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Portuguese Women in Tech Awards: the winners of 2022

Portuguese Women in Tech Awards: the winners of 2022
Dinheiro Vivo · 21 Nov 2022
The fifth edition of the awards included new categories and, for the first time, the winners were chosen by an all-female jury. While The Newsroom was considered the best startup in Portugal founded by a woman, Daniela Braga was elected the best founder of 2022.

The winners of the fifth edition of the Portuguese Women in Tech Awards are already known, an award that aims to distinguish the women who stood out throughout the year in the technology sector in Portugal. This year, and for the first time, the initiative counted with an entirely female jury.

The Newsroom, which combats the dissemination of misinformation and hate speech on the Internet, through Artificial Intelligence (AI), was considered "Best Startup in Portugal started by a Woman". Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of, won the "Founder/Co-Founder" award.

The "People, Culture & Talent Acquisition" award went to Mafalda Garcês, country leader & senior people director of Dashlane, while the "Community Lead" award went to Mariana Barbosa, head of PR & communication at Coverflex.

In the categories "Business Operations & Innovation", "Revenue, Growth, Marketing & Sales" and "Customer Experience", Sandra Ferreira, director of digital transformation at Universidade Europeia, Mafalda Sampaio Soares, growth & business lead at Acceleration, and Fernanda Veiga, customer experience at Deloitte, were the winners, respectively, lead developer at HiJiffy (winner in the "Engineering" category), Filipa Castro, data scientist at Continental (winner in the Data & Analytics category), Susan Greco, product owner at Turbine Kreuzberg (winner in the "Product Manager" category), and Sara Caldas, senior product designer at Coverflex (winner in the "Designer" category) rounded out the list of award winners.

"Year after year, we are proud to reward women who have made and continue to make a name for themselves in technology. Still predominantly associated with men, it is an area where it continues to make sense to attract female faces, as well as recognise their work and mark their achievements. We have noticed some change, but there is still a long way to go until gender equality, so, as a community, we will be here in the coming years to value and support those who help leverage many companies in the sector," said Liliana Castro, co-founder of Portuguese Women in Tech, quoted in a statement.

Susana de Sousa, Sofia Matos, Sílvia Coimbra, Ana Margarida Trigo and Manuela Doutel Haghighi constituted the jury that analysed the professional path of the 44 nominees in 11 categories.