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Women in Drupal 2023

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Published on October 23, 2023

Women in Drupal 2023

Women in Drupal Award 2023

We are excited and proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, we have had the honor of presenting and sponsoring the Women in Drupal Awards. This year's event took place at the grand DrupalCon 2023 in Lille, France. 

Background of the Women in Drupal Award 

In the tech realm, and especially within the Drupal community, the achievements of women often go overlooked. Acknowledging this, we initiated the Women in Drupal Awards in order to offer recognition and celebrate the contributions of women in the developer community. 

The award is split into three categories: 

  • Define - This category honors those who venture into conceptualizing innovative Drupal projects. Strategists, designers, founders, and changemakers, all find a home here. 
  • Build - Those involved in the creation and structure of Drupal projects will be recognized in this category. It covers developers, HR specialists recruiting for Drupal roles, and community members contributing to the Drupal environment. 
  • Scale - This category acknowledges individuals who have contributed to the growth of platforms or businesses. It's intended for developers, sales professionals, and consultants. 

Selecting the Winners 

After a public nomination phase, the winners were selected by an esteemed jury consisting of: 

  • Cristina Chumillas - Winner of the Define category of the Awards 2022, Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot 
  • Surabhi Gokte - Winner of the Build category 2022, Community Manager at Srijan Technologies 
  • Stella Power - Winner of the Scale 2022 category and CEO & Founder of Annertech 
  • Baddy Sonja Breidert - CEO and Co-Founder of 1xINTERNET & Board Chair at Drupal Association, Frankfurt 
  • Kitt Ralkov - Head of HR & Experience, FFW Europe 

On October 17th, at this year's DrupalCon, the community gathered on stage to acknowledge the award recipients. 

Meet the 2023 Women in Drupal Award Winners 

Tiffany Farriss - Define category winner: 
Tiffany, CEO and owner of Palantir.net, has actively contributed to building robust environments with Drupal as a primary tool. Her involvement with the Drupal community, both past and present, as a member of the Drupal Association Board of Directors, emphasizes her consistent dedication to the cause. 

Marine Gandy - Build category winner: 
Marine, the current president of the Drupal France association, has been a quiet force, promoting inclusivity in the tech domain. Her focus on crucial aspects like accessibility showcases her intent to drive meaningful change in the community. 

Lenny Moskalyk - Scale category winner: 
Lenny, coming from the Ukrainian Drupal Community and associated with DrupalCamp Kyiv, has been a consistent presence in the community. Her contributions to various Drupal events highlight her commitment to the Drupal ethos. 

In Conclusion 

We are proud to see the overwhelming positive reception of the Women in Drupal Awards within the community. It reinforces our commitment to shedding light on the achievements of women in the Drupal landscape. 


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