Digital Nova Scotia Launches New Awards Program for Nova Scotia’s ICT Sector


HALIFAX, June 11, 2015 – Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Awards program: the Digital Diversity Awards. The Digital Diversity Awards program is part of DNS’ Women Leaders Fueling the Digital Economy project and aims to acknowledge and honour both female leadership and diversity champions in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector, while encouraging the province’s next generation of women leaders.

DNS’ President and CEO, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, made the announcement this evening during the Centre for Women in Business’ popular Spring Finale, which featured a keynote address from Microsoft Canada’s Head of PR, Chitra Anand.

“Award recognition is a differentiator in the business community as a mark of success and credibility for companies, leaders, and their teams. We want this program to celebrate the success of women leaders in our region and to recognize diversity champions who are dedicated to driving a more innovative digital economy by advocating for greater participation of women in our sector. A more diverse ICT sector is a more innovative ICT sector and directly impacts our global competitiveness,” says Bahr-Gedalia.

“Greater visibility leads to greater business and professional growth. I encourage our members to be bold, to put others and themselves forward,” she adds.

The Awards program will include four award categories:

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

Tanya Priske, Executive Director of the Centre for Women in Business, says ongoing collaborations with Digital Nova Scotia have created new opportunities for the Centre and ICT clients across the province.

She says the Digital Diversity Awards program will cast a new spotlight on Nova Scotia’s technology sector and the women behind its momentum.

“Awards speak volumes,” says Priske. “Once industry professionals acknowledge your expertise and call it outstanding, you become a leader. Clients seek you out.”

The ‘Call for Nominations’ officially opens today with a deadline of March 8, 2016. The Awards will be given out a year from now in June of 2016.

For more information on the Digital Diversity Awards program and criteria, please visit: http://www.digitalnovascotia.com/digitaldiversityawards/




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Emily Boucher
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Digital Nova Scotia
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