A W.TEC Special Announcement
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      W.TEC Wins 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards

 The Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC was among winners announced at the prestigious 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards held on Wednesday November 27 at a gala awards ceremony at Berlin’s Estrel Conference Center, as part of the program of activities surrounding the annual Internet Governance Forum.

The awards, is hosted by the EQUALS Global Partnership, to recognize innovative solutions aimed at closing the digital gender gap.

W.TEC was presented the Equals in Tech Awards for the Skills Category. The Skills prize went to W.TEC for her work in enabling women and girls to become professionals and entrepreneurs in the tech sector. The Nigeria-based organization’s mission is to “educate, connect and empower Nigerian women through active engagement with information and communication technology via training, mentoring and research.” The award was presented to W.TEC Founder and Executive Director Oreoluwa Lesi by Cédric Wachholz, UNESCO’s Chief of ICT in Education, Culture and Science.

Executive Director of W.TEC - Oreoluwa Lesi (c) exchanging pleasantries with other
awardees after receiving the EQUALS Award on behalf of W.TEC

The other awards given out, went to:

1. Leadership in Tech award - The US-based SheWorks!
2. Leadership in SMEs award - The Ghanian-based
Kumasi Hive.
3. Research award - The US-based
Geena Davis Institute.
4. Access award - The Jordanian-based
Dinarak Mobile Money Female Agent.

The EQUALS in Tech finalists and winners were selected by an advisory board comprising the EQUALS Steering Committee, former award winners, and the leaders of the partnership’s four Coalitions — Access, Leadership, Skills and the EQUALS Research Group.

The 2019 Awards were supported by the Internet Society, the Swiss Federal Office of Communications, the Government of Germany, and Inmarsat.

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) once more wish to express her profound gratitude to the EQUALS in Tech 2019 Awards advisory board for their recognition of our work. This will surely inspire all of us at W.TEC to forge ahead to making a difference in equality with our work. We also will like to seize this opportunity to thank all our partners and supporters who have part of the successful work at W.TEC for the past 12 years.

To read more on the Awards please read the following publications below:
W.TEC Wins 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards (W.TEC Blogpost)
2. EQUALS in Tech Awards celebrate five outstanding initiatives to promote digital         gender equality (PR by EQUALS)

Awards Gallery:
Awards Ceremony Photo Album
Videos from the Awards Ceremony


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