TechUP Awards & Events

TechUPWomen has been recognised for its achievements in Diversity and Inclusion through numerous award wins, nominations and speaking opportunities, here you can catch up on our latest awards as well as past and future events.


Digital Agenda Impact Awards

Employment and Skills Category
June 2020

Dynamo Awards

Diversity and Inclusion category – Winner
Skills Developer Category – Commended
One of our #TechUpWomen, Fareeha Usman also won the Rising Star category
October 2020

TechUP Awards

Northern Power Women Awards

Innovation Category
Results to be announced 7th December 2020

Equals in Tech Awards

Skills Category
Nominated September 2020
Finalists TBC


Nominated September 2020
Shortlist to be announced 18th November 2020

TechforGood Awards

Education Category
Nominated July 2020

National Diversity Awards

Community Organisation category
Nominated March 2020

Durham University Impact and Engagement Awards

Technical and Commercial Category
Highly Commended
November 2019


Institute of Coding Digital Women Event – 5th August 2020

Four of our TechUPWomen, Benedicta Banga, Angela Lynch, Tristi Tanaka and Fareeha Usman, joined our Project Manager, Johanna Waite, for a panel session at the Digital Women event which targeted women considering making a career move into the tech sector. The panel talked about their own journeys into tech, what inspired them to make that move, what resources they found useful along the way including their experience with TechUPWomen, as well as where they are now and what lies ahead for them.

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You can catch up on this session here

Institute of Coding Annual Conference 2020 – Thinking differently about lifelong learning – 24th & 25th February 2020

The TechUP team, Professor Sue Black, Professor Alexandra Cristea, Johanna Waite and EmJay Nicholas, headed to London for a session at the IoC Annual Conference. The session started with a conversation with the TechUp team following by a mini-panel with four of our TechUpWomen, Judith Nathanail, Muma Sinkala, Sarah Kelly-Olatunji and Shakirah Mustapha-Tahir.

The focus of the session was:

  • How we developed the programme with industry partners to ensure it is real world compatible rather than academic.
  • How we targeted under-represented groups including Women of Colour, Disabled Women and LGBTQ+ Women.
  • How we adapted our delivery methods to suit a wide range of personal circumstances and learning needs.
  • How we created a close and supportive learning community through our online platform, social media and residential weekends.

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