RIM Backs Women & Technology Awards 2005

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RIM has lent its support Women and Technology Awards 2005. The awards recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to technology made by women and will be presented at a prestigious dinner ceremony on 27 October 2005 at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel in London. The eight categories recognise individual contributions to the corporate, public, SME, and academia, as well as recognising the best female technology journalist and role model. Organisations also have the opportunity to take home an award on the night with a category recognising the technology company most committed to advancing female talent.

Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President Enterprise Business Unit, Europe, for Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry explained:

“Women within the technology industry are achieving notable success and these awards have been designed to celebrate their achievements and increase their visibility. This extends to women performing non-technical roles within our industry such as marketing or education, as well as those women outside the industry who are making effective use of technology to enhance their organisations productivity and communications.”

Glenda Stone, CEO of Aurora says that “Technology is a great enabler for women’s businesses and career growth. It is therefore important that women are recognised for their development and innovative use of technology.”

The judging panel is drawn from representatives of BlackBerry, Aurora, award sponsors, industry leaders and the business press.

Find more info at http://www.womentechawards.com