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 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.

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 join 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 top 3 winners, in addition to being followed up by the Capgemini Acceleration program, will receive respectively:
·       In 1st place: 8 000 €
·       In 2nd place: 5 000 €
·       In 3rd place: 2 000 €




Are you a female entrepreneur in the AI field and based in Europe?

We are looking for inspiring leaders who have founded or co-founded a company with a working product in the field.


We are 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

winners announcement


For the 2019's edition, we received over 65 different applicants from more than 15 countries. We selected three amazing women whose story and work in the AI world inspired us and whose figure as female role models highlighted what we stand for as Women In AI.

1st 2019 WaiAWARDS winner
Camille Morvan

CEO & Cofounder at Goshaba

2nd 2019 WaiAWARDS winner
Priya Lakhani OBE

Founder & CEO at Century Tech
London, UK

3rd 2019 WaiAWARDS winner
Francesca Fedeli

President at FightTheStroke.org
Milan, ITALY

Join us on November 16th in Paris during  the event France is AI 2020 to celebrate the success stories of Women in AI.

Where: Station F, Paris



The award nominees will be announced on September 16th.

Apply before August 31st. We can't wait to hear your story!

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