The Northern Ireland Women in Tech Awards recognise and celebrate Women who innovate, challenge and embrace technology.

On Thursday 23rd May at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, we will be showcasing the inspirational individuals who have achieved great success within the Tech sector, while making valuable contributions to the local economy. Be part of it with our key sponsors at VANRATH.

Award Categories

Click on the category logos to enter now. Awards submissions close at 12 noon on Monday 8th April 2024.

Dates you need to know
  • Closing Date for Award Submissions | 12 noon on Monday 8 April 2024.
  • Judging day | Thursday 11th April.
  • Finalists Announced | Monday 15 April 2024.
  • Awards Gala | Thursday 23 May 2024.
Terms & Conditions
•    Entrants must be based and have an office located in Northern Ireland.
•    Please ensure nominees are available on Thursday 23rd May 2024 for the Awards Gala.
•    An online entry form will need to be completed for each entrant. The information provided will be disclosed only to the judges. Do not send any other documents / supporting materials as these will not be accepted.
•    There will be one winner per category (unless otherwise stated).
•    The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging. All decisions regarding the judging process are made by our judging panel.
•    Details provided in the entry form will potentially be used, with approval, for press releases and web content if the nominee is placed as a finalist or winner, so please ensure it is factually correct - we will not be liable for inaccuracies published based on nomination content and changes may not be possible after publication.
•    Applications that do not meet the entry criteria will not be accepted.
•    Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
•    Entrants can apply for more than one category but must submit a full online entry each time i.e. one category per entry.
•    Please complete the online entry process by no later than 12 noon on Monday 8 April 2024.
Extra Info
Recognition as a Women in Tech award finalist and winner holds great prestige. You can benefit from increased media coverage and profiling, offering unique business opportunities that can help to drive your business forward. All finalists will join the Women in Tech Award Finalist Alumnae – a group specially created to offer all finalists the opportunity to network with like-minded businesswomen and to stimulate opportunity for both personal and professional development.
All winners will also have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive Winners Lunch, where they will come together to be inspired by a range of speakers and network with their peers. More details will be unveiled in the coming months.
2023 Winners
  • Outstanding Woman in Tech Award sponsored by VANRATH | Colette Kidd | Kainos
  • C Level Woman of the Year sponsored by PwC | Faye Thomas | Vyta
  • Digital Transformation Leader of the Year sponsored by Core SystemS | Charlene McDonald | Kainos
  • Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Allstate Northern Ireland | Laura Haldane | SciLeads
  • Green Impact Award sponsored by Danske Bank | Faye Thomas | Vyta
  • Male Advocate of the Year sponsored by Version 1 | David Collins | First Derivative
  • One to Watch in the Future sponsored by BT | Emma McClenaghan | Genysys Engine
  • Returner of the Year sponsored by Aflac Northern Ireland | Josephine Harper | Version 1
  • Tech Advocate of the Year sponsored by Fujitsu | Claire Nixon | Realtime Recruitment
  • Tech Team of the Year sponsored by Realtime | Jackie Crooks & Joanne O’Doherty | Kinsetsu

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