The Newsroom is the best startup founded by a woman
The Portuguese company The Newsroom, which was set up to combat the spread of false news and hate speech online, has been voted the best startup founded by a woman in Portugal.
The company won in the category ‘Best Startup in Portugal started by a woman´ in the ‘Portuguese Women in Tech Awards 2022’.
The fifth edition of these awards distinguishes 10 women startup founders who in the opinion of the jury comprising Susana de Sousa, Sofia Matos, Sílvia Coimbra, Ana Margarida Trigo and Manuela Doutel Haghighi who have distinguished themselves in the technology sector in Portugal. The list of winners has arisen after analysing the professional path of the 44 nominees in 11 categories.
“Year after year we have been proud to reward women who continue to stand out in technology. Still associated with men, it is an area in which it continues to make sense to attract women, recognise their work and applaud their successes”, said Liliana Castro, the co-founder of Portuguese Women in Tech in a communiqué released on Monday”.
Liliana points out that she has noticed some change, but there is still a “long way to go until sexual equality is achieved”.
The winners in the 10 categories were:
Daniela Braga, Founder and CEO, Defined.ai, in the category “Founder / Co-Founder”
Mafalda Garcês, country leader director of Pessoas Sénior da Dashlane, on the category “People, Culture & Talent Acquisition”
Mariana Barbosa, Head of PR and Communications at Coverflex, in the category “Community Lead”
Sandra Ferreira, director of Digital Transformation at Universidade Europeia, in the category of “Business Operations & Innovation”
Mafalda Sampaio Soares, Head of Growth and Acceleration in Business in the category “Revenue, Growth, Marketing & Sales”
Fernanda Veiga, Senior Client Experience at Deloitte, in the category “Customer Experience”
Andreia Pais, Senior Programer at HiJiffy, in the category “Engineering”
Filipa Castro, data scientist at Continental, in the category “Data & Analytics”
Susan Greco, product owner at Turbine Kreuzberg, in the category “Product Manager”
Sara Caldas, senior Product Designer at Coverflex, in the category “Designer”