The Digital Women’s Day (DWD) initiative has launched their call for submission for their annual Margaret awards, celebrating innovation and women in Europe and Africa.
Introduced in 2014, the project takes its name from Margaret Hamilton, a prominent American software engineer, known for her contribution to NASA’s Apollo space program.
According to DWD’s chief-executive Delphine Remy-Boutang, less than 5% of startups are founded by women and only 2% of these have access to financing. The DWD initiative aims to change this by promote female leadership and initiatives through financial support and media exposure for award laureates.
Indeed, for the first time this year, award winners will benefit from extensive financial support, including access to development guidance and other resources, worth the equivalent of €1 million.
The award ceremony which will be held during the 8th edition of Digital Women’s Day Europe on April 21st at the Maison de la Radio in Paris, will introduce a winner in each of its four categories: European Entrepreneur, European Intrapreneur, African Entrepreneur and African Intrapreneur.
Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs have until February 6th to apply for the award.
For more information on how to apply visit: https://digitalwomensday.com/margaret-awards/