Grace Hopper Award Program Categories

The Grace Hopper Award Program recognises Georgian women in ICT and programs and institutions that are making strides in supporting gender equality and diversity at the workplace, and in the field of ICT at large. The award operates in six categories.


The Emerging Leader Award is granted to a girl aged 18 - 30 years who is bringing change through technology or has outstanding achievements in tech. The category recognizes those with exceptional academic performances, professional aspirations, or community impact at an early age.

The ICT Champion Award is granted to a woman in a senior role in the technology industry and is a role model for other women, bringing change individually or within the organization in education, private sector, government, consulting, or non-profit.

The Tech Startup Award is granted to a startup either owned or led by a woman that has significant success and growth and introduces innovative products, services, or business models using ICT. The category showcase startups driving the entrepreneurial scenery with the potential to scale.

The Program Award recognizes a program, project, or community initiative that supports girls’ and women’s engagement in tech through skills development, publicity campaigns, mentorship, or others.

The Industry Award is designed to recognize an exemplary organisation making strides in the ICT industry for achieving equality, diversity, and the advancement of women in tech leadership.


The Supporter Award recognizes an individual either a woman or a man who has shown leadership and is contributing to gender equality in the organization or the technology industry and is a role model for others in promoting women in tech.