Launched in August 2022 is the third annual Women that Build Awards, which honors women worldwide who contribute significantly to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. The awards were created by Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions (STEAM).
The awards aim to encourage creativity and teamwork in the tech sector, celebrate diversity, and forge connections amongst women worldwide. Tech Entrepreneur, Digital Leader, Rising Star, Board Executive, and Techfluencer are the five award categories this year. Judging panels in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Mexico and the Caribbean, Peru and Ecuador, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, and Uruguay will determine winners in each category for the international awards.
Scholarships for prestigious institutions’ leadership programmes are among the global awards that will be given out this year. Winners will be featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square and invited to a workshop with other Women that Build Award honorees from worldwide if they take first place. A trip to the international awards ceremony is also scheduled, giving attendees more chances to mingle with the featured speakers and participate in the conference’s many informative and engaging panels, discussions, and other group-building events.
Patricia Pomies, chief operating officer at Globant, has said that the gender pay gap and the lack of female participation, especially on boards of directors and in executive roles in the technology sector, have been an ongoing problem around the world. Post-pandemic years saw a widening technological gender gap and a slowing economic expansion. To ensure everyone has the best possible chance of advancing their careers in our field, businesses can offer more training programmes, help women rise through the ranks, and overcome other obstacles.
The World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Gender Gap Report found that only 24 percent of top positions were held by women (Director, VP, CXO & Partner). According to Globant, having more women in IT leadership roles is good for the industry. Globant included a Board Executive category in this year’s Awards to define and acknowledge such a particular function. This category was developed to complement current categories toward a more long-lasting societal influence.
CEO and Co-Founder of Globant, Martin Migoya, wants it known that he appreciates all the pioneering women in tech who are changing the world for the better. Women must play a central role in defining the new technological paradigm, contributing their rich and different perspectives to encourage more women to develop, lead, and embrace entrepreneurship in the STEAM sectors, which offer the greatest potential for future job growth.
Sponsors include Salesforce, WEF, and the New York Stock Exchange will back the 2022 awards (NYSE). Former US Treasurer Rosario Marin and Black Girls CODE and Ascend Ventures founder and CEO Kimberly Bryant have already confirmed their attendance on the jury.
In 2020, David Howell Evans (The Edge), Chairman of Endeavor Ireland and guitarist for U2, and Shari Loessberg, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, served on the international jury; in 2021, Cristina Farjallat, Head of Scaled Latam at Meta, and Beatriz Argimón, Vice President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, served on the jury. The Awards attracted 4,000 candidates from more than 25 countries and received 80,000 votes.
Last year’s worldwide winners, including Vaneza Caycho uflo, Elena M. Ordonez del Campo, Valentina Moreno Viveros, and other Globant representatives, rang the Opening Bell at the NYSE on August 16, 2022, as part of the third edition of the Awards. Visit womenawards.globant.com for details on the Women that Build Awards and submit a nomination for yourself or someone else ♦
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