Welcome to the homepage of the Digital Girl of the Year™ Award, an annual award recognising outstanding girls in digital sectors around the world.  The Digital Girl of the Year™ Award is part of the international Ada Awards™ that recognise outstanding girls and women in digital sectors globally and the organisations that support them.   The awards are affectionately named after the first-ever computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, Lady Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace.

The Digital Girl of the Year™ Award is destined for one or more girls* who live and/or study in the specified geography and distinguish themselves and their communities by demonstrating, promoting or actually increasing:

  • Digital skills among girls and women;
  • Participation of girls and women in digital studies and careers; and/or
  • Use of digital skills and know-how for the benefit of society.

*anyone who identifies as a girl

To find out what’s happening with the Ada Awards™ in different regions of the world, please see below.

To find out more about the different Ada Awards™ categories, please see below.

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Belgian Minister De Croo Recognises Top Girls and Women in Tech

On 8 December in Brussels, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo recognised top girls and women in digital fields in Europe and underscored the need for positive role models, coding curriculum and communities of excellence to encourage youth toward digital careers. “Young people need inspiration,” De Croo said in remarks at a ceremony for …

DLI Awards Top European Girls and Women in Tech

LUXEMBOURG – 14 December 2015 – Today in Luxembourg, Europe celebrated top girls and women in technology as part of the Luxembourg presidency of the Council of the European Union. The 2015 European Ada Awards, an initiative of the Brussels-based Digital Leadership Institute (DLI), were presented in the categories of Digital Woman, Digital Impact Organisation, …