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Digital solutions to tech’s gender inequality

|24 January 2017|


The lack of gender diversity in the tech industry will be addressed at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Six inspiring startups have been selected to showcase their innovative digital solutions to better promoting gender diversity in the tech industry.

The Hack_D_Gap global challenge, launched in collaboration between GSMA’s Women4Tech programme and 4YFN, called for startups to come forward and present their digital solutions aiming to reduce the gender gap and promote gender diversity in the tech industry.

Six finalists will travel to Barcelona and show their products from an exhibition booth in the Women4Tech startup corner and battle it out on 4YFN’s main stage.

The finalists are:

  • Adalab (Spain) is a social startup that empowers young women to become leading professionals in the digital world.
  • Emerj (Israel) matches employees with internal mentors who are specifically relevant to the issue at hand and can offer immediate, relevant and discreet advice.
  • TeamEQ (Spain) is the first team analytics HR tool in real time. It has been designed to increase teams’ global performance and collective intelligence.
  • Work Wide Women (Italy) is a social network dedicated to the growth of female talent in technology.
  • Fuelling (Netherlands) is an app for companies that encourages and rewards employees for their sportsmanship.
  • Blunder (Spain) offers a solution to know the state of the business and to answer various needs of the employees.

Check out the finalists competing to be the winner of the challenge! See them pitch on the Nestlé stage to a panel of judges on Tuesday 28 February at 11am.

In addition to the pitches, visitors can also meet the finalists in the Innovation Market as they will be exhibiting for the full three days in the Women4Tech’s startup corner.

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Iain is a creative writer, journalist and lecturer, and formerly an editor of two international business publications. Iain is now editor of Innovators Magazine, as well as the strategic content director for OnePoint5Media.


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