What are the Diversity in Tech Awards?
Previously known as the Women in Tech awards, the Diversity in Tech Awards, taking place virtually on October 7th 2021, will shine the spotlight on the achievements of organisations creating a more diverse workplace while striving to narrow the gender gap in the technology sector. The event, which celebrates the best in tech, has been expanded to recognise diversity in all of its forms. It includes 17 categories for both diversity and women in tech.
In recognising the broad efforts of promoting diversity in the workplace, the awards have been split into two category areas; Diversity in Tech and Women in Tech.
The Diversity in Tech categories include seven categories this year. They include awards for role models in tech, LGBTQ+ inclusion, social mobility, disability inclusion, cultural inclusion, generational inclusion and health and wellness. An overall International Company of the Year and Special Recognition Award have also been added to the broad spectrum of categories.
The Women in Tech categories include a focus on tech leadership, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, mentorship and data science. There will also be a special recognition award for women who have made their mark in innovation, named after pioneering US computer scientist Grace Hopper. Hopper was one of the first programmers to work on the Harvard Mark 1, the world’s first electromechanical computer.
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN TECH
International Diverse Company Of The Year
International Diversity Role Model Award
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award
Disability Inclusion Award
Cultural Inclusion Award
Health & Wellness Award
Social Impact Award
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN TECH
Tech Leader Award
Rising Star Award
Digital Transformation Award
Young Female STEM Pioneer
Data Scientist Award
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
(Not open for nomination)
Diversity in Tech Impact Award
Each year, the Diversity in Tech Impact Award will recognise one not-for-profit organisation that has demonstrated exceptional initiative to promote diversity in the technology industry.
GRACE HOPPER AWARD
The Grace Hopper Award (named after the pioneering computer scientist) will pay tribute and recognise a female STEM professional, whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and their profession.