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2020 EQUALS in Tech Awards: Call for Nominations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 14, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 31, 2020
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The Equals in Tech Awards are given every year to organizations and individuals working to help girls and women gain equal internet access, digital skills and opportunities in the tech industry.

Equals is looking for innovative initiatives and projects promoting gender equality online and in the tech sector.

Eligible initiatives and projects should:
a) Reach girls and women in an impactful way;
b) Have the potential to scale or be replicated once reconfigured/adapted to other contexts;
c) Be innovative;
d) Work in collaboration with partners.

Award Categories - Individuals and organizations can nominate their own initiatives or those of others for an award in the following categories:
> Access: Initiatives related to improving women’s and girls’ digital technology access, connectivity and security;
> Skills: Initiatives that support development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of women and girls;
> Leadership (in two subcategories):
- Initiatives focused on promoting women in decision-making roles within the ICT field;
- Initiatives promoting women’s leadership in technology SMEs;
> Research: Initiatives prioritizing research on gender digital divides and producing reliable evidence to tackle diversity issues within STEM and computing fields.

Prizes for the 2020 EQUALS in Tech Awards are still being finalized.
We will update our website when we have confirmation.
Winners also become part of a growing community of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, activists, teachers, and leaders.
And they join an Advisory Panel that chooses future award winners.

Utilize This Offer

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Equals in Tech Awards aimed at helping girls and women to gain equal internet access, digital skills and opportunities in the tech industry.

The call for nominations is open to all individuals and organizations, regardless of their languages and nationalities, who wish to submit projects aimed at advancing gender equality using ICTs.

The nomination form is available in six languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian and French.

The deadline for nominations is 01 August, 2020.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 14
Jul 14

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Dadirai Savanhu
Jul 28
Jul 28

Definitely doing number 4! Thank you

Jill Langhus
Jul 15
Jul 15

Thanks, Ana!