The Dublin Tech Summit is quite rightly the fastest growing technology showcase in Europe. You think that would be enough to keep them happy. You’d be wrong because The Women in Tech Awards program, powered by Dublin Tech Summit, is Ireland’s foremost event dedicated to recognizing the innovation, leadership and achievements of women in Ireland’s tech landscape. Finally!
The inaugural Women In Tech Awards event is set to take place in the RDS on the 22nd of November this year. Speaking ahead of this ground breaking event, DTS says the aim of the WIT is to highlight the impact women are having in the tech industry and the success stories they can boast.
“Dublin Tech Summit as an ever-growing technology event and platform recognises the importance of not only promoting female tech leaders achievements but also the urgency to continuously support women in tech from day one of their careers. We [DTS] are eager to launch The Women in Tech Awards this April and introduce our audience to our Women in Tech Awards ambassadors as we continue to expand our support and showcasing of the incredible work being done by women in tech across the island of Ireland.” – Dublin Tech Summit
Bridging the gender gap
The Women In Tech awards are working towards bridging the disappointing gender equality gap that is easy to see in the tech industry, not only in Ireland but worldwide. As society strives to bridge the gap in gender equality it is events like this that show just how imbalanced the tech industry is. Women are statistically in the minority but despite this, there are achievements that need to be celebrated.
We attended this year’s Dublin Tech Summit and it was an incredible event. This year we saw the Women in Tech drive gender equality in a male-dominated industry. With a 48% female attendance rate we think it is safe to say the program was an amazing success. What we found incredible to see at the event was the sheer amount of young women who attended and having this kind of female representation at an event like DTS can only help inspire the next generation.
Women In Tech
As a result of this success, the Women In Tech awards was announced to showcase these extraordinary women and to try and improve workplace diversity.
The event itself will include 12 categories with awards for Trailblazer, Disruptor, IT Business Leader, Data Scientist and more. If you know someone who you think should be nominated for an award you can nominate them up to the 28th September here.
Once the nominations are complete, the winners will be determined by an amazing panel of international judges (who we will cover in more detail) including:
- Anne Ravanona, founder & CEO of Global Invest Her
- Katia Lang, founder & CEO of the Fintech Times
- Philip Konopik, Ireland Country Manager of Visa
- Jules Coleman, Co-founder of Hassle
- Gen Ashley, Director of Women Who Code, London
- Joe Healy, Manager of High-Potential Startup Division, Enterprise Ireland
But that’s not all! If the award ceremony isn’t enough the night will also include a host of brilliant speakers who will collaborate for a panel discussion on diversity. We are absolutely delighted that something is being done to show how important women are and should be in the tech industry. If you want to find out more about the event you can check out their website for a full list of categories, partners, speakers and everything else.