Women in Stem Awards 2024
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The second annual Women in STEM Awards 2024 will celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements and innovations of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Ireland. The awards offer a unique opportunity to both individuals and organisations to showcase their achievements, and to be recognised by their peers in the industry. 

We are proud to showcase some of Ireland’s leaders that are creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces that allow every employee to thrive, regardless of their background. We believe that when companies and organisations embrace diversity and inclusivity, they foster a culture of innovation and creativity, and provide the necessary support for women in STEM to reach their full potential.

The Women in STEM Awards celebrate the incredible achievements of women in STEM in Ireland and will inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. We believe that by highlighting their accomplishments, we can encourage young girls and women to pursue careers in STEM, overcome obstacles, and make a difference in their fields.

Join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of women in STEM in Ireland, and let’s work together to create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Reaching Out to All Corners of STEM: 

The Women in STEM Awards are open to companies, organisations and educational institutes of all sizes and sectors. Whether you're a start-up, a scale-up, an SME,  part of a larger organisation, or working as a third-level researcher translating your research into innovative and commercially viable products, services and companies, we invite you to nominate and celebrate the outstanding women driving innovation in STEM.

Nominate yourself!

Nominate another fantastic woman in STEM!

Nominate your Male Champion of Change!

KEY DATES

8th April - Entries open

28th June - Entries close

24th October - Awards Ceremony at The Round Room 

Rules

There are 17 eligible award categories, each having specific criteria that the judging panel will be examining. You may enter across any number of categories providing that your entry meets the given award criteria. Review carefully the requirements for each category you are entering. All entries must comply fully with the entry rules. Please provide as much detail as possible so our judges can make an informed decision.

Entry Rules

  • All entries must be submitted using the online entry form
  • You can self-nominate or nominate someone else 
  • Please note that these are an all-island awards ceremony and we welcome entries from both Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland. Entries from other countries will not be accepted for these awards. 
  • Simply select the category to enter and complete the entry form
  • All entry forms must be completed fully before the deadline
  • Provide as much detail as possible - you can upload photographs, video and supporting documents in all categories
  • After the initial judging round, a maximum of five nominations in each category will be short-listed by the judging panel for further detailed assessment
  • All short-listed entries will be contacted directly by a member of the project team. All short-listed projects will be published in the media and online 
  • Short-listed entrants may be required to complete a more detailed project overview and provide additional supporting material
  • Some submissions may be subject to an interview by subsections of the judging panel
  • You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline
  • Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist
  • You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria
  • There is no fee payable for entering this awards programme
  • Entry should reflect work/projects from the past 12 months unless otherwise specified
  • Entry as many categories as you wish – (shortlist will be maximum 4 categories per company, exception is individual awards)
  • Nominations open 8th April
  • Judging will take place end of June
  • Shortlisted companies to provide marketing material for potential use on the night if they win

Maintaining the integrity of our Awards’ Ceremony is crucial to us as an organisation and we make sure that all aspects of the event are fully transparent.

Firstly we provide entrants with a summary of what we expect from them, along with details on how their entry will be judged including eligibility requirements, how the judges will assess the entries  - criteria and weighting. The 17 categories are divided up amongst the judges so each judge is typically judging 3 categories.

Members of the judging panel are chosen because they are outstanding experts in their field, and this often means they are an active participant in the industry. It’s not uncommon for a judge to have a conflict of interest with the entry or entrant. Perhaps they were once a mentor of the entrant, or know them personally. They might also be a sponsor or work for a competitor of the entrant. The company they work for may have entered the Awards. Nominations for judges will not be accepted.

Given that Ireland in particular is such a small country we anticipate conflicts of interest and we encourage the judges to declare these before and during the judging process. In this case we ask the judge to recuse him/herself from the particular category. We encourage openness and honesty from the outset and find that this avoids any issues that might arise.

Keeping integrity at the forefront of our Awards’ programmes and processes is paramount to the programme’s success and longevity and it ensures that the outcomes are trustworthy.