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Every year, the EQUALS Global Partnership presents the #EQUALSinTech Awards to initiatives, projects, movements, organizations and institutions around the world working to bridge the gender digital divide.

Winners will be announced at the 2022 EQUALS in Tech Awards ceremony on
December 8th, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Awards

The Equals in Tech Awards are given every year to organizations and individuals working to help girls and women gain equal internet access, digital skills and opportunities in the tech industry.

2022 Finalists

ACCESS
CATEGORY FINALISTS

Improving women's and girls’ digital technology access, connectivity and security

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App Morada

Mexico

Designed and evaluated by women with disabilities, this app offers resources to help prevent violence against women, and to help women who experience violence, especially those with disabilities.

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Proyecto Digitalización

Mexico

Scalable digital platform aiming to provide access to education, training, work opportunities and a supportive community for women from all walks of life.

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VCEELA

Pakistan

Ecosystem connecting unconnected and digitally untrained artisans directly to local and international markets.

SKILLS
CATEGORY FINALISTS

Supporting development of science, technology, engineering and math skills of women and girls

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Mujeres en Tecnología

Argentina

Through training, research and promotion of cultural change, MeT promotes participation of women and gender minorities in technology, thereby promoting a diverse and inclusive digital ecosystem.

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EY STEM App

Global

Mobile application that helps empower young girls in the age group of 13 to 18 to join STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.

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Czechitas

Czech Republic

Social impact platform dedicated to creating and growing tech opportunities for women and girls in the Czech Republic offering practical experiences, hands-on exercises, and real-world applicability.

LEADERSHIP IN TECH
CATEGORY FINALISTS

Promoting women in decision-making roles within the ICT field
 

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Women Technopreneurs

Sri Lanka

The WTECH Forum seeks to support, promote and grow women technopreneurs, and to increase involvement by women within the IT industry.

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Women Techmakers

Nigeria

Provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology through events, leadership programs and scholar support. 

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SheLeadsTech

United States of America

Offers resources to identify and provide pathways to educational, professional, and career-building opportunities so that under-represented populations can access and thrive within leadership roles.

LEADERSHIP IN SME
CATEGORY FINALISTS

Promoting women’s leadership in technology SMEs

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Tech-Driven Entrepreneur

Zimbabwe

Initiative aiming to bring more women owned micro, small and medium enterprises into the digital economy to help them grow and trade internationally.

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Premier Credit

Zambia

Financial technology company supporting local entrepreneurs and small-scale traders (most of whom are women) with online microlending and investment.

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SE360 + EstroLab

Nigeria

SE 360 and EstroLab are complementary initiatives for women’s empowerment, designing tech innovations for women’s safety, economic empowerment and political engagement. 

RESEARCH
CATEGORY FINALISTS

Initiatives working to expand digital gender divide knowledge in support of evidence-based decision-making

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AfricanWITS

Cameroon

Initiative that produces annual data in the form of a map of various African countries with the goal of creating an ecosystem of women-led startups and businesses.  

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MetLife Triangle Tech X

United States of America

The MetLife Triangle Tech X summit aims to bridge the gap and future-proof roles for women in STEM. In 2021, MetLife’s Women in STEM Study surveyed diversity issues within STEM.

EQUALS PARTNER SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

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Education Digital Equity Initiative

Nigeria

EDEI seeks to understand the barriers children, particularly girls, face in leveraging the power of technology for learning and other socioeconomic advantages.

To recognize, engage, highlight and promote the work of EQUALS partners

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Women's Worldwide Web (W4)

Global

International, non-profit organization & crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and womens’ empowerment.

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EY STEM App

Global

Mobile application that helps empower young girls in the age group of 13 to 18 to join STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.

About Our Judges

The EQUALS in Tech Award finalists and winners are chosen by former winners, known as the Advisory Group, and experts from the EQUALS Steering Committee, composed of coalition leads, co-founders, and financial contributors.