We are humbled and thrilled to have participated in the 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards by Booking.com. The aim of this awards ceremony is to celebrate and acknowledge successful women in tech that contribute to disrupting businesses, making a difference to their community and inspiring future generations. We have been nominated under our Managing Director, Coral Movasseli, for Community Impact of the Year.

The ceremony was held on Wednesday (13th)  at The Brewery in London. Eight prizes were awarded, with seven individual categories and one employer award Technology Playmaker of the Year. The event included speeches from inspiring female leaders including Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital and Hadeel Ayoub, Founder of BrightSign. This year’s edition was also open to global nominations, which drew entries from over 60 countries.

We at Girls in Tech Dublin are so honoured and delighted to be among such brilliant women who are changing the world with their work in technology. We are extremely grateful to have been nominated and for the support we have received from all our team and friends.


Here’s the full list with the 2019 Booking.com Technology Playmaker Award categories and respective winners:

Community Impact: Female leaders or entrepreneurs whose technology initiatives are contributing to solve environmental and social issues.
Winner: Martha Omoekpen Alade (Nigeria), founder of Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN), an NGO using technology to drive socio-economic empowerment in Nigeria in order to help 20,000 women and girls out of poverty by 2022

Role Model – Inspirational leader & role model in technology that is driving changes and inspiring next generations.
Winner: Linda Liukas (Finland), founder of Rails Girls and author of Hello Ruby. Hello Ruby is a children’s book about computer science translated into 25 languages. Rail Girls is a global movement in over 300 cuties to teach young women programming

Business Leader – Woman in management or C-Level position who is driving real impact using technology.
Winner: Beena Ammanath (US), Global VP of AI, Data & Innovation at HPE and Founder and CEO of Humans for AI, a non-profit organization who is leveraging AI to increase female presence in tech.

Young Technologist – Woman who started recently in technology and is making an early business impact.
Winner: Betelhem Dessie (Ethiopia), founder and CEO of Anyone Can Code (ACC) in collaboration with iCog Labs, empowering children and young people through technology.

Tech Innovator – Female leader who is driving innovation in her company by using technology.
Winner: Sophie Hombert (France), founder of Aglaé, the first agency specialized in glowing plants. The initiative is a sustainable solution for reducing energy consumption.

Digital Leader – Woman who has created a digital initiative to solve business or who is using new technology in innovative ways.
Winner: Jill Zeret Jiménez Rodríguez (Mexico), founder of Zytreon Tecnología Infinita, a technology firm that launched a detection system to locate earthquake survivors.

Technology Playmaker Employer Award 1 Million Women to Tech (US), a global online technology education program dedicated to reaching one million women with free coding education by January 2020.

For more information about the winners, please visit:  http://techplaymakerawards.com/winners