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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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  • The Booking.com Technology Playmaker Awards were launched in 2017 and are designed to celebrate and recognize women who have disrupted and are transforming businesses, industries, and communities through the use of technology. By creating the awards, Booking.com aims to recognize, celebrate and reward their achievements so they can become a source of inspiration for future generations of women who are looking to embrace the opportunities the world of technology can offer.
  • We call them playmakers because a playmaker refers to a player in a team game who mobilizes others on the same side into a position from which they can score and win, and that is exactly what pioneering women in technology are doing today. You could be a woman leveraging technology to drive change in your organization or community or be supporting other women or organizations to do the same.
  • Due to the cancellation of the awards ceremony in London as a result of the global COVID-19 situation, the winners were announced on the Technology Playmaker Awards website on Thursday April 9th, 2020 at 13:00PM CET. All of the 2020 category award winners as well as the Booking.com Technology Playmaker of the Year 2020 award winner can now be found on the 2020 Winners page.
  • Our judges assessed each entry against four key criteria depending on the individual category. These are: 1. Overall innovation/creativity - whether the individual or the business demonstrated new and innovative approaches to product development or doing business, and whether they had done something different to the usual norms for the industry or community. 2. Overall track record of success so far - Did the project achieve its objectives and goals? Judges looked for ways in which success was measured. This could be product sales, positive client testimonials, examples of return on investment, or the number of participants in a program. 3. Social impact or impact on the environment - Judges looked at the immediate and longer term impact the innovation/the business or the individual’s contribution had on the environment and society as a whole. 4. Demonstrated leadership skills - Judges looked for whether the individual or business developed new directions, or pushed the industry or their organization forward, with respect to core practices / key issues facing the industry
  • Yes, you will still be eligible to be a 2020 finalist as long as you were not a winner in previous years
  • The awards carry a cash prize for the category winners and for the overall Technology Playmaker of the Year. Details of these prizes can be found on the 2020 Finalists page. Each winner will also have the opportunity to donate their prize to a cause of their choice should they wish to.
  • Diversity of all kinds has been core to Booking.com’s culture since the company was founded over 20 years ago, and as part of a continued effort to make Booking.com one of the most diverse and gender-balanced tech companies in the world, we are committed to diversity inside and outside the walls of Booking.com. The awards are intended to highlight and recognize the amazing achievements women are making in the ever growing and dynamic world of technology.