The Digital Female Leader Award is an award for inspiring women who advance and shape digitization. The award is an initiative of Global Digital Women (GDW) in cooperation with our partners and sponsors and is awarded by a jury of diverse experts. This year we award the DFLA for the fifth time.

Our partners and sponsors are:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • AXA
  • Clifford Chance
  • Comdirect
  • comma,
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • DHL Consulting
  • Fujitsu
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser
  • Klöckner & Co
  • Nespresso
  • NTT Data
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Philip Morris
  • P&G
  • PWC
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Vodafone

No, anyone can apply for or nominate for the DFLA, no matter which company she belongs to. Whether the company is a sponsor or partner of the DFLA has no influence on the application.

The award ceremony will take place on 28 November 2020.

All women of the corporate world, politics, culture, education and similar, who promote and shape digitization, can apply or be nominated for the DFLA.

The DFLA is intended to honour individuals or teams. This means that the nomination is not limited to one person per company – you can nominate as many inspiring personalities as you like!

No! The DFLA is international and open to personalities from all countries and fields. Last year there were 740 nominations from 19 different countries – we are trying to surpass that this year!

No, an application in English is also possible. Here you can find the link to the English application form.

Teams can also be nominated for the DFLA! When you apply/nominate, you can simply specify a main contact person and state in the subsequent application that you are nominating a team.

The application period runs until July 29 at 23:59. Until then you can still apply yourself and all your friends or colleagues who you think deserve the DFLA!

Apply here.

It’s simple – just fill out a short application form to nominate you or another person. This consists of just four short questions, about what makes you or your nominated person a Digital Female Leader and some contact details. You can find the application form here.

  • What significance does digitalization have for your career/the career of your nominated person?
  • Why are you/your nominated person a Digital Female Leader?
  • Describe in one sentence what leadership is for you/your nominated person.
  • Brief description of the company or service or product (your nominated person).

After 29 July, our jury will select a shortlist of 3 finalists per category. These 54 finalists will then be invited to the award event on 28.11., where the 18 winners will be annouced. All finalists will come on stage and will be presented to the community.

Our jury consists of leading personalities from business and science. The members have expertise in a wide range of specialist areas in order to do justice to all applicants. You can find more information about our jurors here.

The DFLA offers all finalists and winners a great platform to make their stories visible. The finalists are presented in detail on all our channels and achieve great visibility. In addition to the physical award, there is also a small prize for each finalist – stay curious! And of course all finalists can look forward to a great award evening on November 28!

Our award categories are very broad, because digitisation is everywhere! We are looking for personalities in companies, politics and society who are driving digitalization forward and shaping it sustainably. So you don’t have to be a programmer or IT specialist to apply for the DFLA!

The DFLA is awarded in the categories:

  • Career
  • Digital Transformation
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • FinTech/Money
  • Global Hero
  • Health
  • Innovation
  • IT-Tech
  • Legal
  • Lifestyle
  • Mobility
  • New Work
  • Sheroes
  • Social Hero
  • Sustainability

There will also be an Audience Award: After the closing date for applications, all applicants will be presented on our website from 5 to 18 August and the community will decide who will receive the Digital Female Leader Audience Award!

The award categories are very broad. Digitization is a trend-setting topic for business and society and anyone who uses and promotes it can apply for or be nominated for the DFLA. If none of the categories seems to fit, don’t worry! In the application simply enter the category in which you see yourself or your nominee most likely. It is also possible to nominate for several categories.

Last year’s finalists are a diverse group of founders, journalists, professors, managers, teachers and specialists from various fields. You can find out more about the DFLA 2019 here.

Our award is primarily there to celebrate our Digital Leaders! In addition to the award ceremony, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and celebrate!

The award is presented by Global Digital Women (GDW) in cooperation with our partners. GDW is an international network of women in the digital industry. The aim is the networking, visibility and strengthening of inspiring digital minds of our time. With GDW we offer #femaledigitalheroes from companies, politics, associations and organisations a platform and space for exchange and visibility of their career paths. More information about the work of GDW can be found here.

Here you can subscribe to our DFLA Newsletter. In addition we inform you regularly via Twitter and Instagram.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. You can find our contact form here.