European Tech Women Awards

Wednesday, 2 September 2020 - Tuesday, 8 September 2020

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About the event

Celebrating the brightest and best women in tech from across Europe

On Wednesday 2 September 2020 (17:00 - 18.20 BST) the Department for International Trade (DIT) Europe Network organised the 1st DIT European Tech Women Awards. The event took place online during the London Tech Week and was used as springboard to the launch the DIT Europe Technology Campaign.

The Awards ceremony recognised the excellence of 24 women from the European Region through their outstanding and exceptional achievements in the technology field and featured two powerful keynote speeches from Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Co-Founder of STEMettes and Sheila Flavell CBE, Chief Operating Officer of FDM Group.

Hear from female thought leaders about how they have achieved success by creating unique and innovative solutions across many sectors in the technology field, and contributed significantly to delivering revolutionary projects in the UK and Europe. Learn and be inspired by how they have made a difference in their company to support women’s rights and opportunities and enhanced young talents to become the next generation of Tech Women.


  • Welcome from Host LJ Rich, TV Presenter, BBC News
    Opening Speech by Oriel Petry, Director for Technology and Advanced Manufacturing, Department for International Trade (DIT)
    1st Set of Awards
    DIT Showreel Video
    2nd Set of Awards
    Inspirational Speaker #1 Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Head Stemette and Co-Founder, STEMettes
    3rd Set of Awards

    Inspirational Speaker #2 Sheila Flavell CBE, Chief Operating Officer, FDM Group
    4th Set of Awards    

    Closing Speech by Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, Department for International Trade (DIT)
    Wrap Up


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The Awards ceremony was followed up by 6 inspirational panel discussions with the winners, moderated by Vinous Ali, Associate Director of Policy, TechUK:

  • Panel 1: Championing Diversity in Tech through role models and women empowerment: are we doing enough?
    Panel 2: When will the world be ready for new female leaders?
    Panel 3: A cure to overcoming the impostor syndrome


  • Panel 1: Women and Sustainability: a win-win strategy
    Panel 2: The Tech Journey: hard vs soft skills for the jobs of the future
    Panel 3: How can Tech Communities be the inspiration for the future of the next generation?


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Download our European Tech Women Awards brochure to learn more about the awards and all the winners here.

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