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SWiT Awards 2019 Winners


A teacher, working in a primary school who inspires girls to study technology subjects, goes the extra mile to engage pupils in technology or is driving innovation for technology education in Scotland.

Primary Teacher of the Year

Individual not working in formal primary/secondary education (as a teacher) but who is influencing the education agenda to excite girls about technology. This person could be a careers adviser, a lecturer, working on school relevant extra-curricular activities or influencing education policy.

Technology Champion in Education

Secondary school teacher who inspires girls to study and/or start a career in technology, goes the extra mile to engage pupils in technology driving innovation for technology education in Scotland.

Secondary Teacher of the Year

An organisation who has demonstrated consistent commitment to advancing the careers of women in technology and sponsors initiatives to address gender imbalance in the workplace.

Employer of the Year

A student, graduate, apprentice, or someone who is at the beginning of their technology journey and is acting as an advocate for technology and/or gender equality which is impacting the wider community. The winner of this award will demonstrate that they have an enthusiasm for tech and have the potential to be a future leader/source of inspiration in the sector.

Rising Star

A recruitment company who demonstrates awareness of gender diversity issues and is leading the charge in tackling women’s under-representation in the tech recruitment pipeline.

Gender Aware Recruiter of the Year

A woman, working in a technology role, who is an inspiration and/or innovating in the Technology field. They are trailblazing and leading the charge on technology and/or gender diversity.

Inspirational Woman of the Year​

An individual who champions gender equality in education, academia and/or industry.

Gender Diversity Champion of the Year

A woman technology leader who demonstrates outstanding ability to lead / evangelise / act as a visionary for Technology. They have a proven track record of leading change for the tech labour market.

Leader of the Year​

A pioneering woman of Scotland with a lifetime of contributions to Technology in Scotland and beyond

Outstanding Achievement Award

An initiative that is focused on promoting gender diversity in IT. This may include a skills initiative that encouraged women and girls to build digital skills to support a move to a career in technology, or a network built to retain women already within a technology career

Diversity Initiative of the Year