Celebrating the female champions across the tech industry

We’ve reached the deadline for new nominations as of July 31st. We’ve also announced the shortlisted nominees. Next you can expect the opening of People’s Choice Award on 5th of October.

You can still read the descriptions of each one of the 11 category bellow.

  • Developer of the year

    Is awarded to an individual who has made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the technological area of software development and has achieved or was a part of outstanding projects, and who has developed creative solutions to problems that were solved with code.

  • Digital leader of the year

    A person in a digital position within Tech industry, who has demonstrated successful results in the area of digital innovation in the last 24 months.

  • Diversity leader of the year

    This category focuses on a specific diversity initiative or project that has been established to promote diversity in IT in a specific company or for the wider community. Judges will assess the impact of this project and how successful it has been based on its tangible results in closing the gender gap and promoting diversity in tech.

  • Entrepreneur of the year

    Is awarded to an individual, who is an owner or main shareholder of a tech start-up with significant growth over the last 36 months and who is ready to demonstrate a successful commercial plan in achieving their goals.

  • Initiative of the year

    Awarded to honor an individual or organisations that has raised the bar and serves as an example to the industry and has also demonstrated exceptional initiative to show that women are a significant part of a tech project’s success. This could involve education, training, and various other types of campaigns.

  • Innovator of the year

    This category focuses on an individual or technology company who has created or implemented exceptional innovation/inventions, client successes, and deployment in the last 24 months.

  • Investor of the year

    An individual or organisation who has invested in female-led tech startups.

  • Mentor of the year

    Awarded to honor a person who has provided significant support and guidance by empowering a less experienced person to develop his/her skills in an IT or Technological field. As a result, the mentee/pupil has achieved vital knowledge growth and results in their field.

  • People's choice award

    When an official nomination is closed, we will then announce the opening of the People’s Choice Award. Stay tuned.

  • Rising star of the year

    Recognises an up-and-coming tech professional in the last five years that has demonstrated exceptional creativity or ability within the industry; who is recognised by others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry and presents significant evidence of a promising future.

  • Women in Tech advocate of the year

    Recognising an inspirational organisation or person for their accomplishments as leaders in business and visionaries of technology who have made a difference in their community and have gone out of their way to support the cause of attracting more women in the tech industry over the last 24 months.