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Welcome to the homepage of the Digital Woman of the Year™ Awards, an annual award recognising outstanding women in digital sectors around the world. The Digital Woman of the Year™ Awards are part of the international Ada Awards™ that recognise outstanding girls and women in digital sectors globally and the organisations that support them.   The awards are affectionately named after the first-ever computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, Lady Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace.

The Digital Woman of the Year™ Award is destined for one or more women*, 18 years of age or older, who live and/or work in the specified geography and distinguish themselves through leadership, creativity, entrepreneurship, social-focus and/or innovative discoveries, and who are positively impacting the number of girls and women participating in digitally-driven or digitally-enabled areas of study or work, in one or more of the following capacities:

  • In the ICT sector, as a promising young potential or executive in a prominent public, private or academic sector IT organisation;
  • Through work in entertainment or media, including social media;
  • In commercialisation of an innovative digital concept, tool and/or service;
  • Through focus on not-for-profit or social work, community-orientation, humanitarian activities (including ICT4Good, health, planet, well-being, etc.); and/or
  • Through step-change research & development activities in the private or public sectors, academic excellence, digital/social innovations.

*anyone who identifies as a woman

To find out what’s happening with the Ada Awards™ in different regions of the world, please see below.

To find out more about the different Ada Awards™ categories, please see below.

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