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What are the awards about?
DigitalWomen is a community created to empower one million women through digital skills. This community is perfect for women who want to be inspired by other women and those looking to boost their digital skills.
In association with NatWest Business the DigitalWomen Awards celebrates the incredible work that women are doing in the digital environment across multiple industries, and takes place on the 9th March following International Women’s Day as part of the ‘Each for Equal’ theme.
A study by the UK commission for employment and skills has shown that the proportion of women in digital is down to 33% which is far below the UK average of 47%.
More than 2 million people are employed in the digital sector and the industry is worth £137bn to the UK each year but just 26% of those working in the digital sector are women. Projections suggest that 1.2m people will be needed to fill jobs in the digital sector by 2022. 40% of employers reported that having a large proportion of vacancies aren’t just causing increased workloads but they’re also losing business due to not being able to fill job roles.
Lucy Hall Director of Avviso Media Ltd and Founder of DigitalWomen Said:
“We are very excited to bring the DigitalWomen awards to the female digital and business community and beyond. These awards are the perfect opportunity to showcase and raise profiles of women doing great work. I truly believe that the best way to encourage more diversity into digital and entrepreneurship is by sharing the work and stories of relatable individuals whose success seems attainable and through the DigitalWomen Awards I believe we will achieve that.”
Entering the competition is no mean feat, and being judged by experts in digital marketing really focuses your mind. As you compile your entry you really need to consider all aspects of what you have accomplished, finding the best way of creating an entry that reflects and showcases the years of hard work and commitment you have put in to your digital dialogue. I lost count of the number of re-writes and extra screen shots I suddenly remembered would come in handy. As well as an overarching demonstration of your skills you have the opportunity to highlight certain areas you feel you have gone the extra mile on. For me they were the new digital member of the family – Henpicked Magazine and my social media marketing skills applied to raising awareness of #Menopauseatwork alongside Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace.
The two categories I reached the final of are described as follows:
The Digital Women For Good Award recognises and celebrates women who are working to help others or to highlight important issues and causes. At the core of what they do whether in business or otherwise, these women are working hard to help and support other people as well as great causes through the use of digital and social media.
The Digital Women Digital Product Creator of The Year recognises and celebrates those who have created a standout product for their communities or audiences. This could be a platform, a tool, digital guides, an event or even a newsletter. This creator spotted a need for a new product and will have created a product that is useful to the target audience.
I am honoured to have been selected as a finalist, and incredibly proud to be part of an inspirational movement to connect, support and enable women to excel in the world of digital.
To join in the conversation use the following hashtags: #DigitalWomenAwards #EachforEqual #IWD2020 #Digitalwomen