Entries for annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards now open

Entries are open for the fifth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, created to drive awareness of the sector’s career opportunities and to encourage higher numbers of women to work in the industry.

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Entries are open for the fifth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, created to drive awareness of the sector’s career opportunities and to encourage higher numbers of women to work in the industry.

There are awards for women at all stages of their career – from young high-fliers to start-up founders and leaders within large corporate organisations.

For too many women in IT, say the award organisers, there aren’t enough role models in their own companies, so the awards "play a key role in uncovering women working in the industry who will inspire others to excel in their careers".

The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards are free to enter and two new categories have been launched for 2015.

Categories include Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by ARM; Inspiration of the Year, sponsored by VMware; Leader of the Year (BP); Rising Star of the Year (American Express); Start-up Founder of the Year (salesforce.com); Innovator of the Year; and Team Leader of the Year.

And new awards for 2015 are The One to Watch, and International Leader of the Year. Entries are open until 3 November 2014.

Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, said: "The awards have grown exponentially over five years and have uncovered dozens of role models that will inspire future female tech stars to follow in their footsteps.”

The 2014 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony will take place at a dinner on 17 March 2015 at the Hilton Park Lane, London, preceded by an all-day conference where key figureheads in business will debate the issues affecting women in technology.

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