The DevelopHer Awards is an annual not for profit awards ceremony recognising women who work within the technology sector and encouraging the next generation to join them. The DevelopHer awards recognise not only developers but acknowledge women across the industry.
In 2015, the ceremony was held in Norwich, attracting over 150 attendees. In 2016 and grew on that success moving the event to Ipswich, with over 200 attendees, then on to Cambridge 2017 and finally returning to its home in Norwich for this year’s awards!
The awards were inspired by the team at Norwich based SyncDevelopHER, who run regular meet-ups hosting female role models speaking about their experiences in tech and encouraging more women to join their growing community.
We are all delighted for Eva as this category is recognition that you don’t need to be a graduate to be successful in the tech world. It is our hope that in the future lots of young women and men will be inspired to follow a different path than that of traditional university education.
The DevelopHer apprentice category is based on the skills and values the apprentice has added to the business, as well as examples where the apprentice has gone above and beyond what is expected of them.
For Eva, this will be her second shortlist for an award as she’s already claimed Cambridge Regional College’s apprentice of the year award as her own. We’ll need to get her a trophy cabinet soon!