Project Description

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Do you know a person or an organization championing diversity in tech?
We’re recognizing leaders in our sector for proactively making a difference in diversity and inclusion!

Nominations are OPEN for the 5th Annual Digital Diversity Awards

Nominations Close: June 26, 2020

The Digital Diversity Awards were established in 2016 to highlight inspiring and influential female leaders working in the ICT sector in Nova Scotia. Together we are recognizing that diversity is fueling innovation in our province, and the impact and influence of leaders in our community. Our growing digital economy is constantly changing and our 2020 Digital Diversity Awards have expanded to continue to represent this diverse workforce.

This year we have added two new awards to the line-up: Shaping the Future and Change Maker.

AWARD CATEGORIES AND NOMINATION CRITERIA

This award celebrates an emerging female leader or entrepreneur in Nova Scotia’s tech sector who is actively growing her career or advancing her company in the industry while she develops her leadership skills.

Preference Given To:

  • Nominees whose contributions to career advancement and business growth in the ICT and digital technologies sector are significant.
  • Nominees whose contributions to diversity are above and beyond their regular job responsibilities.

This award celebrates a female leader in a senior-level executive position for a tech or digital company, division or organization who has made a significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s tech sector and is an active champion of diversity in her community or organization.

Preference Given To:

  • Nominees who have not previously been recognized for their contributions to diversity.
  • Nominees whose contributions to diversity are above and beyond their regular job responsibilities.

 

This award celebrates an individual who has proactively inspired diversity in tech through community engagement, working with underrepresented groups and creative initiatives.

Preference Given To:

  • Nominees who have invested time and resources in driving diversity in the tech sector and our future resources.
  • Nominees whose contributions to diversity are above and beyond their regular job responsibilities.

This award celebrates a company or organization that actively promotes the importance of diversity and inclusion in Nova Scotia’s tech sector by implementing strategies for welcoming workplaces, diverse hiring practices and inclusion initiatives.

Preference Given To:

  • Nominees who have actively demonstrated their commitment to diversity and inclusion best practices.
  • Nominees who have proven the implementation, measurement and impact of these strategies within their respective organizations.

This award celebrates a company or organization that has taken a proactive interest in shaping the future workforce in Nova Scotia’s tech sector by working with underrepresented groups, rural communities, and/or new immigrants, by promoting and inspiring youth working in tech, and by recognizing transferrable skills in the workplace.

Preference Given To:

  • Nominees who have invested time and resources in influencing and fueling our future talent pipeline.

Due to COVID-19, our award celebration has been delayed, however we’re remaining hopeful! Please save the date for INNOVATE with the Centre for Women in Business and Digital Nova Scotia, where we will officially recognize our award winners.

October 22, 2020

We will continue to update this page.

The Nomination Process

The Digital Diversity Awards were initially developed as part of Digital Nova Scotia’s Women Leaders Fueling the Digital Economy project, funded by Status of Women Canada, and have now become a legacy program. Our awards program was created to acknowledge and honour both female leadership and diversity champions in the male-dominated ICT and digital technologies sector, while encouraging Nova Scotia’s next generation of women leaders.

NOMINATE HERE