Nominations open for 2024 EDGE in Tech Athena Award

EDGE in Tech™ Initiative at UC
2 min readNov 19, 2023


Recognizing extraordinary leaders championing inclusion in tech.

Nominate a Leader for Inclusion Now

Want to recognize an inspiring leader or organization that is advancing equity and inclusion? We are looking for those incredible people have made supporting women and others who are underrepresented in tech a priority. Nominate them for an EDGE in Tech Athena Award today!

The EDGE in Tech Athena Awards recognize those who embody, encourage and promote the inclusion of women and others who have been historically marginalized in the tech sector. Awardees are leaders who inspire others to pursue and persist in technical careers by way of their outstanding contributions, service and mentorship to foster inclusion in science and technical fields.

Nominations are open to all candidates regardless of gender, age, institutional affiliation and country of residence. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. PT on Monday November 27, 2023.

Nominations are open in these four categories:

  • Executive Leadership (individual)
  • Academic Leadership (individual)
  • Early Career (individual)
  • Next-Generation Engagement (organization)

Read more about the qualifications for nominations at

Awards will be announced during the annual EDGE in Tech Symposium, “Advancing Health Tech for All”, on Friday, March 8, 2024, which will highlight the experiences of experts working to advance innovation and equity in health tech.

Submit nominations by 5 p.m. PT, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 to

EDGE in Tech Athena Awards are made possible by the Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in TechTM) Initiative at the University of California, a program presented by CITRIS and Banatao Institute and Berkeley Engineering. Visit us at

Learn about prior winners: 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

2023 Awardees: Jodi Shelton. Co-founder and CEO, Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Tonya Evans. Professor, Penn State Dickinson Law; Computational and Data Sciences.
Erika Moore, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida



EDGE in Tech™ Initiative at UC

Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech) Initiative @ UC | CITRIS & the Banatao Institute + Berkeley Engineering