EQUALS IN TECH AWARDS: Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for international ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards, an initiative of ITU and UN Women, recognizing ICT initiatives empowering women and girls. Awards promote and support gender equality in the ICT field

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:30pm

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Outstanding initiatives that use the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls are invited to submit nominations for the prestigious “Equals in Tech” Awards. Nominations are being accepted through 15 September 2017, with submissions encouraged from around the globe.

The “Equals in Tech” Awards (formerly the GEM-TECH Awards) is an annual initiative designed to promote gender equality and mainstreaming in technology. The awards are now part of Equals, an ITU and UN Women global partnership to achieve gender equality in the digital age. In addition to supporting gender equality in the ICT field and advancing the role of women as ICT decision-makers, the awards also showcase how ICTs can be used to dramatically improve social, political and economic outcomes for women and girls.

The “Equals in Tech” Awards are presented in three categories representing the pillars of the overarching Equals in Tech initiative:

  1. Access: Develop gender-responsive ICT governance, policy and access: initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women's digital technology access, connectivity and security.
  2. Skills: Encourage women and girls to pursue education in STEM studies: initiatives encouraging more women and girls in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and math), focusing on the development of more relevant content, and addressing and overcoming cultural and social barriers that they face when entering a STEM education.
  3. Leadership: Promote women in the technology sector: initiatives that promote gender equality in ICT careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.

You can submit your nomination at:  bit.ly/EqualsAward-nomination   

The prestigious “Equals in Tech” Awards ceremony will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, during the Internet Governance Forum taking place from 18-21 December, 2017. Final details will be communicated closer to the date.