Ada Nduka Oyom and Funmi Adewunmi have been named among the 10 winners of Booking.com’s Technology Playmaker Awards 2020. They will receive €5,000 each.
Ada Nduka Oyom, the founder of She Code Africa, was named the winner in the Role Model category, Funmi Adewunmi, co-Founder and CEO of Bright Technologies, an internet service provider that launched an app through which customers can make card payments and conduct online services (Nigeria) won in the Technology Innovator category.
“With nearly 850 nominations received this year, selecting 45 finalists and whittling that down to ten winners and one Technology Playmaker of the Year has certainly been a challenging, but the inspiring process for the judging panel.
“That reflects not only the high quality of entries we’ve seen but also the scale of impact and influence that women are having in the global tech industry,” said Gillian Tans, Chairwoman at Booking.com.
“While we are unable to celebrate the winners in person this year as we had planned in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, at this time of such great global uncertainty, it remains more important than ever to recognize those who are making such lasting and impactful contributions in technology, as well as inspiring each other.”
Booking.com’s Technology Playmaker Awards 2020 is an initiative launched in 2017 to recognize the achievements of women in tech and celebrate diversity of all kinds across the global technology sector.
Winners were selected from among 45 finalists spanning 20 countries. This year’s winners represent five continents and come from Argentina, France, India, Nigeria, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.