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Now in its third year, the awards recognize and celebrate women who are transforming businesses, industries, and communities through technology and inspiring the next generation of female tech leaders.
Finalists have now been announced.
Tech Playmaker Awards

What makes a Technology Playmaker?

We are recognizing women who are passionate about using technology in innovative ways to make an impact in their organizations and communities, and championing greater diversity of all kinds in the sector. A very warm congratulations to our selected finalists. We wish you the best of luck and look forward to welcoming you to the awards gala dinner in London on 26 March 2020!

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2020 Speakers

Keynote speaker for the 2020 awards ceremony will be Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., pioneer in Artificial Emotional Intelligence and co-founder and CEO of Affectiva. We will also hear from Linda Liukas, CEO of Rails Girls, and the Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019.

  • Gillian Tans
    Gillian Tans
  • Rana el Kaliouby
    Rana el Kaliouby

2020 Award Categories

There are 9 individual award categories, each with a €5,000 prize. Individual winners will also have a chance to become the Technology Playmaker of the Year 2020 and win the top prize of €10,000. Nominations are now closed.

2019 award categories
  • October 01, 2019
    Nominations open
  • January 14, 2020
    Deadline for nominations
  • February 2020
    Finalists announced
  • March 26, 2020
    Awards ceremony

Judging Panel

The awards will be judged by leading figures in the global technology industry, entrepreneurs, academics, policymakers and the media, as well as Chairwoman Gillian Tans. Click below to find out more about our judges.


2019 Awards

The 2019 awards ceremony took place on March 13, 2019 in London. View photos from the night and read about our 2019 winners, including Linda Liukas, author and illustrator of Hello Ruby and founder of Rail Girls, who was nominated as the Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019.

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