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Power Up Awards

Power Up Awards

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SheCanCode’s Power Up Awards have been established to identify and spotlight women in tech who are accomplishing remarkable feats, offering them a platform for the industry to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements.

The awards feature a diverse range of categories celebrating women’s achievements and contributions in the tech sector. Our categories include both individual and company-specific options.

Power Up Awards

Individual

Open to internal/in-house technology recruitment individuals operating in any organisation. This category recognises outstanding service in increasing diversity within a company’s tech team.

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

A woman now working in the tech sector who transitioned from a different career. This category recognises women who have either retrained for a new career before entering the tech sector or moved into a tech role and trained on the job. 

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

Recognises females who have been working in the tech sector for five years or less and are going above and beyond their day job. Judges will be looking for a clear description of the individual’s innovation, creativity, and passion for their role. 

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to diversity in tech over the past three years. This category aims to highlight both the leadership demonstrated and the best practice they have exemplified. This category is open to both males and females. 

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

Recognises a female CTO for her achievements as a leader. This category aims to demonstrate female CTOs who are inspiring leaders and technology managers with foresight. 

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

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Recognises a female CIO for her achievements as a leader. This category aims to demonstrate female CIOs who are inspiring leaders and technology managers with foresight. 

This category is open to women of all ages, based in the UK.

Recognises females who have been working in the tech sector for five years or less. The shortlist for this category is exclusively chosen by the SheCanCode team who will be looking for individuals who show innovation, creativity, and passion for their role. 

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Company

This award recognises an organsation’s efforts to create and run an internal mentorship program for its technology employees. This category aims to demonstrate the value of mentoring and the impact it makes on women working within the tech sector.  

 

Recognises an employer that offers internships that demonstrate a realistic and aspirational view of the workplace. This category aims to highlight women in technology internships that are providing a return on investment for the employer and result in meaningful work outcomes for the candidate.  

Recognises a company working hard for a more diverse tech team. Judges are looking for a company that has shown exceptional commitment to building a diverse tech team and has demonstrated best practices and creativity in bringing about change and results. 

Recognises an employer who continually champions diversity in the tech sector and can demonstrate ways that it is actively working to increase diversity within its technology team.  

Recognises outstanding contributions from employee networks that are tackling issues internally to influence change. This category aims to highlight internal networks that are making changes in equality and diversity such as age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, faith, or religion. 

This category recognises a technology-focused not-for-profit’s work in increasing diversity within the tech sector. This category aims to showcase the impact that not-for-profits are making in the industry.  

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A few things to note before you start your awards entry

  • It is free to enter The SheCanCode Power Up Awards 2023.  
  • Please ensure you have read the category criteria you are entering for – entrants are welcome to submit entries for more than one category, however, each entrant can only win one category. 
  • Please try and keep your entry concise and to the point. Remember to provide as much evidence as possible to back up your entry such as quotes, figures, and statistics.  
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no additional correspondence or discussion will be fed back regarding the selection of shortlisted nominations or winners.  
  • Judges or anyone on the Awards team will not provide any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted. 
  • SheCanCode reserves the right to extend the closing deadline, amend categories or not award categories should the standard of entries received not reach the required standard. 
  • Shortlisted entrants will be contacted by email (at the address provided in the awards entry). 
  • If you are shortlisted your details will be shared with your category sponsor. This sponsor may invite you for a post-awards follow-up lunch/celebration at their own building to share more details about their own tech team and diversity efforts.  

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