FDM Everywoman Awards 2016 now open for nominations

The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards 2016, partnered with techUK, are now open for nominations.

Everywoman’s sixth annual event is searching for 2016’s most successful, inspirational and influential women working in the technology sector.

Launched in 2011, the awards celebrate females making a difference in the technology industry, whether they’re startup founders, leaders in large firms or still building their path.

By showcasing these women’s achievements through the awards, the FDM everywomen in Technology awards aims to inspire others to pursue a career in IT.

Maxine Benson, co-founder of everywoman said: “These Awards are playing a hugely important role in shining the spotlight on talented, successful women who have the ability to inspire a girl, a graduate, a colleague to pursue a career in technology. Only this will help increase the number of women working in technology from the woefully small 25%.”

Sheila Flavell, chief operating officer of title sponsor FDM Group commented: “FDM is delighted to be sponsoring the everywoman in Technology Awards 2016 for the fourth consecutive year, as we continue to share a commitment to supporting, maintaining and celebrating tech talent within the industry. Diversity in the workplace is fundamental to business growth and success; it drives innovation, facilitates communication and improves global awareness. To push this diversity we aim to promote a gender -balanced workforce and continue to be inspired by the many women who are driving technology forward. FDM’s dedicated global Women in IT campaign is our way of showcasing our continued commitment to driving gender diversity in the workplace, by encouraging women to pursue a career in tech.”

Julian David, CEO of techUK said: “techUK is once again delighted to support the FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. Attracting appropriately skilled employees continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing the UK tech sector and we need a greater representation of the working population to join UK tech companies and help support continued sector growth. In particular, we need to work hard to attract smart, skilled women who are not currently attracted to the industry and communicate the breadth of career opportunities in tech that are open to all.”

The FDM everywoman Awards are free to enter and this year’s categories are as follows:

Entrepreneur Award– Sponsored by ARM

Innovator Award – Sponsored by Equiniti

Team Leader Award – Sponsored by Asda

Leader Award – Sponsored by BP

International Leader Award – Sponsored by Fujitsu

Inspiration Award – Sponsored by VMware

Rising Star Award – Sponsored by American Express

The One to Watch Award – sponsored by EMC

Start-up Founder Award

And two new categories for 2016 are:

Digital Star Award – sponsored by CGI

Engineer Award

The awards are open for entries until October 27 2015 and the awards ceremony will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 23 February 2016.