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April 11, 2019

EQUALS in Tech Awards call for projects that promote ‘Women in Tech’ and ‘Girls in ICT’

By ITU News

The EQUALS Global Partnership is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards.

Each year, groundbreaking initiatives from around the world are invited to submit nominations for their work to bridge the gender digital divide.

The nomination period will run for two months and it opens today on April 11, 2019. You can nominate projects using the online form accessed here.

The 2019 EQUALS in Tech Award ceremony will take place in November in Berlin as a side event at the Internet Governance Forum.

Winners will be flown from around the globe to attend and receive their awards, to share their inspiring stories, and to build their professional networks with other winners and attending EQUALS partners. The awards demonstrate just how impactful ICTs can be for women and girls to improve their personal and professional lives.

Organizations and individuals can nominate their own initiatives or those of others for an award in one of the following categories:

Access: Initiatives related to improving women’s and girls’ digital technology access, connectivity and security

Skills: Initiatives that support development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of women and girls

Leadership (In two subcategories):

  • Initiatives focused on promoting women in decision-making roles within the ICT field
  • Initiatives promoted by tech sector companies to bridge the digital gender divide

Research: Initiatives prioritizing research on gender digital divides and producing reliable evidence to tackle diversity issues within STEM and computing fields.

The annual EQUALS in Tech Awards are organized and presented by the EQUALS Global Partnership – a network of 90+ organizations, companies, UN agencies and research institutions – whose founding partners include the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Women, International Trade Centre, GSMA, and United Nations University.

Together, the partnership works to bring the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to women and girls, and to help women succeed in the tech sector.

For more information and to submit a nomination visit the EQUALS website.

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EQUALS in Tech Awards call for projects that promote 'Women in Tech' and 'Girls in ICT'

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