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GEM-TECH Awards 2015: Award Ceremony and Celebration

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GEM-TECH Awards 2015,​​ 14 December, New York ​​

​ITU-UN Women joint GEM-TECH (Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technolog​y)
Awards 2015 Ceremony and Celebration will ​be held on 14 December at Civic Hall, New York. ​​​
Time: Monday, December 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Place: Civic Hall​ - 156 5th Avenue. 2nd Floor. New York, NY 10010​​​
RSVP here.​​



Awarding 2015 GEM-TECH Awards winners. Please see the full list of finalists here​.

Recognizing the GEM-TECH Global Achievers​.  ​

Keynote addresses by:

Mitchell Baker, Exec​utive Chairwoman​​​​​​
Minerva Tantoco, CTO, 
City of New York

Women in Tech Showcase 


    GWC logo_2016 square white.png Girls who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21s​t century opportu​​nities. By the end of 2015, Girls Who Code will have reached 10,000 girls in more than 40 states. 
BBG_logo (1).jpg#BUILTBYGIRLS is a movement challenging young women to be builders, creators, and innovators – the protagonists in their own liv​es. It gives young women the tools to be anything they want to be and build anything they want to build in the tech-enabled economy.​
Circle of 6 Circle of 6​, a simple tool to prevent violence before it happens, is the winner of the White House “Apps Against Abus​​e” Challenge. ​Originally designed for college students to prevent sexual violence, it’s handy for teenagers, parents, friends, or all communities seeking to foster healthy relationships and safety.​​​





Reboot is​ a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance. Using a pioneering expertise in user-centered design for the social sector, Reboot helps governments, foundations, and international organizations achieve their missions prioritizing the experiences of marginalized and under-represented communities, integrating their voices within larger policy discussions.  From helping improve maternal health services in rural Nigeria to supporting victims of human trafficking in New York, Reboot's technology products and programs advance the well-being of women and girls around the world.
bgc-logo-black-text.pngSince 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh - Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date they have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. The goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040.
technovation-logo.pngTechnovation is the world's largest technology-entrepreneurship community and ecosystem, comprising of 5000 girls and women across 30+ countries who have learned to develop mobile apps and launch startups to solve local, community problems. Through it teams of middle school and high school girls work together to complete an intensive, 50-hour curriculum. The girls are supported by a teacher (coach) and paired with a mentor who is a female tech professional. The curriculum is open, online and freely accessible to all.​