The annual everywoman in Technology Awards are back for 2024; this year, they are bigger and better than ever. With a new AI Award being introduced, there are more ways than ever to celebrate the achievements of women in tech. For 2024, this new category is being introduced to reflect the industry's ever-changing landscape. The AI Award will be awarded to a woman who excels in her role and makes a tangible difference in her business in artificial intelligence.
The awards, now in their 14th year, celebrate the tech industry’s most outstanding talent from the UK, with categories recognising all stages of the career journey, from apprentices to C-suite executives. They provide a platform for women to share their stories and serve as role models to inspire and attract women and young girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers and close the gender gap within technology.
The importance of gender representation in tech
Did you know the UK tech market boasts a $1 trillion valuation, ranking it as the third most valuable market in the world? However, the tech industry is male-dominated, with women making up only around 24% of the workforce. A staggering 7% of those have cited experiencing burnout, adding that they have felt pushed to their physical and mental limits.
The new partnership between everywoman and Bupa reflects the tech industry’s responsibility to attract and retain female tech talent, ensuring that women are fully supported to fulfil their career ambitions in order to support growth.
The awards also provide a platform for women to share their stories and inspire others to pursue careers in tech. This is crucial as women bring a unique perspective to the tech industry, and they can help to create a more diverse and inclusive industry.
“Since 1999, everywoman has been working to advance women in business and help organisations to achieve their gender goals via our awards programmes, learning and development content, and our training that’s been delivered to over 200,000 women. With 40% of our learning and development content having a well-being-related theme we recognise that work, family, and health responsibilities are intrinsically linked, so are very excited to be partnering with Bupa. We look forward to unveiling this year’s role models at the March awards ceremony with our programme sponsors, including SSE, Accenture, BAE Systems, Howden Group Holdings Ltd, American Express, Centrica PLC, Computacenter, Discover and RS Group.”
Maxine Benson MBE, Co-Founder of everywoman
- You will be helping to close the gender gap in technology.
- Celebrate the achievements of women in tech at all stages of their careers.
- Inspire the next generation of women in tech.
- Recognise the unsung heroes in a way that gets them noticed by the rest of the tech industry.
- Receive sector-wide recognition from both individuals and company achievements.
- Opportunity for individuals and companies to raise their profiles in the industry.
How to nominate someone for the 2024 Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards
Do you know a woman in technology who inspires you with her dedication and innovation? Nominate them for the 2024 Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards today! Nominations are open until 23rd October 2023.
This is your chance to recognise the unsung heroes and innovators of the tech industry. To nominate someone, visit the everywoman website and fill out the nomination form.
The awards ceremony and dinner will take place at The Park Plaza in London on 14 March 2024, after the annual everywoman in Technology Forum.
The awards are open to all women, as well as those who identify as women, working in technology. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
Individuals can be nominated for up to two award categories.
Individuals must work within a technology-based role.
Nominees should be based or have their chief operations in the UK or Ireland. Note: For the Tech For Good & CTO/CIO categories, international applications are welcomed.
The 2024 Bupa everywoman in Technology Awards are free to enter and all the categories can be found here.
For more information visit www.everywoman.com/techawards or connect with everywoman on their social media, @everywomanUK.