The company behind the BlackBerry device is launching a new awards scheme to recognise the achievements of women in technology.
The BlackBerry Women and Technology Awards, run in conjunction with professional women's networking group Aurora, will reward women who are using technology to help advance their company or career.
Awards will fall into eight categories, recognising the contribution of women in the corporate, public, SME and academic sectors. There will also be awards for best female technology journalist and female role model.
IT firms will be able to compete for an award that will go to the technology company most committed to advancing female talent.
Charmaine Eggberry, a vice president at Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry, said, “The awards have been created to identify women and organisations that are utilising technology in an innovative and creative manner.
“We are looking for winners from all business sectors whether they are a small start-up company using technology with an entrepreneurial flair or a government organisation that has identified ways to streamline its communications.”
The deadline for entries is 31 August. For more information on how to apply, see www.womentechawards.com