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Presents:

The 2nd Annual Digital Diversity Awards

 

Celebrating female leadership and gender diversity in Nova Scotia’s
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector

  

Call for Nominations 2017

 

 

 

Women-Leaders-Logo_Focus_200Digital Nova Scotia invites nominations for its 2nd Annual Digital Diversity Awards. A legacy program initially developed as part of Digital Nova Scotia’s Women Leaders Fueling the Digital Economy project, funded by Status of Women Canada, the Digital Diversity Awards program aims to honour and recognize women leaders and diversity champions in Nova Scotia’s growing ICT sector.

 

 

CATEGORIES

The Digital Diversity Awards program includes three award categories:

  • Women Leaders in the Digital Economy
  • Power IT Up: Next Generation Leadership
  • Diversity Champion of the Year

The aim of this awards program is to acknowledge and honour both female leadership and diversity champions in the male-dominated ICT sector, while encouraging Nova Scotia’s next generation of women leaders. Digital Nova Scotia believes that greater diversity leads to greater innovation.

 

CRITERIA

Women Leaders in the Digital Economy Award

Nominees must be: women in senior level executive positions (Vice President, President, Executive Directors, and C-suite positions) who have made a significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s ICT sector and are active champions of diversity in their communities or organizations. This award celebrates and highlights the success of a woman in a senior level executive position leading an ICT company, division, or organization.

Preference will be given to:

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

 

Power IT Up: Next Generation Leadership Award

Nominees must be: an individual who is employed in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector or an entrepreneur who has established her leadership qualities and is actively growing her career and company. This award celebrates and highlights the efforts and growth of an emerging female leader in the process of advancing her business or career.

Preference will be given to:

  • nominees whose contributions to career advancement or business growth in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector are significant
  • nominees whose contributions to diversity are above and beyond their regular job responsibilities.

 

Diversity Champion of the Year Award

Nominees must be: a company or organization that actively promotes the importance of increasing the number of women employed in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector. This award celebrates and highlights the efforts of a company, or organization who goes above and beyond to recognize the need for greater gender diversity in our male-dominated sector, such as developing metrics and/or a specific target to promote and retain more women in technology or technology-related positions.

Preference will be given to:

  • nominees who have actively demonstrated their commitment to diversity learning best practices and have proven the implementation, measurement, and success of best practices in their respective organizations to promote women into senior level positions.

 

Nomination Process

Nomination Packages should include:

  • a nomination letter (1 page) describing the nominee’s contributions to the growth of her career or business in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector. The letter should demonstrate significant achievements and milestones related to the nominee’s career or business and community support related to gender diversity initiatives
  • a bio (500 words or less) and a headshot 
  • three letters of reference. 

 

Nominations will be reviewed and chosen by an industry-led Selection Committee.

 

Nomination due date: March 31, 2017.

Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to Digital Nova Scotia via email to caitlin@digitalnovascotia.com.

 

*Nominations close on March 31st, 2017 at 5 p.m. Atlantic time. 
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