Rising Stars and Outstanding Executives in Technology

AWT Rising Stars and Outstanding Executives in Technology

Advancing Women in Technology (AWT) is pleased to announce that the nominations process is now closed for the 2021 Rising Stars and Outstanding Executives in Technology! Thank you to everyone who participated, we have received all nominations and the selection process is now underway.  Our selection committee is carefully reviewing all nominations.  Award winners will be announced and honored at the AWT Annual Recognition Gala on October 14th, 2021.

Learn about our Awards Program

Our popular annual awards program recognizes up-and-coming women who are successfully establishing their careers in a variety of technology positions.

Amid a shortage of women pursuing technology-related degrees, and technology careers in general, AWT is committed to recognizing California women who have chosen to enter the tech industry and are making great strides with achievements in key competencies such as collaboration, creativity, innovation, leadership, and transformation.

Rising Stars in Technology

Women who are in beginning or mid-level management positions, who demonstrate true potential for success in their field and constantly challenge themselves to step outside of their comfort zone.

Outstanding Executives in Technology

Women who are in senior-level management positions (Director and above) and have been in the technology field for 10+ years. Outstanding executives are individuals who are highly successful, community-driven, and constantly finding ways to pay it forward and give back to the community.

Candidates for both award categories may be nominated by a co-worker, business colleague, or any individual knowledgeable of the nominee’s qualifications for this recognition.


Winners will be carefully selected amongst the nominees. There will be 3 total winners announced in each category. Winners will be announced and recognized at the Gala event.