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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
Tech Playmaker Awards

What makes a Technology Playmaker?

We are looking for women who are passionate about using technology in innovative ways to make an impact in their organizations and communities, and championing greater diversity in the industry. If that sounds like you, or someone you know, click on the nominate button and read more.

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Guest Speakers

At our 2019 event, we were joined by Partner at Passion Capital, Eileen Burbridge and Technology Playmaker of the Year 2018, Hadeel Ayoub, Founder and CEO of BrightSign. We will be again joined by special guests at our 2020 ceremony. More will be announced about this later in the year.

  • Gillian Tans
    Gillian Tans
    Chairwoman at
  • Linda Liukas
    Linda Liukas
    Author and Illustrator of Hello Ruby and Founder of Rail Girls

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. To read more about the award categories, and to start a nomination click on the nominate button.

2019 award categories
  • 18th Sept
    Nominations open
  • 21st Dec
    Deadline for nominations
  • 1st Jan
    Finalists Announced
  • 26th Mar
    Award 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 the 2019 Technology Playmaker of the Year.

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