is proud to present the Women in IT Awards UK.!

According to a report by The World Bank, women make up less than 40% of the total global workforce. Recent findings from Women in Digital and Woman Tech Network show that in Europe only 17% of ICT specialists are women, only 34% of STEM graduates are women, and women in the ICT sector are earning 19% less than men. While progression around gender equity has, arguably, taken larger leaps than other areas of inclusion, there is still much more to be done.

Looking beyond gender, we find a notorious lack of representation globally of black and minority ethnic professionals, workers with disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Diversity at all intersections is critical in tech, as it enables companies to create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration, not just one section of society.

The prestigious Women in IT Awards initiative, presented by DiversityQ, has been working to change these statistics since 2015, by providing a regional and global platform to showcase advocates, role models and allies working together to break digital boundaries and promote the importance of a more inclusive tech sector.

We will come together again this year to shine a light on outstanding talent in the industry, as well as the employers that are implementing diversity initiatives to spearhead real change in the sector, and identify new role models to inspire more diverse talent into careers in tech.

The winners will be announced live in an online ceremony on 24 June 2021! Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of your colleagues and peers.

Prior to the awards, we will be hosting two fantastic events filled with knowledge-sharing, learning and international community-building.

Women in IT Summit UK: Join us on 23 June as we continue covering the most pressing tech issues and driving key diversity, equity and inclusion conversations forward. Register for a free place here.

Rethinking Inclusive Mentorship: Ahead of the awards on 24 June DiversityQ will host a 90 minute webinar designed to educate business leaders on how they can establish a truly inclusive mentorship program within their organisation. Register for a free place here.