Women In ICT Awards “Partnering for Change”

MTN in partnership with Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio have unveiled a female recognition platform that acknowledges and celebrates the contribution made by female professionals to the growth of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in South Africa.

Women In ICT Awards will celebrate and acknowledge the contribution by female professionals to the growth and development of the Information Communication Technology sector in South Africa.

The awards are also aimed at attracting women professionals to the industry by showcasing the myriad of available career opportunities.

Eligible professionals in the ICT sector will be recognized across a broad range of spectrums in line with the contribution they have made across a range of disciplines.

Professionals in the ICT sector will be recognized across a broad range of spectrums in line with the contribution they have made across a range of disciplines.


Leadership Recognition Award

This category aims to recognise senior female executives in the ICT sector who have proven depth of experience in leading change, influencing business outcomes and leading teams for positive impact on the organisations they lead.

Innovator Recognition Award

This category recognises women that have introduced new methods, ideas, or products that are contributing in one way or the other to the delivery of a bold, new, digital world.

Entrepreneur Recognition Award

This aims to recognise women-run enterprises that are viable businesses making inroads in the ICT sector.

Graduate Award

Aims to recognise a top ICT graduate from a tertiary institution who finished top of their class. The award is open to females who graduated in the immediate year preceding the awards ceremony.

Outstanding Woman ICT Professional

This recognises an extraordinary professional who has demonstrated proven results in their area of work within the ICT sector.

Policy maker / Public Sector Awards

Recognises a public sector professional who has used ICT to improve government service delivery and / or recognises women policy-makers whose work through legislative processes has had a positive impact in the ICT.

Excellence in ICT Journalism Award

This category seeks to recognise a journalist who has contributed immensely to creating a better understanding of the ICT industry through their reporting.

Community Builder sponsored by Jacaranda FM

Recognises a woman who has made a considerable difference in her community through ICT or use of ICT tools.

Lifetime Achiever Recognition Award (Women Pioneer)

Recognises a woman who has longstanding success in the ICT industry, has demonstrated a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit and has continually stayed ahead of the curve.

Seasoned and accomplished professionals will oversee the adjudication process. These professionals comprise of captains of industry, renowned entrepreneurs, leading figures in the ICT sector and public servants.

The winners will be announced on 31st August in Johannesburg. For more information click here:

Applications open for tiphub’s Diaspora Demo Summit

Africa focused US-based accelerator tiphub has opened applications for its Diaspora Demo Summit, aimed at promoting and bringing together African diaspora startups.

The Diaspora Demo Summit will take place in Washington DC on November 10-13, with applications are open for the next 30 days to startup founders in Africa and the African diaspora.

The theme of the event is “Rapid Growth for All”, with tiphub looking for startups aimed at increasing economic participation in society. Microsoft, Infodev, South African Airways and the US Chamber of Commerce are official partners of the event.

“One thing we realised is that Diaspora Demo isn’t just an event for startups, it’s truly a community experience, so we’ve planned this edition bigger and better. In its second edition, our pitch competition has expanded to become a larger series of events that celebrate African and African Diaspora innovation, entrepreneurship and success stories,” tiphub said.

The weekend summit will include African entrepreneurship workshops, receptions hosted at African embassies, co-working spaces and incubators, an African music concert, private investor dinners, and the marquee Startup Showcase, which showcases emerging companies and social enterprises focused on Africa and the African diaspora.
To apply click here: