Looking for ways to #EmbraceEquity this International Women’s Day? Here’s some good news: You’ve got the opportunity to take a stand, address inequality and make a genuine human impact during Avanade’s first-ever IWD global hackathon, a two-day hacking event designed to generate tech solutions for some of today’s most pressing equity issues.

Held in collaboration with Major League Hacking, Women in Cloud and the International Rescue Committee, we challenge you to hack and create solutions around reducing bias, taking action, celebrating difference and allyship, so we can do what matters in honor of International Women’s Day. The top prize-winning team will be awarded $8,500 USD, plus a 45-minute meeting with the Avanade executive leadership.

Sign up as a team of up to 4 to hack a solution over the weekend of 4-5 March 2023. This is your chance to use your unique skillset and perspective to make a difference in the future of equity – we can’t wait to see what you create!

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  • Any technology stack may be used.
  • Describe your project, the problem it solves and how it solves it, making sure to relate your project to the hackathon themes.
  • Provide a link to a video (maximum 2 minutes) that describes your project and shows a working prototype (recommend YouTube.)
  • Provide a link to the source code repository of the project (GitHub is recommended) or an interactive prototype in Figma. Other interactive prototyping apps will be considered as long as the link provided is public and can be accessed by the judges.
    • If source code has been provided, instructions to run the project should be included, or a link to a demo.
    • If a prototype has been provided, it should be detailed, highly functional, polished, and consider accessibility considerations.

Note: Links provided must be public. If judges cannot access the video, and prototype or source code repository, this may affect your submission.

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$10,300 in prizes

Avanade 'Best In Show' Challenge

$8500 to be shared by members of the 'best in show' winning team (maximum 4 people per team).

Plus a 45-minute meeting with the Avanade executive leadership.

Women in Cloud 'Allyship' Challenge

How can technology help women better access the resources of industry networks to accelerate women entrepreneurs and leaders?

$150 Amazon voucher per team member (maximum team of 4) of winning team.

IRC 'Taking Action' Challenge

Show how technology can assist refugee women and girls seeking sexual and reproductive healthcare access or information.

$150 Amazon voucher per team member (maximum team of 4) of winning team.

Avanade 'Reducing Bias' Challenge

Find solutions to end gender bias and discrimination in the hiring process and at the workplace so women thrive in their careers and their achievements are celebrated.

$150 Amazon voucher per team member (maximum team of 4) of winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Women In Cloud (WIC)

Women In Cloud (WIC)

Judging Criteria

  • Encouraging Equity on International Women’s Day
    How well does the project meet the themes of the hackathon and encourages equity, reducing bias, allyship or taking action?
  • Inspiration & Impact
    How inspiring/impactful is the project? Show your passion for technology and doing what matters.
  • Clarity & Presentation
    How well is the idea communicated and explained? Have you explained the problem your project addresses and how it addresses it?
  • Prototype Demo & Technology
    How polished is the proof of concept in the form of a working prototype? How innovative is the solution?
  • Future Implementation and Viability
    How could this be project be rolled out into the real world? What considerations have been given?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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