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Nomination deadline extended! 2020 EQUALS in Tech Awards

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

The EQUALS Global Partnership is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 EQUALS in Tech Awards. The annual awards recognize initiatives that work to bring gender equality to the digital world.

Individuals and organizations can nominate their own initiatives or those of others for an award in the following categories:

EQUALS Access coalition brandmark

Access: Initiatives related to improving women’s and girls’ digital technology access, connectivity and security

EQUALS Skills Coalition brandmark

Skills: Initiatives that support development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of women and girls

EQUALS Leadership Coalition brandmark

Leadership (in two subcategories):

1) Initiatives focused on promoting women in decision-making roles within the ICT field

2) Initiatives promoting women’s leadership in technology SMEs

EQUALS Research Coalition brandmark

Research: Initiatives prioritizing research on gender digital divides and producing reliable evidence to tackle diversity issues within STEM and computing fields.


The deadline for nominations has been extended to 09 August, 2020.

To nominate a project, program, initiative or individual, please use this online form.

Also find the form in:

Have questions? Take a look at our main Awards page, read our Frequently Asked Questions, or email us at

The 2020 EQUALS in Tech Award ceremony will recognize winners in autumn 2020 at a venue to be determined. Winners will have the chance to build their professional networks with other winners and EQUALS partners, as well as join the growing community of influential award winners working to close the gender digital divide.

Row of three EQUALS in Tech Award trophies

The annual EQUALS in Tech Awards are organized and presented by the EQUALS Global Partnership – a network of 100+ 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.

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