Date Published: 02-05-2019

Started back in 2015 by Vickie Allen, founder of SyncDevelopHER, the DevelopHER Awards highlights the accomplishments of women in working in the digital technology industry.

A truly inspiring award ceremony that has previously been attended by the likes of Amazon Google, University of Cambridge, Epos Now and Supaspass.

Simon Brown, Managing Director of Cooper Lomaz Recruitment said

“I’m thrilled that we are supporting this incredible event again this year. This will be our 5th year working with Vickie and DevelopHER awards, and it’s been great to see it grow not only in attendance, but in its positive impact on women working in technology in our area.

Cooper Lomaz is not just a Recruitment organisation. We are a company with an active involvement in the community. We believe that there should be no barriers to women working in technology and are immensely proud to be supporting a cause that is encouraging more women to join this industry.”

This year, Cooper Lomaz will be a dual sponsor. In addition to being an associate sponsor, we will also be sponsoring the ‘Emerging Talent Award’. This category will recognise a student or recent graduate working in a tech-related role (or for a technology organisation) who is ‘one to watch’. She will have gone above and beyond what is expected of her, and stands out as a shining star in her field.

If you know someone who you think will be the next big thing, you can nominate them here

Vickie Allen, Founder of SyncDevelopHER said

 “I’m really pleased that Cooper Lomaz Recruitment is confirmed as an award and associate sponsor for the 2019 DevelopHER awards.  Cooper Lomaz have sponsored and supported the DevelopHER awards since it started in 2015, so it is fantastic we are able to continue this partnership”

From the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, right through to your typical developer, the tech industry appears to be dominated by men. According to a study by PwC, only 15% of employees working in STEM roles in the UK are female. Additionally, only 5% of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women.

We’re seeing a local, national and international push in raising awareness of women working in tech – a trend which we believe will continue for many years. Combined with the hot topic of the gender pay gap, we feel that more needs to be done to encourage women into these roles – and the DevelopHER awards are the perfect way to support diversity within this sector.

If you’d like to nominate yourself or a friend, or find out more about the awards, click here