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WeAreTechWomen are proud to introduce our TechWomen100 judges for 2022

TechWomen100 Meet The Judges

WeAreTechWomen are proud to announce our judges for the 2022 TechWomen100 Awards!

 Judging the TechWomen100 Awards is no easy task!

Several of the judges from last year’s awards state it was one of the hardest judging activities they have ever undertaken, due to the amazing achievements of the women who were nominated. We expect this year will be no different.

For our 2022 TechWomen100 Awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of our amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise or their breadth of knowledge across the technology landscape.

We are also proud to welcome back a number of our 2021 judges including Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter; Caroline Graham, Head of Legal External Engagement, Barclays; Claudine Adeyemi, Founder & CEO at Career Ear; Frank Starling, Founder & Chief Diversity Officer, Variety Pack; and Sheree Atcheson, Group Vice-President of Diversity & Inclusion, Valtech

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and future nominees, we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to the female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the TechWomen100 Awards in 2022.

The TechWomen100 Awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

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Inspirational Woman: Debbie Forster, CEO, Tech Talent Charter

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Inspirational Woman: Didem Un Ates | General Manager, Data & AI Acceleration, Customer Success EMEA, Microsoft

The 2022 TechWomen100 Awards are now open for nominations!

Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

The awards also feature a “Global Award for Achievement” category, to help expand our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within the tech industry outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

Through the awards, we would also like to recognise a number of senior individuals who are championing up-and-coming women, as well as any organisations that have designed and implemented successful initiatives and programmes in order to attract, retain and develop the female tech talent.

Finally, we applaud the often-voluntary efforts of the women in tech networks that operate across the UK, and again would like to formerly recognise these within our awards.

The process

Nominations open online on 01 July via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 12 August.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three Champions, Global Award of Achievement, Companies and Networks.

The shortlist will then be published and we will also open the TechWomen100 individual category for public votes of support.

Winners will be announced in October and celebrated at award’s ceremony on 06 December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Global Award of Achievement, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
01 July 2022

Nominations close
12 August 2022

Shortlist announced
03 October 2022

Public vote opens
04 October 2022

Voting closes
07 October 2022

Winners announced
10 October 2022

Winner’s celebration event
06 December 2022

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TechWomen100 Judges

WeAreTechWomen are proud to introduce our TechWomen100 judges for 2021

TechWomen100 Judges

WeAreTechWomen are proud to announce our judges for the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

 Judging the TechWomen100 Awards is no easy task!

Several of the judges from last year’s awards state it was one of the hardest judging activities they have ever undertaken, due to the amazing achievements of the women who were nominated. We expect this year will be no different.

For our 2021 TechWomen100 Awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of our amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise or their breadth of knowledge across the technology landscape.

We are also proud to welcome back a number of our 2020 judges including Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter; Caroline Graham, Head of Legal External Engagement, Barclays; Didem Un Ates, General Manager, Data & AI Acceleration, Customer Success EMEA, Microsoft; Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC; and Sheree Atcheson, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Valtech.

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and future nominees, we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to the female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the TechWomen100 Awards in 2021.

The TechWomen100 Awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

MEET OUR JUDGES

Discover more about our judges

Inspirational Woman: Jacqueline de Rojas | President, techUK

Inspirational Woman: Debbie Forster, CEO, Tech Talent Charter

Inspirational Woman: Didem Un Ates | General Manager, Data & AI Acceleration, Customer Success EMEA, Microsoft

The 2021 TechWomen100 Awards open for nominations on 02 August.

Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

The process

Nominations open online on 02 August via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a six-week period on 10 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three Champions, Global Award of Achievement, Companies and Networks.

The shortlist will then be published and we will also open the TechWomen100 individual category for public votes of support.

Winners will be announced in November and celebrated at a virtual award’s ceremony on 08 December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Global Award of Achievement, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year.

Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
02 August 2021

Nominations close
10 September 2021

Shortlist announced & public vote opens
25 October 2021

Voting closes
05 November 2021

Winners announced
15 November 2021

Winner’s celebration event  (virtual)
08 December 2021


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TechWomen100 Awards Sponsors 2021-1

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Nominations are now open for WeAreTheCity's 2021 Rising Star Awards

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WeAreTheCity is delighted to announce that nominations for our 2021 Top 100 Rising Star Awards are now open.  

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Now in its seventh year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries.

These awards will recognise and celebrate a further 100 female individual contributors from over 20 different industries that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. These winners will join our award’s alumni of 650 previous winners, across the UK and India.

New for this year, we are also excited to introduce a new “Global Award for Achievement” category to our awards to expand our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within any industry, outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

Alongside these categories, we are also calling for nominations for Champions, Men for Gender Balance and a Company of the Year. Our Champion award recognises the achievements of five senior individuals, of any gender, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their day job. Nominations for this award are individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to gender, e.g. HeForShe supporters, network leaders, directors, MD’s & C-Suite individuals who are championing women either inside or outside their organisations.

The Men for Gender Balance category is for men who are championing women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation. Nominees must be at least Director level (or equivalent) or above, and must demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities.

The Company of the Year award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.


In previous years, the awards have been supported by an array of FTSE sponsors and this year is no different.

The 2021 Rising Star Awards are powered by the Royal Bank of Canada and supported by 3M, Accenture, Barclays, Bloomberg, the British Army, C&C Search, Cancer Research UK, Citi, CMI Women, Elysian, Goldman Sachs, GSK, Highways Sector Council, HSBC, Lloyd's Insurance, National Grid, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, Oxford Said Business School, and Reed Smith.

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The Rising Star Awards nominations process opens today, 11 January 2021, for all categories.

A shortlist of ten women from each industry category will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in April. The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final five winners for each category will take place with independent judges in May. The Top 100 Rising Stars will be announced on 25 May 2021.

Our 2021 winners, Rising Star alumni, judges, sponsors and supporters will be invited to a prestigious ceremony - details to be announced.

Watch our 2020 virtual awards ceremony below:


Categories including in the 2021 Rising Star Awards are as follows:

  • Rising Stars in All Other Industries
  • Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets, sponsored by Goldman Sachs
  • Rising Stars in Charity & Not-for-Profit, sponsored by Cancer Research UK
  • Rising Stars in Defence, sponsored by The British Army
  • Rising Stars in Digital, sponsored by Barclays
  • Rising Stars in Diversity, sponsored by Citi
  • Rising Stars in EA/PA, sponsored by C&C Search
  • Rising Stars in Education & Academia, sponsored by University of Oxford Saïd Business School
  • Rising Stars in Energy & Utilities, sponsored by National Grid
  • Rising Stars - Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • Rising Stars in Healthcare, sponsored by GSK
  • Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment
  • Rising Stars in Infrastructure, Transport & Logisitics, sponsored by Highways Sector Council
  • Rising Stars in Insurance, sponsored by Lloyd's of London
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management, sponsored by Northern Trust
  • Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award), sponsored by Reed Smith
  • Rising Stars in Professional Services, sponsored by Oliver Wyman
  • Rising Stars in Science & Engineering, sponsored by 3M
  • Rising Stars in Technology, sponsored by Accenture
  • Rising Star Champions, sponsored by CMI Women
  • Rising Stars Company of the Year, sponsored by Bloomberg
  • Rising Stars Men For Gender Balance, sponsored by HSBC
  • Rising Stars Global Award for Achievement

Criteria for entries

  • Open to all women regardless of age
  • Nominees must be below senior management level (e.g. below Director level)
  • Nominees must be working within the industry of the category for which they are nominated
  • Nominees must be working in the UK (with the exception of the Global Award for Achievement)

How we define a Rising Star

  • Someone who is or who has the potential to be a role model in their business or sector
  • Someone who strives to achieve success and results
  • Someone who gives back or inspires others
  • Someone who is recognised by others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry

Awards Timeline

  • Nominations open: 11 January 2021
  • Nominations close: 08 March 2021
  • Shortlist announced and public vote*: 19 April 2021
  • Public voting closes: 30 April 2021
  • Winner's announced: 25 May 2021
  • Award's ceremony: Date TBC

*There is no public vote of support for the Champion of the Year, Global Award for Achievement, Company of the Year or Men for Gender Balance award

If you have any additional questions about the awards, please contact [email protected]. For details of entry criteria, please visit here.

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TechWomen100 Judges

WeAreTechWomen are proud to introduce our TechWomen100 judges for 2020

TechWomen100 Judges

Judging the TechWomen100 Awards is no easy task!

Several of the judges from last year's awards state it was one of the hardest judging activities they have ever undertaken, due to the amazing achievements of the women who were nominated. We expect this year will be no different.

For our 2020 TechWomen100 Awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of our amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise or their breadth of knowledge across the technology landscape.

We are also proud to welcome back a number of our 2019 judges including Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK; Mark Martin, Computer Science Lead, South Bank Engineering UTC aka Urban Teacher - UK Black Tech; Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director and Women in Technology Leader, PwC; and Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter.

On behalf of WeAreTechWomen, our sponsors and future nominees, we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to the female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the TechWomen100 Awards in 2020.

The TechWomen100 Awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

MEET THE JUDGES


The 2020 TechWomen100 Awards are open for nominations via the WeAreTechWomen site. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

NOMINATE HERE


2019 WISE Awards

Nominations are now open for the WISE Awards

WISE Awards

Nominations are now open for the WISE Campaign's 2019 WISE Awards.

WISE’s annual awards recognise inspiring individuals and organisations who are actively working to promote those who are working to achieve gender balance in STEM in the UK.

With the target of one million women in STEM by 2020, it is critical that WISE highlight the hard work and successes of those who are achieving in their sector and show commitment to equality within STEM.

This year's categories include WISE Technician Award; WISE One to Watch Award; WISE Rising Star Award; WISE Man Award; and WISE Woman in Industry Award.

This year there has been the introduction three new categories - WISE Computing Award, WISE Emerging Technology Award, and WISE Outreach Award.

The WISE Computing Award, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, is looking for a woman who shows outstanding excellence in software engineering, data science or data engineering. The WISE Emerging Technology Award, sponsored by Lloyds Banking, is looking for an individual or group working with ground-breaking technology or producing products that could revolutionise the future for consumers and/or corporates. The WISE Outreach award is searching for an individual or organisation showing exceptional outreach and engagement projects, programmes and campaigns which can show that they have inspired and enthused girls about STEM

WISE are looking for those who are achieving significantly ahead of others in their sector and commitment beyond what is expected of your daily job/business/education activity. The judges will also base their decisions on how a winner plans to use the power of their Award to continue making a difference, not just visiting your local school or university.

Nominations for the awards close on 7th June 2019 and winners will be announced on 7th November 2019.

To find out more and apply, click here.


Tech4Good Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Tech4Good Awards

Tech4Good Awards

Now in their ninth year, the Tech4Good Awards celebrate the amazing people using technology to make the world a better place.

Organised by AbilityNet and BT, the awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place.

The Tech4Good Awards are the only awards that highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that harness the power of technology to benefit the community.

This year there are nine categories to submit your nominations into:

  • Accessibility Award – sponsored by AbilityNet
  • Ageing Society Award – sponsored by UnLtd
  • BT Young Pioneer Award
  • Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
  • Community Impact Award – sponsored Lloyd’s Banking Group
  • Connected Society Award – sponsored by Samsung
  • Digital Volunteer of the Year Award – sponsored by Do it Life
  • Diversity Award
  • Inclusive Design Award – sponsored by Scope

You've got until 6pm on the 10th of May to nominate yourself or someone else - but you may be wondering what makes a winning entry:

Join the free webinar and discover what the judges are looking for in a winning entry. Hear from past winners and the Tech4Good judges, plus get the chance to ask questions.

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