Congratulations to all our 2020 Finalists!

Computing is delighted to announce that our fourth annual Women in Tech Excellence Awards will take place virtually! Like you, we need to get creative this year – we can’t stage our awards at our usual ritzy venue but we can host a fabulous and special online ceremony on Tuesday 1 December at 4pm , after this year’s Women in Tech Festival Global .

To join us for this year’s awards, please register here for free and we will be in touch with more information on the ceremony, including how you and your teams can get involved, what we have planned and also your access to the broadcast.


We are overwhelmed by the amount of nominations we received this year - over 800 nominations! It shows that even in the current pandemic it is so important for businesses to celebrate and recognise their employees – Computing’s Women in Tech Excellence Awards are more important than ever!

Although we are facing huge challenges in our personal and professional lives as we cope with the impact of Covid-19, Computing is committed to continuing to champion greater diversity in the technology industry for the long term.

Our Women in Tech Excellence Awards (formerly Women in IT Excellence Awards) are important as they recognise top-performing women from across the technology space and provide inspiration for younger women looking to build a career in our industry.

The challenge of increasing diversity in IT is now firmly on the agenda in boardrooms across the UK, but it is far from a solved problem. Women are still under-represented across the industry, especially at higher echelons, and they're also likely to be paid less than their male counterparts for the same work.

The issue extends right through the career, starting in schools where education institutions report little to now growth in the numbers of females taking STEM subjects. More needs to be done to encourage the female IT leaders of tomorrow.

The Women in Tech Excellence Awards is designed to help move us as an industry towards a solution, by recognising and promoting the many talented females, and other success stories. There are places in IT for females, and this industry can lead to rewarding, fulfilling careers for everyone.

Now in its forth year, we have taken the decision to rename the awards to bring them closer to our hugely successful Women in Tech Festival , which last year brought hundreds of people together to discuss diversity, celebrate success and network with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

These awards have already celebrated the achievements of over 800 women, in front of over 1,700 people. And we don't just shout about this success at the awards themselves, we also publish videos , galleries and articles from the event on Computing , to ensure that hundreds of thousands of people can see for themselves the talent that's out there.



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2020 Categories

We have a large, diverse range of categories, and anyone  can nominate any woman for any award. Tell us, in 150 words or fewer, why she should win and our editorial and judging team will do the rest.

CIO of the Year

Digital Leader of the Year

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Diversity Employer of the Year

Graduate of the Year

Hero of the Year

Innovator of the Year

IT Leader of the Year

Outstanding Returner Award

Outstanding Transformation

Rising Star of the Year

Role Model of the Year

Security Leader of the Year

Software Engineer of the Year

Team Leader of the Year

Transformation Leader

Woman of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Judging Panel 2020

VP of Business & Portfolio Management
Lowell Group
Director of Strategic IT Delivery
Royal BAM Group nv
The Royal Museums Greenwich
IT Director
Law Society
Chief Technology Officer
British Heart Foundation
Head of Cyber Security
Cxo / Digital transformation advisor
Chief Product and Information Officer
Financial Times
Parcel force
Group CIO
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
HSBC Infrastructure Division
Open University
Entry Queries:
Rubie Romanay
Senior Marketing & Brand Manager
+44 (0)20 7484 9706
Partnership Packages:
Jessica Feldman
Global Account Director
+44 (0) 20 7484 9839