Sony Women in Technology Award with Nature

Application period for current award cycle has closed.

Thank you to all who applied.

Women in Technology,

Moving the World Forward.

Our aim is to recognize and celebrate the remarkable women spearheading advancements in technology, driving positive change for society and the planet. Spotlighting these achievements, we hope to inspire and empower the next generation of women in technology.

A message from the principal founders

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Hiroaki Kitano


Sony Group Corporation

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Magdalena Skipper

Editor in chief of Nature



Celebrating pioneering women committed to advancing technology for a better society.

How many winners will there be?

We will recognize three inspirational women in technology who are poised to redefine the future of their fields, positively impacting our society and the planet.

Who is it for?

Trailblazers in technology

Why Apply?

An opportunity to propel your career

What you'll receive

$250,000 prize

Early to mid-career women researchers working in academia, at a research institution, or an affiliated university spinout are invited to apply.

Winning this award unlocks a substantial prize and creates avenues to accelerate your research, elevating your professional journey to new heights.

Every recipient of this award will be granted a significant prize to advance their research endeavors. Additionally, your work will be showcased on, amplifying its impact and fostering collaborations on a global scale.



Meet our judges — visionaries and revered luminaries shaping the future of technology.

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Magdalena Skipper

Editor in Chief, Nature

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Dame Stephanie Shirley

IT Entrepreneur, Founder of The Stephanie Shirley Foundation

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Victoria Alonsoperez

Inventor / entrepreneur, Chipsafer + IEETech

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Olga Bubnova

Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Electrical Engineering

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Rebecca Enonchong

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech

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Makiko Kan

Distinguished Engineer of Sony Group Corporation

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Hiroaki Kitano

Executive Deputy President and CTO of Sony Group Corporation

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Geetha Manjunath

CEO & CTO, Niramai

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Pep Pàmies

Chief Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering

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Larissa Suzuki

Technical Director (Office of the CTO), Google





Announcing the 2024 Sony Women in Technology with Nature Judges Panel

April XX, 2024

Applications close on

May 31st, 2024, 23:59 (UTC)


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Nature is dedicated to publishing outstanding advances across all areas of research and engineering. Nature is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in research communication and publishing, and recognizes the pressing need to recognize and reward women for their contributions.

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