Let’s celebrate: Shipz wins top tech award

We’re officially an award-winning business!

We’re obviously proud of what we do at Shipz, and we’ve put a lot of time and effort into developing the platform, but since we only officially launched in September, even we didn’t think we’d start to win awards this quickly… but we have!

We’re thrilled to announce that Shipz has been recognized at the WomenTech Global Awards 2020, winning the Women-led start-up in tech award. 

It wasn’t an easy road – after several rounds of judging, we made it through to the finals, where we were asked to pitch and take part in a Q&A, absolutely live, at a virtual event on December 3rd. And after the judges deliberations, Shipz was awarded the gold medal.  

Despite the grilling (!), it was great to, not only share what we’ve been working on, but also really drive home the importance of international shipping and of effective, efficient supply chains. Especially in light of COVID-19.  

WomenTech is the world's largest community for women in technology with more than 4,500 ambassadors representing 161 countries. And at the 2020 global awards – despite the indisputably tough year – there were a whopping 2,238 contestants from 153 countries. 

As well as the awards, the event also boasted some insanely talented keynote speakers, including Tessa Kriesel, Head of Developer Community at Twitter, Khaoula Slaoui Thibout, Head of strategy Innovation and Transformation at Orange, and Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton – Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. As a veteran of four space flights:, she’s logged over 975 hours in space and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010. It’s safe to say Shipz was in illustrious company!

Anna Radulovski, Founder and CEO at WomenTech, began the network with a vision of giving visibility and recognition to accomplished and aspiring female tech leaders, as well as allies, working toward a more equal and inclusive world. This is an ethos we truly share at Shipz, making this win even more important for us. 

Anna enthused, “Congratulations Shipz for making a difference in the tech world and helping the industry to get one step closer towards closing the gender gap in tech. Great recognitions come with great responsibility and we hope to see continuation of those great efforts. ”

And that is a responsibility we don’t take for granted. We’ve already joined forces with three leading businesses to help further enhance the Shipz offering and we have SO much more to bring you in 2021. Stay tuned!

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