Annual technology prize for women in tech
Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo. In that same spirit, LeoRegulus aims to illuminate the top talents in the industry and inspire more women to pursue a career in tech.
The technology sector in Sweden is booming; however, women still constitute less than 25 percent of the entire workforce. In order to give a small, but hopefully important, contribution that will inspire more women to pursue a career in the technology sector, LeoVegas established the LeoRegulus Award in November 2018 and is awarded to bright talents annually. The scholarship of 100,000 SEK will be granted to an initiative, organisation or person promoting an increased interest in and awareness of tech among women.
“LeoRegulus aims to illuminate the top talents in the industry”
The application period for latest edition of LeoRegulus was held in November 2019. Any organisation, initiative, or person who is actively working to increase the awareness of or interest in tech among women and who are striving towards a higher degree of diversity & inclusion within the tech-sector, could apply.
In December 2019, the jury chose the DataTjej association as the winner of the scholarship. With over 2,000 members and a large presence on social platforms, DataTjej is one of Sweden's largest network of women in IT & tech.
Business Manager Amanda Björneskog at DataTjej says:
"By winning the LeoRegulus Award, we can now give even more women and non-binary throughout Sweden the opportunity to get to know the IT & tech-industry and inspire more people to open their eyes to the industry. We will be able to give our members more inspiring events and initiative! With the great lack of skills, every initiative is a step in the right direction, and we are incredibly proud to be able to continue our work through the LeoRegulus Award."
The LeoRegulus Award Jury 2019 consisted of:
- Maria Norberg, CEO & co-founder of Teknikkvinnor (LeoRegulus Award winner 2018)
- Ather Gattami, Founder & CEO Bitdynamics & Founder of AI-podden
- Tuva Palm, Executive Tech Advisor & Board Member LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group
- Gustaf Hagman (pictured above), CEO & co-founder of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group
2018 LeoRegulus Awards
- LeoRegulus Award Winner: Teknikkvinnor
- LeoRegulus “RISING STAR”: Techella