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About the Awards

Every day, women are making a difference in the technology sector – driving innovation, launching and leading businesses, and improving communities. Yet their contributions often go unrecognized, and women remain under-represented. We want to change that by shining a light on their achievements and inspiring the next generation of female tech leaders.

With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, at, we believe technology should be open and accessible to everyone to enter, progress and flourish, wherever they are and across all levels, ambitions and aspirations.

As part of that, we are delighted to hold the Technology Playmaker Awards 2020. Through the awards, we aspire to highlight the amazing things women are doing in the exciting, creative and fast-paced world of technology. We believe that by showcasing industry leaders, innovators and inspirational role models at all levels, more companies will embrace and champion diversity of all kinds, more women and young thinkers will pursue careers in technology, and those already working in the sector will be more supported to thrive and succeed.



Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG),’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. is available in 43 languages and offers more than 29 million total reported accommodation listings, including 30 different types of places to stay, from homes and apartments to B&Bs, hostels, farm stays, bungalows, and even boats, igloos and treehouses. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.