C Level Woman of the Year
sponsored by PwC UK
This is a C level woman who has led an organisation and demonstrated innovation and IT excellence. Judges will look at projects and achievements spanning the current organisation or others if applicable, within the last 12 months. Examples of best practice, leadership and alignment to business goals must be included.
Digital Transformation Leader of the Year
sponsored by Core Systems
A female chief digital officer, digital director or leader of a digital transformation who has led an IT/digital transformation or business change programme driven by technology in the last 12 months. Judges will look at examples of the technology and innovation involved; leadership; best practice; results and return on investment; and how change was managed during the programme/s.
Entrepreneur of the Year
sponsored by Allstate NI
A female leader or founder of a technology, digital or e-commerce start-up that has demonstrated excellent growth in the last 12 months. Judges will look at demonstrations of growth (turnover, profit, employees etc.), standout achievements and customer testimonials.
Tech Team of the Year
sponsored by Realtime
A Tech team, led by a woman, that has delivered innovative and business transformational solutions to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, and alignment to business goals.
Tech Advocate of the Year
sponsored by CIVICA
A woman working in tech who has setup and delivered initiatives, outside of their formal role, internally and externally to their organisation to support women and encourage more women into Tech in the last 12 months. As well as examining the women in tech initiatives the candidates have pioneered to inspire women to succeed in technology, judges will also assess their leadership and the initiative’s impact on, and integration with, the business.
Male Advocate of the Year
sponsored by Diversity Mark
A senior male figure who has gone out of his way to improve the diversity levels of women in tech, within their organisation and/or in the wider community. Nominations must provide case studies or examples of how the candidate has gone out of their way, or strategically prioritised, getting more women into tech.
Returner of the Year
sponsored by Deloitte
A woman with business experience that has returned to the industry after a significant time away (minimum of 2 years) and has delivered value and had immediate impact on the organisation. Judges will look at the last 12 months in the candidate’s career particularly focusing on standout achievements and contributions to successful projects within the organisation.
One to Watch in the Future
sponsored by Slice
A woman under the age of 35, or who turns 35 in 2022, who has progressed rapidly though their career and delivered real business value and innovation through the use of technology. This could include successfully deploying new technologies; enhancing decision-making with technology; creating business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improving services.
Outstanding Woman in Tech
sponsored by Version 1
This is a special award that will be awarded to an outstanding woman in the tech industry of Northern Ireland.