Calling all Technovation alumnae solving environmental issues! 

Technovation is teaming up with the Patrick J McGovern Foundation to award the Alumnae Changemaker Award to an alumna solving an environmental problem in her community. The Alumnae Changemaker Award comes with a $5,000 cash prize for the winner. Winners will be announced at the 2022 Technovation World Summit, which will be held in August.

Young women and their innovation are essential in addressing pressing environmental issues, including climate change and its devastating effects, and we want to recognize the ways Technovation alumnae are contributing to this global fight.

The application is open until Sunday, June 19th, 2022. Read on for more information about who is eligible and how to apply, and explore our FAQs if you have additional questions.

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What is the Technovation McGovern Alumna Changemaker Award? 

The Technovation McGovern Alumna Changemaker Award is a new award created to recognize an alumna who has worked to solve an environmental problem in her community over the last year (between May 2021 and June 2022).

The award is sponsored by Technovation and our partner, the Patrick J McGovern Foundation, and a $5,000 prize will be awarded to the selected winner. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the 2022 Technovation World Summit.

Individuals and teams are eligible for this award. If you meet the criteria (see below) you can apply as an individual, or as a group, if you all worked on an environmental problem in your community and all previously participated in Technovation Girls. If you apply as a group and are selected to win the award, the prize will be split equally among group members.

Who can apply for the Technovation McGovern Alumna Changemaker Award?

To be eligible for the Technovation McGovern Alumna Changemaker Award, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older, as of March 1, 2022.
    Please note: if you’re applying as a group with fellow Technovation alumnae, everyone must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Have submitted a project to the Technovation Girls competition between 2010 and 2021.This project does NOT need to have been related to the environment.
  • Solved an environmental problem in your community between May 2021 and the present.
    Please note: problems/solutions related to recycling are NOT eligible.

How do I apply for the Technovation McGovern Alumna Changemaker Award?

Complete the application! Applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 19th, 2022.

As part of the application you will be asked to provide the following: 

  • Information about yourself (and your team members if you’re applying as a team—only one person should apply per team)
  • Information about your participation in Technovation Girls
  • Information about your environmental project
  • Evidence of your project in action (this can be a photo, a video, an audio clip, a presentation, or a document)
  • A link to a video (uploaded to YouTube) of yourself explaining the goal of your project, and how you achieved it (2 minutes maximum)
  • The name and contact information for a reference

We can’t wait to hear about your amazing work to tackle an environmental issue in your community.

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