Global Women in Telco & Tech 2019

Paving the way for diversity and inclusion in Telecoms & Tech

25 September 2019, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, United Kingdom



Nominations close on the 2nd of August. Nominate Now!

There is currently a gap in recognising the achievements made by the telecoms and tech sector in empowering women in telecoms and closing the gender diversity gap. More than ever, there is a need to facilitate conversation and share successes made by our industry with the aim of encouraging wider adoption of these effective initiatives and to nurture new talent through its doors. The solution? The Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit and Awards. A day of engaging exchange and discussion, followed by a night of celebration and distinction. Bringing together all areas of the wider telecoms and tech industry.

By day – The Summit

Join the discussion during the inaugural Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit with a range of topics such as successful recruitment and top-down initiatives, mentorship programmes, training and development, to building a career in telecoms and technology. In addition, network with the various leadership teams, heads, managers, executives, new graduates and university students on the subject of diversity.

By night – The Awards – Nominate Now!

The Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards will be the first global awards celebrating achievements made by companies, individuals and industry partners in the area of gender parity. Align yourself, your brand and your company to the diversity agenda and demonstrate that diversity, equality and inclusion are at your core as a business. Don’t miss this opportunity to spotlight the amazing talent of women in telecoms and tech, boost your credibility with partners and employees and validate your mission or your company’s mission to achieve a gender balanced workforce.

Judged by an independent panel of leading industry analysts, the awards will bring together key global players across the wider telecoms and tech ecosystem to honour accomplishments. Categories include rising star, woman of the year and best marketing or social media campaign. View the categories and submit your awards entry online. It is free to apply, and applications are welcome from all businesses.

Supported by Industry Advocates

“I applaud Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit & Awards – this newly created platform enables new perspective, paves the way for trust, empathy and authenticity and will fuel the need for diversity and inclusion in the ICT industry.” 
Marisa Trisolino, CEO, CMC NETWORKS

“By granting these brand new awards, the Global Telecom industry empowers women and brings up light to the women parity gap, a major societal challenge. I trust the individuals and organisations receiving these awards will feel both recognised for their pioneering efforts and empowered to spread the word and raise awareness on this matter within industry.” 
Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud Prevention, BICS

“The Women in Telco & Tech awards provide a good platform to recognise the achievements of organisations that are exemplary in promoting gender equity in the workplace. Our industry seeks to transform the way people live, work and play through technology, so it’s fitting that we should be at the forefront of promoting inclusiveness and progress for people from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to being part of these initiatives and contributing to their success.”                                        Gagun Gahir, Regional Manager Voice EMEA & US, TELSTRA

 “These awards celebrate the success of women in telecoms and technology as well as organisations which take diversity and inclusion seriously.  The platform will showcase role models in the telco/tech industry as we strive for an environment where women want to work and where they can confidently progress in their career.”
Kerry Phillip, Legal Director, VODAFONE BUSINESS


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Watch the Empowering Women in Telco panel discussion at Capacity Europe 2018

Hear views from senior executives of WiTT, TalkTalk Business, Facebook, Telstra, WTF and Zayo Group, as they discuss recruitment and educational initiatives to encourage greater diversity in the telco community.

Watch the panel

How can you participate?

The Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit

Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit

This dedicated Summit will offer a series a case studies, fireside chats, panel discussions, and group roundtables led by role models across various sectors of the telecoms and tech industry. The Summit will share success stories, address ongoing challenges, and encourage wider adoption of effective initiatives. It will also offer free places to female University students interested in pursuing a career in telecoms and tech. To speak in the Summit, or to apply for your free University student pass, please email

Summit agenda coming soon.

The Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards

Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards

Uniting men and women across all telecoms and tech industries, the Awards will celebrate and recognise achievements made by individuals and companies in closing the gender diversity gap. Awards up for grabs include Recruitment Programme of the Year, Agent of Change, Rising Star, Woman of the Year, Company of the Year, Best STEM Initiative, Marketing Campaign of the Year and more! The Awards will also offer networking opportunities through a pre-Awards drinks reception and three course dinner. For more information on the Awards and how you can enter, please email

ENTRIES NOW OPEN! - View the full list of categories and submit your entry here

Women to Watch

Check out the Women to Watch, Women in Wireless Infrastructure and Power Women 50 lists brought to you by Capacity Media, TowerXchange and Data Economy.

These lists celebrate some of the most prominent women across various sectors in the telecoms industry who are considered thought-leaders, innovators and agents of change in their respective fields.

Capacity Europe conference sessions
Women in the Spotlight

Women in the Spotlight

Our specially curated list of Women in Telecoms and Technology-related news showcases women from across the industry making waves and pushing the conversation forward in some way or another. From senior-level appointments, to project announcements as well as thought-leadership blogs and features.

View Women in the Spotlight

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