Women in Tech Global Award Ceremony

MEET THE 7 WINNERS

SILVINA MOSCHINI

SILVINA MOSCHINI

Co Founder, President and Chairwoman of TransparentBusiness

Argentina

Lifetime Achievement Award

Silvina Moschini is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur focused on the digital economy and how the fourth industrial revolution is transforming the global workforce. She is the founder and President of TransparentBusiness, a cloud-based platform that transparently manages remote teams, and the CEO and founder of SheWorks!, a marketplace to hire professional women with flexible models.In early October this year, Transparent Business became a unicorn after a valuation estimated at more than 1 billion US dollars. Silvina is a Linkedin influencer, the select group of 500 world personalities that include Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Arianna Huffington. She is part of the World Economic Forum’s collaborators agenda and in 2019 she received the Equals in Tech award, the United Nations initiative that recognizes technological initiatives that impact sustainable development goals. Silvina is recognized as one of the leading experts in digital acceleration and Internet technologies and her opinion articles are published in more than 140 media around the world.

GULSER CORAT

GULSER CORAT

Director at UNESCO

France

Global Leadership Award

Gülser Corat served as Director for Gender Equality at UNESCO from September 2004 to August 2020. She is the lead author of the landmark 2019 study “I’d Blush if I Could: Closing Gender Divides in Digital Skills in Education”, which found widespread inadvertent gender bias in the most popular artificial intelligence tools for consumers and business. This report sparked a global conversation with the technology sector, culminating in a keynote address at the 2019 Web Summit in Lisbon, the largest annual global technology conference. As a result of her report and address, Gülser was interviewed by more than 600 media outlets around the world, including the BBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NYT, The Guardian, Forbes and Time. She published UNESCO’s follow-up research in August 2020. This report, “Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality” is based on a dialogue with experts from the private sector and civil society and sets forth proposed elements for a framework on gender equality and AI for further consideration, discussions and elaboration among various stakeholders. The Digital Future Society named Gülser one of the top ten women leaders in technology for 2020. During her tenure at Unesco, Gülser also launched special campaigns and programs for girls’ education in STEM and digital skills, the safety of women journalists, and the advancement of women in science. During her tenure at Unesco, Gülser also launched special campaigns and programs for girls’ education in STEM and digital skills, the safety of women journalists, and the advancement of women in science.

KIRA RADINSKY

KIRA RADINSKY

Chairwoman and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics

Israel

Most Disruptive Woman in Tech Award

Kira Radinsky is the chairwoman and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics, where the most advanced technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are harnessed to make healthcare better, cheaper, and more widely available. In the past, she co-founded SalesPredict, acquired by eBay in 2016, and served as eBay director of data science and IL chief scientist. She mainly specialize in the field of medical data mining and had the opportunity, while in Microsoft Research, to develop predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning signs of globally impactful events, including political riots and disease epidemics. In 2013, she was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators Under 35, in 2015 is Forbes 30 under 30 rising stars in enterprise technology, and in 2016 selected as «woman of the year» by Globes. She is a visiting professor at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, where she is academically supervising and growing new researchers for graduate degrees to create more science magic. Kira also serve in the technology advisory board of HSBC and in the board of Maccabi Health Data Science Institute.

STEPHEN FROST

STEPHEN FROST

CEO of Frost Included Ltd.

United Kingdom

Women in Tech Ally Award

Stephen is a globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded Frost Included in 2012. He works with clients to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making. Stephen worked in-house at KPMG as Head of Diversity and Inclusion from 2014-2015. From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee (LOCOG). Responsibilities included diversity across a 200,000-person workforce, $2 billion procurement spend, and 57 delivery functions to inclusivity in an 11-million ticket programme and accessibility at 134 venues. From 2004-2007 Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall; growing the Diversity Champions programme to the largest of its kind in the world with over 600 members, launching the UK’s first LGBT recruitment guide, establishing the Stonewall Leadership Programme and developing the Workplace Equality Index, which has become a standard across most leading employers. Stephen started his career in advertising, where he worked on disability and age awareness campaigns. He was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He was elected recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions, named a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and recently voted one of the top 100 influential LGBT people in the UK.

AVYE COULOUTE

AVYE COULOUTE

Founder of Girls Into Coding (GIC)

United Kingdom

Aspiring Teen Award

Avye,13, is aware of the gender imbalance in Stem education & occupations. She works tirelessly to create Tech opportunities for young people. After observing most attendees at her workshops were boys, she was determined to get more girls into Tech. 2.5 years ago, she founded Girls Into Coding (GIC) - a program of free events where girls aged 10-14 have an opportunity to explore coding, physical computing & robotics. She reaches out to female role models in STEM, inviting them to give talks at these events. Avye’s endeavours have allowed her to become a visible female role model: she demonstrates Tech projects to the public including international events; leads regular tech workshops; writes blogs; has had several articles which highlight & celebrate her work in tech; video presentations; won Tech competitions; fundraising to supply girls with physical computing kits & books; designs, develops & makes robots & kits used at her events; is an ambassador for Arm - part of the GenArm2Z program. She is on a mission to engage at least 1000 girls per year with workshops, including coding, physical computing, 3D printing and robotics. During Covid 19 she launched a virtual version of GIC and now successfully delivers her robotics workshop online to girls, using kits that she designs and posts to their homes. She advocates for diversity in the tech sector and believes you are never too young for your ideas to have value. She wants all girls to feel empowered to access opportunities to learn how to code, develop their making and digital skills regardless of where they come from.

DORA PALFI

DORA PALFI

Co-Founder & CEO of imagiLabs

Sweden

Women in Tech Start-Up Award

Dora Palfi is a remarkable leader who powerfully advocates for girls STEM engagement every day of her life. As her company/brainchild imagiLabs grows, more girls and kids are given an approachable, fun way to learn coding. This is undoubtedly the key to long-term interest in the tech industry: catching pre-teens and teens’ interest while they form perceptions of their place in the world. Dora and her female co-founders have spent over three years tirelessly developing a digital community and the imagiCharm to ensure that girls view tech as social, tangible, and unlimited in its potential. As a CEO, Dora manages a network of coworkers, investors, imagiGirls, and friends with orderly grace. She herself is the embodiment of an ambitious and confident (yet humble!) female tech entrepreneur, and is therefore an incredible role model for those engaging with imagiLabs’ tools. imagiLabs achieves diversity not only through their offerings but also through being truly global and diverse themselves--team members, both men and women, represent over a dozen cultures. Being both truly mission-oriented while working on business development is no easy feat, and Dora remains an exemplary leader for her devotion to girls education and opportunity expansion.

SORONKO ACADEMY

SORONKO ACADEMY

Ghana

Most Impactful Initiative Award

Soronko Academy is the leading technology and digital skills development center in Africa, pioneering the way for young people especially women and girls to realize their economic potential equipping them with the technical and soft skills they need to attain dignified, fulfilling jobs and overcome the gender gap in technology. Through its wide geographic reach and suite of public and private partnerships, Soronko Academy cultivates the next generation of female innovators who leverage their critical thinking skills and entrepreneurial spirit to create solutions that address their community’s most pressing problems. We have also expanded our servies to support working with men and boys and young people with disabilites. About the founder - Regina Honu is a Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur, software developer and founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana.She opened Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa. Regina has received multiple awards, including being named by CNN as one of the 12 inspirational women who rock STEM. She was also named as one of the six women making an impact in Tech in Africa and one of the ten female entrepreneurs to watch in emerging economies. She has received attention with features on platforms such as CNN African Voices,BBC, Deutsche Welle, Aljazeera as well as the Impatient Optimist blog by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She was named as the 2016 Vlisco Brand Ambassador.In an interview with CNN’s African Start-Up, she is described as a Ghanaian tech guru who wants to develop the next generation of women in technology. Regina’s story was also published in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In book.

LISBON, 2nd December 2020

It’s time to bridge the gender gap in the technology industry by celebrating the remarkable​ women from around the world who innovate, inspire, and transform the sector as we know it.

The 3rd edition of the Women in Tech Global Awards will reward incredible figures in a range of 7 categories.
Our international jury of experts will be recognizing​ women that are making an impact in Tech with brilliance and success.

 

Nominations are now closed

  • 5 finalists per category will be announced on 16th of November 2020.
  • Winners will be announced on 2nd December 2020, at 7 pm CET Paris time, online at https://women-in-tech.net/ 🏆 Share and register now 💙

The Women in Tech Global Awards

Nominees

Finalists

Winners

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Global Leadership Woman in Tech Award 
  • Most Disruptive Woman in Tech Award
  • Women in Tech Ally Award
  • Women in Tech Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Aspiring Teen Award
  • Woman in Tech Start-Up Award
  • Most impactful Initiative for gender balance in STEM Award

Our Jury 2020

Hussain Al Mahmoudi

Hussain Al Mahmoudi

CEO Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

UAE

Lillian Barnard

Lillian Barnard

Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa

South Africa

Pr Carlos Moreno

Pr Carlos Moreno

Scientific Director Chaire ETI, Sorbonne Business School | Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

France

Kattiya Indaravijaya

Kattiya Indaravijaya

CEO of Kasikorn Bank

Thailand

Sandra Wasseur

Sandra Wasseur

Senior Marketing Director Technology Northern Europe - Oracle

Netherlands

Ronald Krabben

Ronald Krabben

Partner at Deloitte Consulting

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Luisa Marquez

Luisa Marquez

GBS Country Leader Peru & Ecuador IBM

Peru

Tom Bals

Tom Bals

Managing Director EMEA - Rangle

Netherlands

Clara Gonçalves

Clara Gonçalves

Advisory Board Member at CUNY Firefly Innovations

Portugal

Antonio Vieira Santos

Antonio Vieira Santos

CxO Adviser on digital transformation, future of work, diversity and inclusion focused on sustainability. Co-Founder of DT Lab.

Ireland

Kristina Tikhonova

Kristina Tikhonova

CEO Microsoft Russia

Russia

Anna Znamenskaya

Anna Znamenskaya

Chief Growth Officer at Rakuten Viber

UK

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

Fleur Hassan-Nahoum

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem for Foreign Relations Economic Development and Tourism at Municipality of Jerusalem

Israël

Narusan Dhanvarjor

Narusan Dhanvarjor

Head of Investment InnoSpace

Thailand

Nathalie Risacher

Nathalie Risacher

Global Head Culture & Conduct, Diversity & Inclusion and Employees Engagement at Natixis

France

Mehdi Benboubakeur

Mehdi Benboubakeur

CEO Printemps numérique

Montréal

Galit Ariel

Galit Ariel

Founder & Head of Futures Memory Inc.

Canada

Ines Temple

Ines Temple

President at LHH DBM PERU and Chile

Latin America
Sutapa Amornvivat

Sutapa Amornvivat

Founding CEO of SCB Abacus

Thailand
Alba San Martin

Alba San Martin

Senior Director , Cisco Systems Latin America

Peru

Thank you to our Partners 2020

2020 FINALISTS

 

Women in Tech Lifetime Achievement Award

SILVINA MOSCHINI

SILVINA MOSCHINI

Co Founder, President and Chairwoman of TransparentBusiness

Argentina

ANNE BODEN

ANNE BODEN

Founder and CEO of Starling Bank

United Kingdom

SARAH AL AMIRI

SARAH AL AMIRI

Minister of state, advenced sciences portfolio, UAE Federal Government

UAE

MONICA RETAMAL

MONICA RETAMAL

CEO of Kodea

Chile

PATAMA CHANTARUCK

PATAMA CHANTARUCK

Vice President for Indochina Expansion and MD of IBM

Thailand

 

Global Leadership Woman in Tech Award

ANA MAIQUES

ANA MAIQUES

Co-Founder and CEO of Neuroelectrics

USA

GULSER CORAT

GULSER CORAT

Director at UNESCO

France

NAZANIN DANSEHVAR

NAZANIN DANSEHVAR

Founder and CEO of Takhfifan

Iran

ELVIRA FORTUNATO

ELVIRA FORTUNATO

Vice-Rector at NOVA| Director of the Materials Research Center (CENIMAT)

Portugal

RESHMA RAMACHANDRAN

RESHMA RAMACHANDRAN

Vice President at Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Switzerland

 

Most Disruptive Women in Tech Award

AMPARO NALVARTE GARCIA

AMPARO NALVARTE GARCIA

Founder of B89 and Culqi

Peru

DR ADRIANA MARAIS

DR ADRIANA MARAIS

Founder of Proudly Human

South-Africa

KIRA RADINSKY

KIRA RADINSKY

Chairwoman and CTO of Diagnostic Robotics

Israel

LIANA MELIKSETYAN

LIANA MELIKSETYAN

Chief Operating Officer at Zyfra Company

Russia

DR NADINE HACHCH HARAM

DR NADINE HACHCH HARAM

Founder and CEO of Proximie

United Kingdom

 

Women in Tech Ally Award

MAHA SHIRAH

MAHA SHIRAH

Founder and CEO of SheWorks

Saudi Arabia

STEPHEN FROST

STEPHEN FROST

CEO of Frost Included Ltd.

United Kingdom

SONYA BARLOW

SONYA BARLOW

Founder & CEO of Like Minded Females

United Kingdom

AYAN KEYNAN

AYAN KEYNAN

Student - IoT engineer and a researcher

Kenya

SARAH PORTER

SARAH PORTER

Founder and CEO of InspiredMinds

United Kingdom

 

Aspiring Teen Award

AVANTI SHARMA

AVANTI SHARMA

Technology specialist at Workshop4Me

Luxembourg

AVYE COULOUTE

AVYE COULOUTE

Founder of Girls Into Coding (GIC)

United Kingdom

GIA RAMOS

GIA RAMOS

Founder and Program Leader of Girl Innovation

Puerto Rico

SARAH ALONSO VEGA

SARAH ALONSO VEGA

STEAM Advocate

Spain

RAMANDEEP SAINI

RAMANDEEP SAINI

Founder of Cryptic Languages

Canada

 

Women in Tech Start-Up Award

LEAH MOLATSELI

LEAH MOLATSELI

Co-Founder and CEO of Lenoma Legal

South Africa

DORA PALFI

DORA PALFI

Co-Founder & CEO of imagiLabs

Sweden

MARIEL DIAZ

MARIEL DIAZ

CEO of Triditive

Spain

MONICA ABARCA

MONICA ABARCA

Co-Founder and CEO of qAIRa

Peru

DIVYA HEGDE

DIVYA HEGDE

Founder of The Integrated Penguin

India

 

Most Impactful Initiative Award

LABORATORIA

LABORATORIA

Peru

SORONKO ACADEMY

SORONKO ACADEMY

Ghana

VAI NA WEB

VAI NA WEB

Brazil

BEENOVA

BEENOVA

South Africa

I AM THE CODE

I AM THE CODE

United Kingdom -  Africa