About us

Nordic Women in Tech Awards is an initiative by WonderCoders to create role models and celebrate the progress of getting more women interested in tech. More than 14 volunteers work behind the scenes to make a difference and they are all united by the same dream and values.

We all want to see women’s hard work and success be recognized more broadly. Our way of achieving this is by finding the tech industry’s female role models, making it possible for others to share them with us and building a vocal community that breaks all gender prejudice in the industry.

Nordic Women in Tech Awards

NWiTA is an annually organized event by Wonder Coders to recognize, celebrate and award the female role models, who inspire and lead the movement for more women in tech in the Nordic countries. Our goal is to highlight the outstanding female figures and share their successful stories with the general public, in order to attract & inspire the new generation of women wanting to take on the challenging and exciting path in the tech industry.

By honouring those, who pave the path for more female presence in tech, we want to help women realize their potential and turn their career dreams into real life-goals. And at the same time show them that everyone is welcome!

Read more about the award process, what the nomination categories are. Follow us on our social media channels to never miss out on exciting news or interesting stories!

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From nominations to awards

We begin by opening the nominations on April, 15th. Everyone (including you!) can nominate an inspiring person from the tech industry in several categories. All you need to do is to tell us who you are nominating and why they deserve to be awarded – in other words, the most essential information about the nominee for us!

We collect the nomination until the July, 31st. After the deadline, the short list of nominees will be selected from all of the received nominations during the nomination period. The representatives from Wonder Coders will select 5 nominees per each category.

Between the 28th September and 25th October, the official, carefully selected NWiTA jury will be voting online on our platform to choose 1 final winner per category.

Vission

There are more and more women taking the path less traveled and making way for the newer generations. Those women innovate, create, develop and inspire. They take action and so do we. At Nordic Women in Tech Awards we make sure to put those women in the spotlight.

Our goal is to serve them as a megaphone and amplify their voices in an industry dominated by men, while the need of more creative solutions and new perspectives to problems have been on the rise.

Mission

The Nordic Women in Tech Awards celebrate the female role models by promoting their individual and collective achievements while aiming to exchange experiences, provide networking, enhance the growth of the community, as well as make a positive contribution to the next generation of diverse tech workforce

Board members

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Plamena Cherneva

Co-founder & CEO

The future will be made by creators and not consumers.
The Tech industry badly needs female perspective. It’s our responsibility to make sure that we involve the other half of the population on Earth in building technologies that influence our lives and lives of the next generations.
 
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Rasmus Bruun

Advisory board member

There is a need for a more diverse work force in the tech industry. Nordic Women in Tech Awards and WonderCoders are important initiatives that I’m very happy to support in meeting that need for our society.
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Jekaterina Buraja

Co-founder & Organizational Manager

I sincerely believe that, by exposing and celebrating the achievements of talented women and men, our initiative can not only inspire women for STEM careers, but also it can help to boost diversity and inclusion within the tech world overall.

Changemakers

We are a 100% volunteer based organization.

Behind NWiTA are 20+ changemakers dedicating their time and efforts into making NWiTA a huge success.

How do we do it

In order to make sure NWiTA is truly Nordic, we at WonderCoders, the NGO behind NWiTA, have decided to partner up with different Women in Tech NGOs in the Nordics and hold NWiTA in a different location every year.

This year we are proud to have Women in Tech Gothenburg on board and bring NWiTA to Sweden for the very first time.