grace hopper award program Finalists 


The Grace Hopper Award Program recognizes local girls and women in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry and puts a spotlight on those organizations and initiatives that are making strides towards promoting women’s increased participation in the ICT sector. Every year 3 finalists compete for the award in six categories. Additionally, the program recognizes Special Mentions - individuals and organisations for outstanding profiles and contributions. 

 Emerging leader award finalists

The Emerging Leader Award is granted to a woman or a queer aged 18 - 35, 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 stage. The goal of this category is to uplift the future generation of changemakers who will drive the tech industry and ensure inclusive growth.

Nana Janashia

Founder and CEO of TechWorld with Nana

Nutsa Abazadze

Strategic (Data) Project Manager at TBC Bank

Tamar Makharashvili

Senior EMC Design Engineer at Google LLC

ICT CHampion Award finalists

The ICT Champion Award is granted to a woman or a queer 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.

Ia Mosashvili

Associate Professor for the Program of Computer Science at Kutaisi International University

Mariam Zangaladze

Managing Partner & IT Project Manager of Idea Design Group Company

Tamar Bosikashvili

Co-founder and CEO at Aisitec; Co-founder and data scientist at BiteriumAI

tech startup award finalists

The Tech Startup Award is granted to a startup either owned or led by a woman or a queer 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.



program award finalists

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.

Coding Course



Technovation Girls Georgia

Tech Clubs

Ilia State University & Partners




Women’s Economic Empowerment in Kvemo Kartli

industry award finalists

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. 


High Tech Solutions

LAB Technologies

Supporter award finalists

The Supporter Award recognizes an individual either a woman  or a man or a queer 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. 

Mariam Sumbadze

Senior Project Administrator at Epam Georgia

Nino Gamisonia

Digital Security Expert; SARTech at SecDev Foundation; Creator of a platform Women of Georgia

Shorena Chapurishvili

Akhmeta Innovation Center  Manager GITA



Avtandil MghebrishvilI

Head of the Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Center of Ilia State University