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Women who win

Monday is the last day you can submit nominations to the BlackBerry Women and Technology Awards. You have until Monday to prepare submissions for the deadline.
Both the previous year’s award ceremonies attracted a lot of female talent. Although I have never been discriminated against in my work, I have met women at womenintechnology events who have had to deal. These awards will help to raise awareness about the incredible work that women do in IT. This is especially important given that the IT industry press constantly harps on the lack of women working in IT. It’s important to make our voices heard in other communities so that women can succeed in IT careers.
IT is not a field where gender should matter. The BlackBerry Awards go beyond IT to highlight the impact women have on business. It is more beneficial for businesses to see IT as an enabler than a solution. Jackie Edwards, a De Montford University Lecturer was the first recipient in the BlackBerry Outstanding Women In Technology category. In 2005, she was recognized for her achievements and for helping others to learn these skills. She is now a lecturer in De Montford’s Women’s Access to IT Program and sees many women who wouldn’t otherwise have the courage to go to college.
These categories were created in 2008
1. Best Use of Technology by a Female within the Corporate Sector The Best Use of Technology By a Female Under 30 Years Old. Best Woman in Technology (Public Sector Academia) Best Multimedia Industry Uses of Technology by Women5. Best Company to Advance Women in Technology6. Small to medium-sized businesses: Best use of technology by women7. Best Female Mentor8. BlackBerry Outstanding Woman in Technology
The awards will be presented Tuesday 6 May 2008. The dinner will be black tie (a very masculine dress code), and will take place in central London. The website has inspiring stories.