Annual Women In Technology Awards To Be At Zappos Headquarters

5th Annual Ceremony Honors Local Female Tech Pioneers

April 13, 2018 - 2:12 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - 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 Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas. 

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 and Hospitality

*Technology Woman for Cybersecurity


--National Center for Women and Information Technology, Aspiration Awards:

*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

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

In addition to the seven awards, this year's ceremony will recognize the Aspiration Awards awarded and presented by the National Center For Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) including: Aspirations in Computing Program Award (High School); Collegiate Awards (College/University students and/or programs); and Educator Awards (Winner and 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," said Lori Nguyen, Chairman and President of the Las Vegas Women In Technology Awards and Las Vegas Community Tech Fund.

Although women in the United States represent half of the college-educated workforce and continue to grow in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, they remain under-represented 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," said Snehal Bhakta, Las Vegas Affiliate Coordinator of NCWIT, a national non-profit organization that works to increase the meaningful participating of girls and women in computing.