The annual award by ITU and UN Women recognizes work around the globe helping to narrow the gender digital divide in three areas:
DEVELOP GENDER RESPONSIVE ICT GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND ACCESS.
Initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women’s digital technology access, connectivity and security.
ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND GIRLS TO PURSUE EDUCATION IN STEM STUDIES.
Initiatives encouraging more women in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and math), focusing on the development of more relevant content, and addressing and overcoming cultural and social barriers that women face when entering STEM education.
PROMOTE WOMEN IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR.
Initiatives that promote gender equality in ICT careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.
Nominations are open from 16 June to 15 September 2017.
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Published June 21, 2017