The Women in IT Awards UK 2021 will take place on June 24th and follows the Women in IT Summit on June 23rd. Presented by DiversityQ, the awards celebrate the achievements of women in technology; tune in to the online event to see who are the changemakers in the tech sector.
Women remain an underrepresented group in the tech workforce globally; according to a report by The World Bank, they account for under 40%. For example, in Europe, women in the IT sector earn 19% less than men while other groups, including ethnic minorities, the disabled, and LGBT+ people, fail to gain fair representation.
Since 2015, the Women in IT Awards initiative has been working to overturn these inequalities by providing a platform to highlight advocates, role models, and allies that are working to make the tech sector more inclusive.
As well as shining a light on inspirational individuals, the awards also recognise organisations that are implementing diversity initiatives to effect real change in the sector.
The winners will be announced live in an online ceremony on June 24th, 2021. The categories include Advocate of the Year, DEI Initiative of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Male Ally of the Year, and many more; tune in to the awards to get inspired by tech inclusion role models and innovative organisations.
To register your place at the awards, please click here or to view the shortlist, click here. You can also join us the day before at the Women in IT UK Summit by registering here, or if you want to join our Rethinking Inclusive Mentorship event, click here to register.