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Xena Women in Tech Awards: The One To Watch Award 2023

Who will be the next leader disrupting the tech scene?

If you’ve been following Xena for some time now you’ll know that we are strong believers in investing in the next generation of tech talent. We put our money where our mouth is and we invest 12.5% of our fees in inspiring the next generations to come. So you could say our One To Watch Award has a very special place in our hearts.

This award is dedicated to the developers who are passionate about empowering the women in tech community through public speaking at conferences, creating content, becoming a mentor and organising events that support the progression of women in tech. Know anyone who fits this criteria? Good, then we want to hear from you! 

We’ve teamed up with HelloFresh, the integrated food solutions group and world’s leading meal kit company to discover Europe’s emerging leaders in tech. We’re on the hunt for that one colleague or friend who is focused on disruption and innovation. 

So who is the One To Watch Award for? 

Nominees should be: 

1. A developer who identities as she/her or they

2. Based in Europe 

3. Has experience public speaking in tech 

4. Is a woman in tech advocate and invests their time into mentorship and taking part in technology events

Who can nominate? 

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

Why should you nominate someone?

Not only will this person be crowned Xena’s One To Watch, but they will also receive some epic prizes from our partners. So what are you waiting for? Nominate here.

HelloFresh sponsors this award because

“As the lead sponsor of the Gender Equality Team – our Employee Resource Group focused on improving gender diversity, equity, and inclusion at HelloFresh – I am proud of the different initiatives we have in place to hire more women in tech and support their career progressions such as the Women in Tech Scholarship and our annual review of the gender split on promotion rates.”

Annie Pia Meininghaus

Senior VP of Product at HelloFresh

Marie Manjari Saint Francois | Senior QA Engineer at HelloFresh

“Before joining HelloFresh, being heard was a challenge as a woman in tech. Here, I enjoy a culture of an egoless environment where everyone’s opinion counts. I have progressed from a mid-level Quality Engineer to a Senior Quality Analyst. I’ve also had the opportunity to drive my career growth and chart my path to success while working with amazing team members from diverse backgrounds in an enabling environment.”

About our partner

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever. We believe sitting down to share a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally, including unique perspectives, and empowering our team to bring their whole selves to work. We also aim to extend this to the partners we seek, and the communities we serve. We are constantly evolving to deliver on these principles.

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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