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Coderus Announces 2021 DevelopHER Awards Sponsorship and New Scholarship

July 01, 2021
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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Coderus is the official sponsor of the Eye for Design Award at the 2021 DevelopHER Awards. In addition to this, we are also launching a new annual scholarship fund!

The DevelopHER Awards

Founded by Vickie Allen in 2015, the DevelopHER Awards are an annual not-for-profit awards ceremony recognising the incredible work of women in East Anglia’s technology sector.

This year’s DevelopHER Awards will be held in Cambridge, at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on the 25th November 2021.

Eye for Design Award Sponsorship

Coderus has been a long-standing supporter of the DevelopHER Awards, previously sponsoring the awards in 2016, 2018 and 2019 and our Assistant Marketing and PR Manager, Kara, winning The Innovation Award in 2019.

This year we are sponsoring the Eye for Design Award, which recognises the exceptional design talent of women in tech roles or working within tech businesses.

UX/UI design is one of our core services and we want to recognise the skill, creativity and ingenuity of this region’s best designers.

Anyone can nominate a designer for this category and the nominations close on the 3rd of September, before the shortlist is announced on the 31st of October.

DevelopHER Scholarship Fund

As committed advocates for greater diversity within the technology industry, Coderus is launching the annual DevelopHER Scholarship Fund, available for one undergraduate studying a computer science related degree in a university in East Anglia.

The winner will receive a £1,000 scholarship spread out termly alongside a guaranteed one year paid placement opportunity at Coderus during the individual’s third (junior) or fourth (senior) year of university!

Qualifying applicants will need to provide an example of a piece of work they have completed either personally or as part of a course, up to 200 words detailing why they should win the scholarship and a signed letter of recommendation from an instructor.

Complete this form to apply today! Applications close the 1st of October 2021.

Why are we doing this?

A long-standing issue within the tech industry is its lack of diversity, which can largely be attributed to an absence in role models and a shortage of support for women seeking careers in technology, amongst other factors.

Not only do we believe that nobody should be held back from their dream career because of who they are, we also know that without diversity in tech there is no innovation, no creativity, and no growth.

In launching our award sponsorship and scholarship fund, we hope to tackle these issues by supporting the generation of women role models in technology whilst assisting young women progress further towards successful careers in tech.

As an employer, we have a responsibility to do all that we can to make the technology industry a fair, supportive and welcoming place for women of all backgrounds – especially those based in East Anglia.

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