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Xena Women in Tech Awards: The Allyship Award 2023

The true pathway to equality in tech – vote now 

For those of you who don’t understand the concept of an ally, allow us to explain. An ally is someone who is not a member of an underrepresented group but who takes action to support that group. You’ll probably have guessed by now that the underrepresented group we’re referring to is women in tech. Without having the support of people who hold positions of prilivelge can we truly close the gender gap in tech. We need more active allies for women who have less access – it’s that simple. 

In an industry that is more male-dominated than ever, it’s important that we celebrate the male allies who go above and beyond to address the challenges that women in tech face. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Delivery Hero, the world’s largest food-ordering network to champion the men who are making minorities a priority. Are you with us? 

So who is the Allyship Award for? 

Nominees should be: 

1. A male leader who identities as he/him or they

2. Based in Europe 

3. Demonstrated a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion in tech 

4. Is a champion for promoting the work of women in technology with quantitative evidence to support this

5. Acknowledges the impact of unconscious bias on the progression of women in the industry

Who can nominate? 

ANYONE. We encourage you to nominate yourself, your colleague, a friend, your manager or an ally in tech who inspires you.

Why should you nominate an ally?

Not only will this person be crowned the ally leader of the year, but they will also receive some epic prizes from our partners. So what are you waiting for? Nominate a leader here.

Delivery Hero sponsor this award because

At Delivery Hero we are nurturing a welcoming and growth culture for all genders. We stay informed and alerted about our own biases and we always strive to provide equal opportunities to all people. All Heroes, we are together in this and we call ourselves ambassadors of a fair path for all! Sponsoring this award is one more step towards the needed allyship to increase awareness and champion gender parity!

Ioanna Renta

Senior Director, Software Engineering at Delivery Hero

Sérgio Laranjeira | Director, Software Engineering

“Having Delivery Hero setting an example and sponsoring this award makes us all happy but also brings us even more awareness that we can and should do more. I’m proud to work everyday with Heroes that care, that support women in Tech, their growth and career!
We are all responsible to close the gender gap and having Delivery Hero sponsoring this award is one more step towards that goal!”

About our partner

Delivery Hero is the world’s leading local delivery platform, operating its service in over 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. The Company started as a food delivery service in 2011 and today runs its own delivery platform on four continents. Additionally, Delivery Hero is pioneering quick commerce, the next generation of e-commerce, aiming to bring groceries and household goods to customers in under one hour and often in 20 to 30 minutes.

We want you to help us discover Europe’s technology leaders who are pushing the industry forward! Is it your colleague, manager, friend or someone in tech? 

Tell us who inspires you.


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