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Women Who Code #ApplaudHer Award Winners Announced

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Written by WWCode TeamApril 16, 2019

World’s Largest Women in Tech Organization Recognizes the Achievements of Five Outstanding Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO - April 16th, 2019Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active community of women in technology, is proud to announce the winners of the annual Women Who Code #ApplaudHer Awards. These honors are bestowed each year upon select engineers that have been identified as having achieved remarkable career success, made noteworthy innovations in the industry, or who have been able to dramatically accelerate in their careers. This year the winners were announced at the WWCode CONNECT 2019 Conference.

The winners of the Women Who Code #ApplaudHer Awards 2019 are Stephanie Nguyen, VP, Product & Design at Flashfood, Shwetha Lakshman Rao, MTS-4 at VMware, Deborah Davis-Dewitt, Software Engineering Manager - The Home Depot, Andrea Gallego, CTO, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) GAMMA, and Anagha Joshi, Scaled Abuse Data Analyst at Google (YouTube). Nominations for the awards were made by members of the WWCode community and the final evaluation and decision came from WWCode HQ. 

“It’s incredibly gratifying to have Andrea acknowledged for her technological expertise and contributions, and advocacy of women in the tech industry,” said Sylvain Duranton, Global Leader of BCG GAMMA, an AI and data science company. “And, the recognition of Andrea’s accomplishments by an organization like Women Who Code, which works to empower and create opportunities for women in technology, makes this recognition all the more meaningful.  We can’t wait to see what Andrea, and Women Who Code, will build and create for our industry in the future.”

The names of the award winners were publicly announced during an Awards event on the eve of the WWCode CONNECT 2019 Conference, at the offices of Paypal in San Francisco. This annual event celebrates the individual achievements of members of the community who have demonstrated excellence in building and leading the tech industry.

Women Who Code CEO Alaina Percival said, “It is impossible to overstate the importance of recognizing and celebrating the women who are innovating the industry. They are role models and by highlighting them we show others that this is the face of technology leadership.” 

About Women Who Code

Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 180,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at

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