The EDGE in Tech Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women and BIPOC 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.
Awards are announced during the annual Women in Tech Symposium, which celebrates innovators and explores the experiences of women in a tech related field.
Athena Award winners:
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October 8: Nominations open
November 8: Deadline to submit nominations
December: Winners notified
January: Athena Awards Winners announced
March: Athena Awards presented at the Women in Tech Symposium
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3. Choose the category and complete eligibility questions and mark as complete.
4. Click on the application form link in the left navigation (center)
5. Complete the form describing your wonderful nominee and submit.
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.
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 colleagues.
The Early Career Award recognizes promising young STEM leaders in industry, academia, or the public sector.
The Next Generation Engagement Award recognizes organizations or programs that encourage girls or young women to pursue interests in STEM careers.