Help us find the best workplaces, UX designers and STEM educators ahead of the GeekWire Awards – GeekWire

Devina Khan, one of the winners of the STEM Educator of the Year award at the 2022 GeekWire Awards in Seattle. (GeekWire File Photo/Kevin Liosota)

The 2023 GeekWire Awards will present more than a dozen honors to some of the Pacific Northwest’s top innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders when the event returns to Seattle in person and virtually on May 18.

Community nominations are now open — enter here! — and it will run until March 3. After that, we’ll open things up for public voting.

Along with Startup of the Year, Next Tech Titan, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and more, we need your help selecting nominees in three exciting categories: Workplace of the Year, UX Design of the Year, and STEM Educator of the Year. More details about who and what we’re looking for:

  • Workplace of the Year, presented by JLL: It’s not just ping pong tables and kegs of kombucha. This year’s winner will demonstrate the qualities of an exceptional workplace environment, demonstrated by an unrivaled company culture, a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and employees whose satisfaction levels are changing regardless of where they are located. .
  • UX Design of the Year, presented by Blink UX: A well-designed user experience is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s a business imperative. UX Design of the Year is awarded to a product that has a user experience that is meaningful, usable and delightful for its end users.
  • STEM Educator of the Year, presented by Bank of America: Our next generation of technologists, entrepreneurs and scientists will help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. To help set them on the right course, this award recognizes educators in the Pacific Northwest who are inspiring young minds to achieve more in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Last year’s GeekWire Awards attracted hundreds of nominations and more than 16,000 community votes. GeekWire recognized more than 60 finalists and honorees across 15 categories.

In the above categories, last year’s winners included Bellevue, Wash.-based healthcare software company Edifecs as Workplace of the Year; Seattle HR startup Humanly for UX Design of the Year; and instructors/teachers Devina Khan, Johanna Brown, and Stephanie Winslow shared the honor of STEM Educator of the Year.

Big thanks to Astound Business Solutions, now in its 10th year as a sponsor of the GeekWire Awards.

For more information visit the 2023 GeekWire Awards FAQ, here.

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