May 29, 2019
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
By Sabrina Wang | Technology, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting sectors, continues to be blighted by one disheartening issue: where are all the women? Coming to Singapore for the first time, the Women in IT Awards Asia 2019 will bring together 300 attendees to tackle the issue of gender imbalance within tech by showcasing female achievements in the space and identifying new role models.
Organized by Information Age, the event is a leading initiative in the tech world to elevate female representation; in Singapore, women occupy just 30 percent of tech roles. This figure fluctuates across the continent, which is unsurprising, given the diversity of cultural dynamics and social codes.
Through a series of 14 awards, ranging from CIO of the year through the Young Leader category, the Awards will provide a platform to identify women from all walks of life who are achieving great things in Asia. This year’s awards attracted over 250 nominations, which was deemed a success by organizers for an inaugural event.
Joining as sponsors are: BP, DiversityQ, FireEye and Hays. The event wis also supported by the Singapore Computer Society, and media partners, including Codomo, Crib, She Loves Data, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation, Singapore Women in Science Network, Tech Ladies, Women Who Code, FESO Asia, PINC, and Jumpstart Magazine.
The event is a part of the Women in IT Awards Series, which has established events in Ireland, San Francisco, New York, and London, with planned events in Berlin, Bucharest, and Toronto. Information Age currently run two other diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders, a careers fair for female university students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers.