As we often state: Excellence is all around us. Now the 2021 Women in Tech Excellence Awards in the UK are nearly upon and nominations are open. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
From the official award presenters:
“This year’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards will be something special. They will be bringing to the fore many great stories, especially those of how women across the technology sector have led the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many women will be facing a unique and unforeseen set of challenges. Working from home, balancing work and home life, taking on key roles in home teaching, coping with personal and family stress while continuing to make top class contributions to their businesses are all part of the world we have been unwillingly thrust into. There will be many, many stories of how the women in our market have risen to those challenges.”
The awards recognize top-performing women from across the technology space and provide inspiration for younger women looking to build a career in our industry.
Plus, The challenge of increasing diversity in IT is now firmly on the agenda across the UK, but it is far from a solved problem. Women are still under-represented across the industry, especially at higher echelons, and they’re also likely to be paid less than their male counterparts for the same work.
The 5th annual awards have celebrated the achievements of more than 1,200 women, in front of over 2,000 people.