Women in IT Awards 2018 – finalists revealed

The finalists for the 2018 edition of the Women in IT Awards have been revealed this week. More than 1,100 business and tech leaders will convene at the event’s gala ceremony on 31 January in London as the winners are announced.

The Women in IT Awards have revealed the finalists for its fourth annual ceremony in London, which will convene over 1,100 business and technology leaders on 31 January to further the cause of improving diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.

The awards programme, organised by Information Age in partnership with Amazon Web Services, is a leading initiative among extensive efforts from the tech world to rectify a gender imbalance that means women occupy just 17% of IT roles in the UK. The 2018 ceremony, hosted in Grosvenor House Hotel’s prestigious Great Room venue on Park Lane, will be the largest tech-related diversity event ever staged, pipping last year’s audience of 1,000 and bringing together the industry’s top stakeholders.

The Women in IT Awards is the flagship event in an ongoing Information Age campaign to tackle technology’s diversity problems. Information Age also runs two further diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, a careers fair for female university students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers. Through a series of 19 awards, the Women in IT Awards showcases the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identifies new role models for girls, who made up less than 10% of those who studied A-level computing last year.

This year’s awards attracted over 700 nominations. The keynote speaker will be Baroness Lane-Fox, who co-founded Lastminute.com and now sits on the board of Twitter as well as chairing Doteveryone, a charity that fights for a fairer internet.

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