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WWCode Announces Winners of the Applaud Her Awards: 100 Technologists to Watch

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Written by WWCode HQMarch 28, 2023

World’s Largest Women in Tech Community Recognizes 100 Technologists For Their Leadership, Accomplishments, and Contributions to the Industry 

ATLANTA - MARCH 28TH, 2023  —  Women Who Code (WWCode), the largest and most active community supporting diverse women in technology, is proud to announce the winners of the Applaud Her Awards: 100 Technologists to Watch. This list honors the accomplishments and impact of diverse women in the industry and consists of technologists, innovators, and leaders worldwide working in various technical fields.

Nominations for the Applaud Her Awards: 100 Technologists to Watch opened on January 20th and closed on February 28th, with the winners being announced on March 28th. Applications were considered by a committee of 12 tech industry leaders. The winners include diverse women from countries worldwide working in various fields, including Aerospace, Fintech, Data Science, DEI, and Environment. They range from CEOs, CTOs, and Founders, to mid and entry-level technologists that have accomplished incredible things. See the complete list here and below.

“There are so many diverse technologists who are doing incredible things, innovating, building, and creating the future every day,” said Alaina Percival, CEO and Co-Founder of Women Who Code. “These awards are a way to celebrate that, to highlight the roles we are in and to inspire others to be and become leaders in this field.”

In addition to the 100 Technologists to Watch, Women Who Code will also recognize twelve individuals with specific awards, including Global Impact Award, Empowering Tech for Social Good, Outstanding Executive in Tech Award, Emerging Technologist Award, WWCode Mentorship Award, Leading Change Award, Excellence in Engineering Award, WWCode Founders Award, Inspiring Innovation Award, and two WWCode Mission Awards. Seven individuals will also be given an Applaud Her Award for individual fields.

All of the winners of the Applaud Her Awards: 100 Technologists to Watch were announced on March 28th and will be celebrated through the following ten weeks across the Women Who Code communications channels, including social, blog, podcast, and video. Winners will also receive digital certificates and awards packages from Women Who Code.

The first Women Who Code Applaud Her Awards were held in 2014, where six individuals were honored for their accomplishments in the industry. Since then, it has grown to be an essential part of Women Who Code’s mission as a platform to elevate the work of women from underrepresented groups in the industry and change the public perception of tech.

Applaud Her: 100 Technologists to Watch Award Winners

Fatima Hasan Yasir
Hannah Lovelace
Irina Kamalova
Maggie Yun
Sara Inés Calderón
Sarah Igho Omoike
Venika Gaur
Ada Nduka Oyom
Narmada Nannaka
Shrishti Vaish
Soleil Acree
Veni Kunche
Yvette Edwards
Dize Hacioglu
Florence Eghwrudje
Georgia Bullen
Sapphire Duffy
Shanna Gregory
Stephanie Rideout
Anjali Menon
Danica Marsden
Deidra Artis Phyall
Hope Goins
Jessica Engström
Laura Bell Main
Zinet Kemal
Ann Barcomb
Isabella Hoesch
Janet Shih Henretty
Yvonne Grzenkowicz
Nyamekye Wilson
Christina Asquith
Lisa Carpenter
Mamonaheng Koenane
Maria Jimenez
Nancy Salazar
Viviana Acquaviva
Eliza Sarobhasa
Josie Daw
Kanchana Vivek
Sunitha Patel
Fereshteh Morgan
Heather E Williams
Jordon Miller
Stephanie Lamont
Ashmi Banerjee
Ioana Bica
Irina Preda
Mutale Nkonde
Shreeya Dhakal
Bhavya Batra
Dilafruz Shamsieva
Grisel Ancona
Karlin Kappala
Nadia Ujovich
Rachel Gillum
Sai K Honig
Sreyoshi Bhaduri
Tracey Grace
Yetunde Dada
Antonella De Caro
Janna Pruiett
Priyanka Vergadia
Ranjita Ghose
ToAnh Tran
Clare Lim Min
Dongmei An
Sasikala Jayalekshmi
Shubhi Asthana
Valerie Knafo
Gloria Dwomoh
Grishma Jena
Rashmi Muralidharan
 Shannon Stewart
Sneja shah
 Madona Wambua
Navati Jain
Stacy Devino
 Vui Nguyen
Amarachi Amaechi
Beryl Baldwin
Dee Tuck
Faith K Pueneh
Luz De León
 Oluchi Enebeli
Teuila Mau
Anita Jindal
Divya Mohan
Sabrina Vega
AmyJune Hineline
 Emily Egan
Namrata Mayanil
Natalie Gil
Ruth Ikegah
Zamzam Farzamipooya
Neethu Elizabeth Simon
Małgorzata Rita Łyczywek
Nia Darville Stokes-Hicks
Andrea Monserrat Arredondo Rodriguez

About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit that empowers diverse women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where diverse women and historically excluded people thrive at every level. The organization has produced more than 16,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 343,000, and delivers programming to members in 147 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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