• This award honors a woman serving as a Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer who has shown exemplary leadership and innovation in her role.
  • Criteria: Demonstrated leadership, significant contributions to their organization, innovation in tech strategies or implementations.
  • Requirements: Must complete the application and currently hold the position of CIO or CTO.
  • Recognized contributions: Leading technological innovation, implementing successful tech strategies, contributing to organizational growth or transformation.
  • Selection method: An impartial jury of tech industry leaders will evaluate applications and choose the award recipient.

Tech Roles



  • This award is given to an Employee Resource Group (ERG) or corporate initiative that has significantly promoted and supported women in tech.
  • Criteria: Demonstrated support for women in tech, positive impact on the organization, innovative strategies or initiatives.
  • Requirements: Must complete the application and represent an ERG or corporate initiative supporting women in tech.
  • Recognized contributions: Supporting women in tech, implementing innovative programs, enhancing workplace culture, promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Selection method: A jury comprised of industry experts will evaluate applications and select the award recipient.

WomenTech Network Specific

  • This award recognizes a woman who has shown extraordinary commitment and effectiveness as a mentor within the WomenTech Network. It celebrates her dedication to fostering the growth and success of other women in the tech industry.
  • Criteria: Demonstrated commitment to mentoring within the WomenTech Network, positive impact on mentees, contribution to the growth and success of other women in tech.
  • Requirements: Must complete the application and be an active mentor within the WomenTech Network.
  • Recognized contributions: Mentoring and supporting other women in tech, advocating for diversity and inclusion, contributing to the success and growth of mentees.
  • Selection method: The winner will be chosen by a panel of WomenTech Network leaders and peers, based on the mentor's impact on her mentees and her dedication to the mentorship role.

Selection: Public Voting (via Sharing Widget) and Jury
Requirements: Complete application and having spoken at a previous WomenTech Network event in the past 12 months.

The WomenTech Speaker of the Year Award recognizes annually up to five honorees for their contributions as a speaker and support in uniting 100000 women in tech worldwide. The ward decided by public voting, the WomenTech community and a jury. Nomination for the award requires one to have spoken at a previous WomenTech Conference/event. 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 community members to strive to achieve this prestigious award.

Recognition of this award will be given in a special assembly during the WomenTech Global Awards.

This award not only aptly acknowledges speakers at our network who demonstrate excellence in all aspects of their community engagement, but motivates all community members to become speakers and to live by the network’s values to the highest standards. Those who achieve the award provide a clear model for other community members to follow, and through its explicit and clear standards for achieving impact, the Global Conference Speaker Award enables all community members to gain a firm understanding of the opportunities at our network.

Special Recognition

  • This award, named after Ada Lovelace who is credited as the world's first computer programmer, acknowledges a woman who has made exceptional contributions in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This special recognition highlights her innovation, dedication, and influence in the ICT sector.
  • Criteria: Demonstrated significant contributions to the ICT field, innovation and pioneering spirit, leadership and influence.
  • Requirements: Must complete the application and be currently involved in the ICT sector.
  • Recognized contributions: Breakthrough innovations, influential projects, contributions to the growth and success of the ICT sector, advocacy for diversity and inclusion.
  • Selection method: Applications will be reviewed by a jury composed of ICT industry leaders and experts, with the winner selected based on her contributions, innovation, and influence within the ICT sector.

WomenTech Network reserves the right to cancel a category if there is no substantial community and partner support and/or less than 10 submissions per category.​​​​​​​