The deadline for the seventh annual 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards, in association with techUK, has been extended to Monday 17th October, and you can still nominate here.

Founded as a means of driving awareness of career opportunities and encouraging larger numbers of women to work in the tech sector, the awards recognise and celebrate the diversity of talent contributed by women across all IT industry sectors. Entries for the awards are open to women at all stages in the career – from start-up founders to leaders within large corporate companies.

The FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards are free to enter and award categories are as follows:

The One to Watch Award: For an individual aged under 20 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school-level. This award seeks to identify young game-changers and is open to inspirational students or apprentices.

Rising Star Award: Sponsored by T-Systems – For a woman aged under 26 who is excelling in her technology career, making a valuable contribution to her organization.

Digital Star Award: Sponsored by CGI. For a woman who is excelling in a digital role. This could include innovative digital content, social media, web development or developing online solutions.

Software Engineer Award: Sponsored by American Express – For a woman who has made a significant difference to the art of software engineering. She has built something new, shifted the art of the possible and is moving the profession forward.

Team Leader Award: For a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success. She is leading a team of up to 100 employees.

Start-up Founder of the Year Award: Sponsored by Barclays. For the most inspirational female founder of a start-up business (under 18 months old).

Entrepreneur Award: Sponsored by ARM. For an owner/operator of a technology business whose vision and talent will inspire others to start their own technology related venture.

Innovator Award: Sponsored by Equiniti. For a woman designing, developing, researching, implementing or being exceptionally creative with technology in an unconventional and innovative way.

Leader Award: Sponsored by BP. For a woman operating in a senior technology role within her organisation. She will be making a contribution to the strategic direction of the business. She is leading a team of over 100 employees.

Inspiration Award: Sponsored by VMware. Awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active commitment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in technology.

Academic Award: Sponsored by DELL. For a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM. This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into stem subjects.

The 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony will take place at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on February 9th 2017.