About the TechWomen50 Awards
It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. However, many Women in Technology awards choose to focus on inspirational women that have already achieved seniority, in roles such Director, CIO or CTO.
Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too. 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.
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 TechWomen50 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way.
WeAreTechWomen, launched in 2015 is WeAre TheCity’s dedicated area for our community of female technologists. This dedicated microsite provides our WeAreTheCity technology members with access to news, tips and advice for women working in IT, in addition to profiles, features, guides and case studies on how technology is helping women to further their careers.
WeAreTechWomen was launched to showcase women in the industry and to raise awareness of the gender divide and skills shortage that are still affecting the tech sector. Opportunities for corporates to engage with this community include featuring their roles on WeAreTheCity Jobs, advertising opportunities or sponsorship of our annual tech conference/events/awards.
WeAreTechWomen hold a large annual conference every year. This conference is designed and built using feedback from a series of focus groups with WeAreTechWomen members. We also work with a number of corporate sponsors who provide funding for these events. Our tech conference is aimed at upskilling the female tech pipeline and is technical by nature. No stats, and no labouring about the lack of
women in tech, we focus on skills for progression. We provide our attendees with the opportunity to learn about emerging technology trends, such as fintech, digital, big data, IoT, coding and other industry topics. Our attendees also hear from leading experts in their fields, contribute by way of discussion and choose sets of elective sessions that will add value to their career path. At WeAreTechWomen, helping others is at the heart of everything we do, and we donate a number of our tickets to individuals who are not currently in employment/students and to female tech returners.
We also offer the ability for corporates to partner with WeAreTechWomen for editorial campaigns, talent attraction events, or to promote their open roles via WeAreTheCityJobs. There are also opportunities available to host and sponsor our annual conference and our WeAreTechWomen awards, which are due to be launched in August 2017.
WeAreTheCity.com is a female development organisation that helps companies to attract, return and develop their female talent pool. WeAreTheCity provides resources for women looking to develop themselves personally and professionally. Through the website, we provide gender-related news, a networks directory, events and conferences, returnships, business schools, inspirational women profiles, HeForShe interviews, giving back and jobs.