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.