Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards Opens Nominations for 2021
The maiden edition of the Ghana Ladies in Tech(GLiT) awards, hereby opens its nominations portal to all and sundry.
The awards ceremony, was duly launched on Friday, September 10, 2021. The awards have been devised to celebrate and recognise outstanding female efforts and achievements in the tech world. In these upcoming weeks, participants who wish to be part of this prestigious awards, must nominate themselves or deserving females to be recognised by heading over to www.ghanaladiesintech.com/glit-award for all nomination information.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation Ghana, World Bank and the MasterCard Foundation are the pillars funding Ghana Tech Lab for this awards. GhanaTech Lab has been implementing a project, pathways to sustainable employment project, and the awards from GLiT happens to be under this project.
GLiT really defines women empowerment and as such have taken it upon themselves to empower young female entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts through the various partner hubs in Ghana. Being a part of this community is decentralised. Many sub ladies in tech communities have been created nationwide. These subs help to run various programs including mentorship sessions, training programs and they also support initiatives to enhance female participation in the tech world
For its maiden edition, the community instituted GLiT Awards will recognise and reward women entrepreneurs, innovators, and women in vocational fields who thrive and excel in their careers and businesses.
The GLiT Awards for 2021 will comprise 27 categories; these include 16 awards by nomination, 10 by appointment, and the best innovative idea award.
The best innovative idea award unfortunately is limited to ladies in the GLiT community and will be awarded after a pitch session on the day of the main event.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Belinda Darkwa, the lead of the Ghana Ladies in Tech Community, stated, “We wanted to recognize, celebrate and reward female entrepreneurs and innovators in tech and to encourage other females in the space. We also want them to know that there is more for them to achieve in the tech space.”
The main event, GLiT Summit and Awards 2021, will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 9am inside the Accra Digital Centre.