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Women in AI Awards 2020 

powered by Capgemini

Let’s honor the top European female entrepreneurs in AI: the pioneers who are taking the road less traveled; the women who are paving the way for others to reach even further and to dare to dream even bigger.

The purpose of this prize is to inspire women to take part in AI-related career paths, providing a platform to talents who have launched startups whose products are based on these technologies.

For the second year, Women In AI and Capgemini joined forces to launch this award, in order to support women as essential stakeholders in the development of emerging technologies, from data scientists to business leaders. Internally, the Women@Capgemini global program sets the overarching guidelines around gender balance across the Group.



The use of Artificial Intelligence technologies will expand across industries and entire societies, becoming a basic part of everyday life in the years to come. The lack of gender diversity that already impacts the tech industry in many other domains can be reduced if diversity amongst entrepreneurs is promoted. Therefore, this prize aims to have a positive influence on the future of current and upcoming professionals by encouraging profile equity.


We were looking for:

  • A European early staged startup founded or co-founded by a woman

  • The company’s activity and core value proposition should be based on AI technologies (including speech, image, and video recognition, autonomous objects, natural language processing, conversational agents, prescriptive modeling, augmented creativity, smart automation, advanced simulation, complex analytics and predictions...)

  • Have an MVP or industrialized product or at least one client

  • AI for Good relevance is a bonus

WAI awards 2020 winners


1st 2020 WaiAWARDS winner
Raluca Crisan

CEO & Cofounder at Etiq AI

London, UK

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2nd 2020 WaiAWARDS winner
Deva Senevirathne

Cofounder at Sonrai Analytics

Belfast, UK

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3rd 2020 WaiAWARDS winner
Suvi Uski

CEO & Cofounder at SomeBuddy

Helsinki, FINLAND

our judges

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Roxanne Varza

Director at 

Station F

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Reshma Sohoni

Founding Partner at Seedcamp

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Robin Wauters

Founding Editor at

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Stewart Rogers

Managing Editor at

Grit Daily

Anne Laure Thieullent

VP Artificial Intelligence at


Main partners


Supporting partners
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Wai awards 2020

at #Franceisai

This year's edition was hosted by France Digital during one of the biggest events in AI, #FranceIsDigital. If you missed the ceremony, join us here to learn more about these awards and how Women In AI, along with our partner Capgemini, are supporting female entrepreneurship in AI.

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