Digital Female Leader Award


Struggling to find women in the digital economy? Not having any luck?! Well, we assure you, they exist. They are founders and designers in companies, politics and society who are driving forward and sustainably shaping digitization. With the #DFLA – an initiative of Global Digital Women – we want to make the stories and career paths of women visible. You applied or nominated women, who you see as role models or inspire you, in several categories, such as: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Health, Lifestyle, Mobility and many more. There are three finalists of each category and the winners of each category will be announced during the Journey to Diversity. During this period also the awards will be handed over to the winners.

4 Benefits

you get with the Digital Female Leader Award 2022

Our Network

You make valuable contacts with our partners, the community and former winners.

Your Stage for a whole Day

During the #JourneyToDiversity you will have one whole day during which you can pesent us your project and tell us about your vision.


Our communication gives you and your project a special stage & extraordinary visibility.

Endless Empowerment

You will experience empowerment through our dfla network.

On April 11, 2022, the Digital Female Leader Award, the most important prize in the female digital scene in the DACH region, started for the fifth time in a row.

Under this year’s motto “Trailblazers of the Next Generation”, we dedicate the award to the various paths of our female leaders as well as the stewardship that brands, decision-makers, and teams take on daily through a wide variety of initiatives. This stewardship has paved the way for today’s generation and will expand it even more for the next.

This year’s application & nomination period lasted 2 weeks and ended on 09.05.2022.

There was one change compared to previous years: This year, the #DFLA22 jury members also each nominated 10 people to various categories, all of whom go into the pot of nominees.

Don’t worry though – it doesn’t matter if you nominated yourself, nominated someone else, or were nominated by a jury member – everyone’s chances of winning were always the same. All applicants and nominees will be evaluated through multiple, fair voting loops by GDW & our outstanding jury. The reason for this small extension of the nomination process was that we wanted to achieve even more coverage of potential DFLA applicants & nominees through the additional nominations.

Until 31 May, the TOP 3 of each category were selected in several voting loops. All finalists (TOP 3 of all categories) were informed by email on 01.06.2022 and their profiles were published on this website from 01.06.2022.

#DFLA22 Timeline

11. April

Start of #DFLA22 Campagne

25. April - 9. May

Application and Nomination Period

23. May - 29. May

Jury Online Voting

1. June

Publishing of TOP 3 on this Website

14. June

Final Jury Online Voting

9. - 26. September

18 days Journey to Diversity

1. October

Final Event