Nominations are open for Information Age’s Future Stars of Tech aimed at inspiring, celebrating and empowering the industry’s rising stars. The Conference and Awards event will take place in London on 20th June 2018, with the aim to unveil a generation of female tech leaders unmatched in its diversity of people, strategic thinking and innovation.
Despite efforts from employers, educators and government to make technology more inclusive, female participation remains stubbornly low. Women occupy just 16% of IT jobs in the UK and make up less than 14% of CIOs, less than 10% of tech CEOs and less than 5% of board directors at tech firms.
This lack of diversity is having critical implications on innovation and decision-making, and paints an off-putting image for young women thinking of joining the industry at a time when a digital skills shortage exists across the UK. For this to change, employers must recognise their female rising stars and nurture them into senior leadership.
Future Stars of Tech provides the platform for this recognition through its awards programme, and a forum for discussing the issues holding back diversity in the technology industry through a series of inspiring keynotes, insightful workshops and thought-provoking panel discussion. By identifying and promoting the industry’s top female career climbers, the event presents a tomorrow where diversity is a positive force, not a challenge, in the world of technology. And by boosting their visibility, these rising stars are provided with the tools and exposure to be role models to young people hoping to follow in their footsteps.
The Future Stars of Tech awards are open to IT professionals or business professionals in the tech industry who started their career in the last eight years and have clearly demonstrated strong potential for becoming a successful technology leader. Judges will look at each candidate’s achievements and growth trajectory over the last eight years, but with a particular emphasis on accomplishments in the last 18 months.
Make sure the rising stars in your company are recognised – nominate at futurestarsoftech.uk/nominate.
NB Nominations close on 26th February 2018.