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Announcing the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards finalists

EQUALS is pleased to announce the 22 finalists for the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards, the annual flagship event of the EQUALS global partnership. The awards recognize outstanding projects and initiatives around the world that are helping women and girls become #EQUALSinTech.

Our 22 Awards finalists are reimagining the digital future.

This year marks two important milestones for EQUALS: This year is the fifth edition of the awards, and we received our highest number of nominations to date – totaling 357 submissions from around the globe. These include submissions from a wide range of initiatives working to bridge the gender digital divide.

Prizes are awarded for outstanding achievement and innovative strategies in four categories: Access, Skills, Leadership I, Leadership II and Research.

2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards Finalists

Our 22 finalists originate in 16 countries and represent an innovative set of initiatives that have realized significant results in areas of the world where women are most excluded from the benefits of digital technology, and in those where work remains to be done.

Countries represented by 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards finalists

Access Category

Skills Category

Leadership I Category

Women in Tech Africa (Ghana) | Women of Wearables (United Kingdom) | SheWorks! (United States) | #movethedial (Canada) | Art + Feminism (United States)

Leadership II Category

SAP Next Gen (United States) | Mujeres Conectadas (Guatemala)

Research Category

The finalists in each category were selected through a rigorous evaluation process conducted by the EQUALS in Tech Award Advisory Group —composed of previous awards winners – in addition to members of the EQUALS Partnership Steering Committee. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 22 September 2018 in New York City, during the United Nations General Assembly. Curious to find out who will win? Find out by registering to attend the ceremony through Eventbrite.

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EQUALS is a ground-breaking global network delivered by a committed partnership of corporate leaders, governments, non-profit organizations, communities and individuals around the world working together to bridge the digital gender divide – by bringing women to tech, and tech to women – and in so doing, bettering the lives of millions worldwide.

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