Women-Led Startup
​​​​​​​of the Year award 2020

Celebrate Women in Tech and Allies

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​​​​​​The virtual ceremony honored the most acomplished women in tech and allies featuring live ceremonies, keynotes, engaging panels and networking with one-on-one meetings.

(press | partner | sponsor)​​​​



Here are the companies that recognize the power of diversity and won the WomenTech Network
Women-Led Start up Award - US:

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Shipz
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ThyForLife
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Growth Channel


Women-Led Start up Award - Rest of the World:
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Genetika+
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Basis


Congratulations!

We are looking forward to hearing their stories at the WomenTech Global Conference 2021 June 7-11

Selection: Jury
Requirements: Complete application
Recognized contributions: Demonstrated innovation and impact by women-led startups or startups that focus on women’s issues. 

The Women in Tech Start-Up of the Year Award recognizes annually up to three honorees (grouped by time-zones) in recognition of their outstanding achievements as a women in tech startup leader. The Award honors startups, people and/or teams. Nomination for the award requires a complete application profile. All nominated applications will be publicly visible. A digital award certificate is issued and a photograph of award winner will be on display on the WomenTech Network website to acknowledge that individuals’ success and to encourage other leaders to strive to achieve this prestigious award.

Recognition of this award was given after startup pitches in a special assembly during the WomenTech Global Awards.

This award not only aptly acknowledges the leaders at our network who demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their community engagement and leadership, but motivates all aspiring leaders to live by the network’s values to the highest standards. Those who achieve the award provide a clear model for other leaders to follow, and through its explicit and clear standards for achieving impact, the Women in Tech Start-Up of the Year Award enables all aspiring leaders to gain a firm understanding of the opportunities at our network. 

Award Finalists


Congratulations to our finalists!



Growd Global
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Helmet Based Ventilation

Verta
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Aplanet
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Inclusio Software
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SustainLab
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Utrust


WomenTech Network at a Glance

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Women In Tech

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Countries

300+
Speakers

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Active Members

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Annie Jean-Baptiste

Head of Product Inclusion at Google
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Muazma Zahid

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Nelli Safina

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Rachana Kumar

VP of Engineering at Etsy
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Rana el Kaliouby

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Diane Kenyon

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Kanika Tolver

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D'Lovely Gibson

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Arti Venkatesh

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Olga Sholderer

Senior Consultant, Risk Analytics at Deloitte
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Ameni Channoufi

PKI and IT security Consultant at Thales
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Gourav Sharma

Solution Architect at Red Hat
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Global Head of IT at Siemens Energy
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Joanne Thurlow

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Agnieszka Swiatowa

VP Technology and Innovation at Discovery Inc. at Discovery Inc


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