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EQUALS in Tech Awards

Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the EQUALS in Tech Award judges?
The EQUALS in Tech Award finalists and winners are chosen by a panel that includes former winners, known as the Awards Advisory Group, and experts from the EQUALS Steering Committee, such as EQUALS coalition leads, co-founders, and financial supporting sponsors. 
What are the judges looking for in a nomination?


We are looking for innovative initiatives and projects promoting gender equality online and in the tech sector. Eligible initiatives and projects should:

  • Reach girls and women in an impactful way

  • Have the potential to scale or be replicated once reconfigured/adapted to other contexts

  • Be innovative

  • Work in collaboration with partners

What do winners get?

Winners join a strong, active community of support and expand their networks among organizations with shared goals. Winning an EQUALS in Tech Award offers opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, activists, researchers, and leaders from intergovernmental agencies, academia and the private sector. EQUALS frequently asks winners to promote their work through various channels. Finally, winners are invited to join an Advisory Panel that chooses future award winners. 

Can I apply for more than one category?

If you think you are eligible for the more than one category, please apply accordingly. If you're uncertain about which category to apply to, please contact us at

Which countries are eligible for nomination?

The call for nominations is open to all individuals and organizations, regardless of their languages and nationalities, who wish to submit projects aimed at advancing gender equality using ICTs. The nomination form is available in six languages:

Does it cost anything to nominate myself or others?

No. In efforts to make our awards as inclusive as possible, there are no fees associated with nomination.

When will winners be informed?

Winners will be informed well in advance of the award ceremony so that they may plan accordingly. More information will be made available to winners when they are notified.

Q: When is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline for nominations is 1 Sept 2024, 18.00 CET. We encourage all interested organizations and individuals to nominate their own or others' inspiring initiatives before the deadline, as we cannot consider late nominations.

I was not able to complete the application form in one session. Can I edit my response now?

Yes, you can modify and edit your responses before submitting your nomination.

I was previously a finalist for the EQUALS in Tech Awards (or the GEM-TECH Awards). Can I apply again this year?

Yes! We encourage you to apply again. Please be sure to explain if and how your project has evolved since you last applied for the Awards.

My initiative or project dates a few years back. Can I still apply for the Awards?

Yes. As long as your project is still making an impact on the lives of women and girls, we encourage you to apply.

How can I support and promote the Awards?

We encourage you to support us by sharing the Call for Nominations across your personal and professional networks. If you would like to be a supporting financial sponsor of the event, please contact us at

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