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Built In’s Inaugural Moxie Awards Honor 50 Rising Women in Tech

The 2021 Moxie Awards celebrate the outsized contributions of women in the industry.

Built In recently honored rising women in tech with its 2021 Moxie Awards Program. Built In is a technology recruitment platform that aims to elevate the tech industry and its people.

Learn about the 50 winners here

Empowering women on the rise in tech

“This program is part of Built In’s steadfast commitment to empowering women in tech — and in this case, we’re honoring women on the rise,” says Maria Christopoulos Katris, Co-Founder and CEO, Built In. “The 2021 Moxie Awards shine a bright light on women whose track records of excellence indicate they’re likely to advance to incredible heights in their careers.” 

The winning nominees work in the industry across a range of tech and tech-adjacent disciplines. This includes engineering, customer success, marketing, product and design, among others. Above all, what they share in common is moxie. Built In defines moxie as a combination of courage, determination, energy and know-how. 

“To the winners, congratulations!” says Katris. “I can’t wait to see where these outstanding professionals take their careers. And thank you to the women who served as judges. After seeing the impressive nominations, I didn’t envy their work in having to select winners. But I know our judges joined this endeavor because of their conviction that the time to uplift women in tech is now. For this I feel a sense of shared purpose and gratitude.” 

Honoring tech leaders

The judges’ panel included 15 women leaders whose areas of expertise range far and wide. These areas include technology, DEI, product, marketing, customer success, women’s professional advancement and LatinX advocacy, to name just a few. 

Learn about the 2021 Moxie judges here

“I was so honored to serve as a judge for the Moxie Awards,” says Kellie Wagner, CEO, Collective — A DEI Lab. “Even as we make strides around the representation of women in tech, barriers to promotion and challenges to having a true voice remain, a reality that’s even truer for women of color. While some individual companies are recognizing women’s contributions adequately, the industry overall has work to do. That’s why this program spoke to me. The Moxie Awards Program is filling in a substantial gap and honoring women in tech when there’s too little recognition overall.”

The 2021 Moxie Awards Program to honor women received more than 400 nominations from across the US. 2021 was its inaugural year.

About the 2021 Moxie Awards

Built In’s 2021 Moxie Awards Program celebrates women in tech whose leadership qualities, expertise and passion for their disciplines indicate that they’re likely to advance to the pinnacles of their careers. A judges’ panel of celebrated women leaders in the tech industry selected 50 winners, using scorecards with identifying information removed. To be eligible, nominees must have met requirements. They must identify as women, whether through gender identity, gender expression or sex; serve in roles such as director, individual contributor, manager or VP but not on executive or C-Suite teams; and work in traditional tech roles (engineering) or in tech-adjacent roles, which include any discipline that supports a company’s technology. 

About Built In

Built In’s mission is to connect the world through a shared passion for tech and the human need for purpose. The technology recruitment platform helps 1,800 customers of all sizes attract best-in-class talent to their technical roles of the future. Through content and digital recruitment solutions, Built In amplifies these companies’ brands, whether they want to be known as national, local or remote employers of choice, or leaders in DEI. Monthly, 2.5 million tech professionals visit Built In to read our industry coverage, including trends and breaking news, and to discover stories about companies with missions they want to join. The venture-backed platform has been included in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ for two consecutive years and was included in the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.  

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