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 - 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.

Mariam Sharangia

Head of Strategic development department at Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

Nino Gvazava

Managing Partner at High-Tech Solutions 

Salome Oniani

Technology Program Development Coordinator at Alte University

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.

Ana nakashidze

CEO of Azertelecom

Keti meparishvili

Director of IT hub Twino in Georgia

nana dikhaminjia

Director of Digital Transformation Center, Alte University

Special Mention

For exceptional contributions

Magda Magradze 

Chancellor of the Kutaisi International University,  Chief Executive Officer Millennium Foundation

Nino Macharashvili

Co-founder and Director of ForSet

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.


Special Mention

For exceptional contributions


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.

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Georgian American University

tech girls Georgia

Akhmeta innovations center, Georgian community of Germany, Ilia state University, Fab Lab Iliauni

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. 




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. 

giorgi chachua

Manager of   Future Innovation Laboratory FABLAB ATSU, Lecturer, ICT Trainer and Mentor

natia sirbiladze

CEO of Exactpro Tbilisi Branch, President and Co-founder of GeoSTQB

tamta kapanadze

Backend Developer Intern at Europebet, WomenTechmakers Ambassador, Organiser of Google Developers Group Kutaisi

Special Mention

For exceptional contributions

Lia Moshiashvili

 Expert in communications and digital transformation.Marketing projects manager at Aldagi

Hayk Asriyants

Co-founder, Startup Büro