TechWomen100 Awards

After the successful launch of TechWomen50 in 2017, WeAreTechWomen are expanding our reach to recognise the achievements of 100 women in tech in 2018.

We feel that the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine. Given our brand proposition of supporting the female pipeline, the activities of WeAreTechWomen and the success of our Rising Star awards, we are in a prime position to create an awards series that will showcase emerging tech talent and create role models for the future.


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  • Nominations open – 03 September 2018
  • Nominations close – 28 September 2018
  • Shortlist announced & public vote opens – 05 November 2018
  • Voting closes – 18 November 2018
  • Winners announced – 10 December 2018
  • Winners celebration event – mid-January 2019

Why TechWomen100?

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight successful and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine too.

This is where the TechWomen100 Awards come in. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry.

The Process

Nominations will open online on 03 September via WeAreTechWomen. Nominations will close after a four-week period on 28 September.

A shortlist of 200 women from a range of technology disciplines will be chosen in October by an esteemed panel of judges. There will also be a shortlist of three champions, companies and networks.

The shortlist will then be published in November where we will also open the TechWomen100 and Network of the Year for public votes of support.

All winners will be announced in December. There will be 100 winners of the TechWomen100, a Champion of the Year, a Company of the Year and a Network of the Year. All winners will be invited to celebrate their awards at a prestigious reception in January 2019.

Who can apply?

A female individual who works within the tech industry, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion for technology, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks and internal activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career

This award is open to all women, regardless of age, but nominees must be working in the UK.

A senior individual of any gender, within the technology industry, who is championing women.

The individual must also be able to demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities.

Nominees must be Director level (or equivalent) or above and work in the UK.

A network, either internal or external who supports the careers of women working in tech through access to resources and learning based events.

A organisation who has successfully designed and implemented initiatives and programs to develop their female talent pipeline

A Word From Our Headline Sponsors, Worldpay

“I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the TechWomen100 awards this year and that it’s now 100 and not just 50! There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that. I was so impressed last year with the backgrounds and achievements of all the winners and am looking forward to seeing our entrants this year.”

Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay