Scientia Pakistan’s CEO, Ms. Saadeqa Khan, is among the finalists for the 2021 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. She is a science journalist based in Quetta and has been working with renowned news agencies like BBC Urdu and Deutsche Welle.
Now in their 11th year, the awards celebrate the tech industry’s most exceptional talent, from the UK and beyond, creating role models to inspire the next generation of tech stars. From women developing technology to support the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and the NHS’s fight against the virus, to those running businesses that assist developing economies, to the young rising stars that place diversity and inclusion at the forefront of their organisations, the 88 finalists are all united by one common goal – to create a legacy founded on people, planet and purpose, a legacy that leaves the world in a better place than they found it.
The tumultuous events of 2020 led to transformative changes in the technology industry and accelerated the digital future by over five years. As the pandemic continues to shape the needs of society, the sector is expected to adapt ever more rapidly in 2021. Developing drugs and vaccinations, expanding home working and education tech, addressing sustainability and environmental impact, and developing AI solutions are just some of the challenges the industry faces as it looks to improve lives.
In a major step forward, for the first time over one million women are now working in STEM. However, the impact of the pandemic means that one in four women are currently considering “downshifting” their careers or leaving the workforce, which risks both a skills gap and a set back for gender parity. This is why the role played by the awards in promoting careers and showcasing the achievements and networks of women working in the sector is so important.
FDM Group is the FTSE 250 market leader in the Recruit, Train and Deploy industry, specializing in developing the next generation of technology talent. FDM launches over 2,000 new careers every year. With a dedicated commitment to closing the digital skills gap, the company offers high quality, diverse talent from a breadth of backgrounds and experience levels.
The 2021 FDM everywoman in Technology finalists can be found here.
Winners will be announced at an experiential virtual ceremony on 4th March 2021.