5th Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards to be Held April 28, 2018 at the Zappos.com Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas

5th Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards to be Held April 28, 2018 at the Zappos.com Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Community Tech Fund is proud to announce the 5th Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards presented by the Las Vegas Community Tech Fund and the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) on April 28, 2018 at the Zappos.com Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas. 

The host/emcee of this year’s event will be JJ Snyder, co-host of the Morning Blend on KTNV Channel 13.  The awards will focus on: Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Gaming Technology/Hospitality, Robotics, Information Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups and Entrepreneurs. The awards will encompass the various sectors of technology to recognize and promote the advancement of all women in technological careers.

The award categories include:

•  Technology Woman of The Year
•  Technology Woman Entrepreneur
•  Technology Woman for Community Service
•  Technology Woman Mentor
•  Technology Woman Rising Star

New Award Categories:

•  Technology Woman for Gaming & Hospitality
•  Technology Woman for Cybersecurity

National Center for Women and Information Technology – Aspiration Awards – will be recognized this year:

•  Aspirations in Computing Awards (High School Students)
•  Collegiate Awards (College/University Students and/or Programs)
•  Educator Awards (Winner & Honorable Mention)

Nominations are now open for the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards and will be accepted online through Thursday, April 12 at www.lvtechawards.com

The 5th Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 28th starting at 6pm.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.lvtechawards.com

5th Annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards Sponsors Include:

Presented by:

•  Las Vegas Community Tech Fund
•  NCWIT

Recognized Sponsors:

•  Texas Instruments
•  SIM
•  zSpace

Special Thanks Sponsors:

•  TrendMicro
•  Cox Business
•  TechImpact
•  Yelp WiFi and Diamond Group Marketing
•  Link Technologies

In addition to the seven awards, this year’s ceremony will recognize the Aspiration Awards awarded and presented by the National Center For Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) including: Aspirations in Computing Program Award (High School); Collegiate Awards (College/University students and/or programs); and Educator Awards (Winner & Honorable mention) to recognize young women interested in technology and computing.

“We encourage the Las Vegas community to take action and nominate females they know, whom have accomplished phenomenal achievements in technology right here in Southern Nevada. Our goal as an organization, together with the local technology community, is to recognize these women and to foster advancements for women working in STEM,” says Lori Nguyen, Chairman and President of the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards and Las Vegas Community Tech Fund.

Although U.S. women represent half of the college-educated workforce and continue to grow in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, they remain underrepresented and make up less than 18% of the in-demand STEM and technology industry, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project.

“The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards provides an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate, and support current and future women in STEM and Technology careers.  It allows us to recognize the important role girls and women play in creating future technology,” says Snehal Bhakta, Las Vegas Affiliate Coordinator of NCWIT, a national non-profit organization that works to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.

About the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards #LVWTA
The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards (#LVWTA), owned by Las Vegas Community Tech Fund, recognizes the achievements of leading women in technology fields working in Southern Nevada . The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards encompasses various sectors of the technology industry to recognize and promote the advancement of women in technological careers. The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards are awarded annually to seven women representing technology industries including: Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Gaming Technology/Hospitality, Robotics, Information Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups and Entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards #LVWTA at www.lvtechawards.com