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Power Up Awards

Power Up Awards

Highlighting undiscovered women in tech who are making significant contributions in the tech sector.

What are the Power Up Awards?

The 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.

Power Up Awards

2024 Categories

The SheCanCode Power Up Awards 2024 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.

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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Vultr

Recognises senior women in tech for their achievements as a leader. This category aims to demonstrate women in tech 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. 

Sponsored by

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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.  

Sponsored by

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Awards Process

Judges will read and pre-score all entries submitted via the online form. Judges will also consider any supporting material submitted.

Judges will be asked to give a score for each section within the entry form and an overall score will be calculated for each entry.

Entries with the highest scores will be entered for the shortlist.

The shortlist will be released for a public vote via the shecancode.io website.

After the public vote has closed, judges will meet for a working session to discuss the results of the public vote and the highest-scoring entries to narrow down the final winner for each category.

The final list will be published on shecancode.io and promoted via our social channels and community platform.

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 tech team and diversity efforts.

Power Up Awards

Awards Timeline

Nominations open
Nominations close
Shortlist announced
Public vote opens
Public vote closes
Winners announced
Awards Ceremony
8th March 2024
7th June 2024
29th July 2024
29th July 2024
12th August 2024
19th August 2024
11th September 2024

How to enter

You can enter SheCanCode’s Power Up Awards 2024 via our online form.

Any entries that do not include information under all of the headings will be marked down.

It is free to enter SheCanCode’s Power Up Awards 2024 and you can enter more than one category. We also actively encourage self-nominations.

For any questions about the entry process please contact the awards team at hello@shecancode.io.

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Interested in sponsoring?

There are several sponsorship options available for the Power Up Awards. Please contact the Awards team at for more information