WITI@UC Athena Awards - Call for Nominations

Nominations Now Open for WITI@UC Athena Awards

The WITI@UC Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women in technology. Awardees are leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, and service and mentorship to foster inclusion in science and technical fields. Nominations are open to all candidates regardless of gender, age, institutional affiliation, and country of residence. Nominations are due October 31, 2019.

Nominations are open for these four categories:

  • Executive Leadership (individual)
  • Academic Leadership (individual)
  • Early Career (individual)
  • Next Generation Engagement (organization)

Awards will be announced during the annual Women in Tech Symposium, which celebrates innovators and explores the experiences of women in a tech related field.

Timeline:

  • September 6, 2019: Nominations open
  • October 31, 2019: Deadline to submit nominations
  • January 31, 2020: WITI@UC Athena Awards Winners announced
  • March 6, 2020: WITI@UC Athena Awards presented at the Women in Tech Symposium

Nominate:
Click on the category link below, then register or login to start nomination form. Complete the form describing your wonderful nominee and submit.

Executive Leadership Award
The Executive Leadership Award recognizes individuals (all genders) who demonstrate exceptional leadership by supporting the professional development and promotion of women in technology within their companies, organizations, or the field at large.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrating leadership and innovation in promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the field or sector
  • Expanding opportunities for engaging women in technology
  • Demonstrating impact at scale on advancing women’s professional achievements in technology
  • Nominees typically have at least 5 years of experience in their executive leadership role(s) in companies with more than 500 employees

Executive Leadership Award Nomination Form >

Academic Leadership Award
The Academic Leadership Award recognizes senior leaders in academia or national labs (faculty or staff) who have a demonstrated record of technical accomplishments and have encouraged or mentored young scholars or colleague

Selection Criteria

  • Undertaking technically innovative work
  • Demonstrating leadership in their field
  • Expanding opportunities for engaging girls in technology and science
  • Mentoring students, postdocs, junior faculty and/or young women professionals
  • Nominees typically have at least 10 years of experience in their academic leadership role(s)

Academic Leadership Award Nomination Form >

Early Career Award
The Early Career Award recognizes promising young STEM leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector.

Selection Criteria

  • Undertaking technically innovative work
  • Demonstrating potential for leadership in their field
  • Expanding opportunities for engaging girls in technology and science
  • Demonstrating impact on advancing women’s participation in technology and science
  • Nominees typically have fewer than 5 years in their career

Early Career Award Nomination Form >

Next Generation Engagement Award
The Next Generation Engagement Award recognizes organizations or programs that encourage girls or young women to pursue interests in STEM careers.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrating innovation in expanding extracurricular opportunities for girls and young women to explore technology and science
  • Demonstrating impact on advancing women’s participation in technology and science
  • Demonstrating support for young women undertaking college-level, graduate or postgraduate studies in technology and science
  • Supporting and highlighting accomplishments of women and girls in technology

Next Generation Engagement Award Nomination Form >