The Ada Byron Award to the Technologist Women, in its fourth edition, wants to reward and draw attention to the excellent record of current and outstanding women technologist, which have their reference in the scientific and technologists women who have been centuries contributing in various scientific disciplines, such as the one that name this award, Ada Byron.
This initiative will be held between January 2017 and March 2017. The award will be presented at the opening of Forotech 2017 on 5 April.
The award is aimed at women with a degree or a career in technological areas, engineering and other scientific fields that are closely related to technology.
This award aims to:
- Give visibility to women in the world of technology recognising their outstanding work, still not widely known for society at large.
- Enrich society with technological outreach events, providing female models to new generations.
- Promote technological vocations by bringing technology closer to female young people, highlighting the positive aspects, especially on female vocations.
- Make the importance of technology for economic growth and as a future value for society more socially visible.