award
- Innovator Award- sponsored by Equiniti
- Leader Award – sponsored by BP
- Inspiration Award – sponsored by VMware
- Academic Award
Entries are open from 4 August to 3 October 2016 and full details are available online at www.everywoman.com/award/2017-fdm-everywoman-technology-awards. The 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony will take place at the London Hilton on 9 February 2017.
Updated 16 August, 2016