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Award launched recognising tech companies who champion #WomenInTechnology

Written by Robert McHugh, on 3rd Sep 2018. Posted in Technology

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Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today launched the 26th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards. The awards are supported by platinum sponsors Vhi Healthcare and gold sponsors Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace and Enterprise Ireland.

This year in collaboration with the Software Skillnet, Technology Ireland have introduced a new category, “Women in Technology - Company Award” that will recognise a tech company that has demonstrated a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and developing women across its workforce.

Technology Ireland, together with Award sponsors Vhi Healthcare, Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace, Enterprise Ireland, FIT ICT Association Professional, Technology Ireland Software Skillnet, and Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, is urging all Irish software and digital technology companies to submit their own entries for the Awards by the 30th of September. Entry is free and not restricted. To submit an entry visit: www.technology-ireland.ie/awards 

The awards will take place in The Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin on 23 November 2018 and will be attended by 500 leading influencers and decision makers in the digital and software technology sector. 

The nine categories are: 
· Digital Technology Company of the Year 
· Emerging Technology Company of the Year 
· Technology Innovation of the Year 
· Outstanding Achievement in International Growth 
· Digital Technology Services Project of the Year

· Women in Technology Company Award
· Excellence in Talent Development Award 
· Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year 
· Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year 

Speaking at the launch, newly appointed Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick said, "A huge area of focus for Technology Ireland over the past number of years, and an issue particularly close to my own heart, has been the issue of female participation in the tech sector. Women are under-represented in our sector with only 19% of women employed in technology companies or in ICT roles in other industries."

She added, "A continued commitment by industry is needed to increase the participation of women in senior roles and leadership positions. Increasing the number of women in technology has the potential to broaden the talent pipeline, boost company performance and foster more inclusive workplaces."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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