February 5, 2008 3:52 PM

David Howarth MP encourages women in Cambridge to enter the Blackberry® Women and Technology Awards 2008.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of women using technology, both within and beyond the IT sector, bringing their outstanding contribution into the public eye.

The Awards look to honour the individual (or company) that has achieved success in their field through innovation, management and return on investment via technology.

The Awards are open to organizations of all sizes and to women from all walks of life.

There are eight categories which recognize the private and public sectors, academia, media and SMEs. There will be two new categories focusing on the under 30s, and the best female mentor. The awards will also recognize organizations most committed to advancing female talent.

Commenting on the awards, David Howarth MP said:

"These awards offer women of all backgrounds the opportunity to showcase their work on the national stage.

"It doesn't matter if you are working within an SME or in the public sector, as long as you are succeeding using technology - these awards offer a real opportunity to gain recognition for your achievements.

"I encourage all local women to enter these awards - it would be fantastic to see a winner from Cambridge."


Notes to Editors

1.The categories for this year's Awards are:

#Best Use of Technology by a Woman Within the Corporate Sector

#Best Use of Technology by Under 30 Year Old Woman

#Best Woman in Technology (Public Sector and Academia)

#Best Use of Technology Within the Multimedia Industry by a Woman

#Best Company Advancing Women in Technology

#Best Use of Technology by a Woman in Small to Medium Business

#Best Female Mentor

#BlackBerry Outstanding Woman in Technology

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