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Women in AI Awards 2023 North America Application for Nominations Now Open!

Women in AI (WAI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the WAI Awards 2023 North America. The Women in AI Awards celebrate the achievements of women in the field of artificial intelligence and recognize their contributions to promoting diversity and innovation in the tech industry. After the great success of the WAI Awards NA 2022 edition powered by GetCities (led by SecondMuse Foundation and Break Through Tech, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, the investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates), Women in AI once again will celebrate the women pioneers who are taking the road less traveled.

Women in AI Awards North America started on a very high note, with more than 250 attendees, where 16 winners were celebrated and 55 recognitions were given away. “We are thrilled to host the awards in Canada this year with the support of sponsors, advisors and an amazing organizing team. We are looking forward to recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of women AI leaders and pioneers, especially with the addition of two new award categories which celebrates AI legacy and community involvement,“ says Frincy Clement, Ambassador for Canada.

WAI Awards NA will recognize women entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators who have made outstanding contributions to the field of artificial intelligence and have been pioneers who dreamt big & pave a path for future in AI. The awards will be presented in 8 categories, including 10 Awards such as:

  • Outstanding in AI - Young Role Model of the Year

  • AI in Startup - AI Entrepreneur of the Year

  • AI for Good - Responsible AI Leader of the Year

  • AI for Good - ESG AI Leader of the Year

  • AI for Good - DEI AI Leader of the Year

  • AI in Research - AI Researcher of the Year

  • AI in Government - AI Disruptor of the Year

  • AI in Industry - AI Innovator of the Year

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Woman in AI of the Year

  • Women in AI Volunteer of the Year Award

Visit Awards & Eligibility Criteria for more information.

Application for nominations of all categories is now open and will close on March 31st, 2023. Basic eligibility criteria being that the applicants must be the women who have made significant contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, other criteria are specific to the award type.

“To affect global communities and foster innovation, it is crucial to empower diverse women with affordable access to advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science; while creating a positive impact and eliminating inequalities through WAI Awards NA celebration where we are honored to bring together leaders, experts and role models every year and pay forward for the next generation of girls”, noted Bhuva Shakti, Chief Sustainable Innovation Officer at Wallet Max and the Chief Ethics & Culture Officer at Women in AI.

Finalists and winners will be announced in the fall of 2023 in a spectacular gala in Canada (more details on venue to follow). Award ceremony invitees will include leaders and influencers from industry, academia, government, prominent AI thought-leaders, AI enthusiasts, venture capitalists and AI startups.

To apply for the Women in AI Awards, or for more information about the awards and the application process, visit our website

Susan Verdiguel, WAI Ambassador in Mexico said, "WAI Awards NA is a great opportunity to celebrate and expose the great work of women in the field of Artificial Intelligence in North America. Collaborating to reduce the gender gap is very important for Mexico to encourage actions, development and programs towards the inclusion of women in the industry to foster a diverse and inclusive AI ecosystem."

If you’d like to support this effort or partner with us in organizing the awards, please write to us at and women in ai will be in touch.

About Women in AI

Women in AI (WAI) is a global network of female experts and professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits a global society. Driven by the mission to close the gender gap in the field by educating the next generation of female leaders in AI and to increase female representation and participation in AI. Through empowerment, knowledge and active collaboration, WAI has grown into a recognized global platform of +11000 members across +140 countries with +100 volunteers-led, local communities - by prominent and influential women in Artificial Intelligence.

Know the steering committee of WAI Awards North America 2023

- Alessandra Sala [Women in AI - Global President]

- Bhuva Shakti [Women in AI - North America & USA Ambassador]

- Susan Verdiguel [Women in AI - Mexico Ambassador]

- Frincy Clement [Women in AI - Canada Ambassador]



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