Nominations open for Women in Tech Initiative at UC Athena Awards
Your opportunity to shine a light on leaders who are opening doors for other women in tech!
The Women in Tech Initiative at UC Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in tech. Awardees are leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, and service and mentorship to foster inclusion in science and technical fields.
Nominations are open to all candidates regardless of gender, age, institutional affiliation, and country of residence. Nominations are due by November 6, 2020.
Nominations are open in these four categories:
Executive Leadership (individual)
Academic Leadership (individual)
Early Career (individual)
Next Generation Engagement (organization)
Awards will be announced during the annual Women in Tech Symposium in March 12, 2021, which celebrates innovators and explores the experiences of women in tech-related fields. This year, the theme will be The New Era in Human Computer Interaction (#NewHCI) and examine leading edge technologies and issues around ensuring equitable and #InclusiveHCI. More details soon!
The 2020 Women in Tech Initiative at UC Athena Award winners were: Executive Leadership-Rama Akkiraju (@rama_akkiraju @IBM), Academic Leadership-Alice Agogino (@agogino @squishy-robotics.com), Early Career-Joy Buolamwini (@jovialjoy @AJLUnited), & Next Gen Engagement-Girls Who Code (@GirlsWhoCode).
Let’s celebrate those whose accomplishments, dedication, and impact are bringing more women into tech.
Submit nominations by Nov 6: https://witi.berkeley.edu/athena-awards