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In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women.

We invite you to take part in the 7th WONNOW Awards, a joint initiative between CaixaBank and Microsoft Ibérica. We are looking for the best science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree students to promote equality and reward the academic, professional, personal and social excellence of women in the STEM field.

It’s time to change those percentages… Now is your time!

Awards

The goal of the WONNOW Awards is to promote the future of leading women in STEM and is composed of the following categories:

<strong>Cash prize</strong><br>A prize of €10,000 to the student with the best academic record and professional, personal and social achievements.

Cash prize
A prize of €10,000 to the student with the best academic record and professional, personal and social achievements.

<strong>Professional opportunities with CaixaBank</strong><br>Fifteen paid internships to work at CaixaBank for six months.

Professional opportunities with CaixaBank
Fifteen paid internships to work at CaixaBank for six months.

<strong>Exclusive mentoring with Microsoft</strong><br>A mentoring programme with Microsoft to boost your professional development.

Exclusive mentoring with Microsoft
A mentoring programme with Microsoft to boost your professional development.

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Requirements

Now is your time. Enter the WONNOW Awards and get the chance that will boost your future.

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Entry requirements:

  • Women who have completed and passed the first 180 credits of a STEM degree at a Spanish university.
  • These include ongoing undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate degrees, etc.
  • The professional, personal and social achievements of the student will be assessed, along with their critical thinking and participation in projects, research, professional activities, awards, etc.

Calendar

5th March

Call opens

30th June

Call closes

July - August

Internship winners notified

September

Cash prize adjudication panel
Cash prize winner notified

1st October

Start of internship programme at CaixaBank

October

WONNOW Awards event

January 2025

Mentoring programme with Microsoft

April 2025

End of internship programme at CaixaBank


Values

We invest in supporting your future!

CaixaBank and Microsoft Ibérica are working together to build a future where women will have an equal presence in STEM, by rewarding excellence in female university students in these areas. Now is your time.

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Promoting the presence of women in the STEM field.

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Highlighting the excellence of female university students in STEM areas.

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Promoting scientific and technological vocations in girls and young women.

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Meet one of the winners

Inés Álvarez de Toledo

I’m enormously grateful to the WONNOW Awards for giving visibility to and encouraging female talent in this sector. [...] I intend to use the prize as the initial investment to help me set up my own company in the technology sector. To do that, I have now decided to get international experience while I work on data analysis in the context of sustainability.

Inés Álvarez de Toledo

Cash prize winner in the 6th edition
Irene Abril

My career has grown thanks to the financial support and the visibility that these awards provide. [...] I also feel that my self-confidence has grown a lot, and I’m grateful for the mentoring programme offered by Microsoft, because I’ve been able to discover new perspectives and options for my professional career.

Irene Abril

Cash prize winner in the 5th edition
Michelle Fernández

I not only shared my experience with the best fellow interns, who are incredible, but I also met a team that has taught me so much. This experience has not only opened doors to employment opportunities, it has also enabled me to develop in my career.

Michelle Fernández

Internship award winner in the 5th edition
Amaia Zarranz

The awards have helped me learn how to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have convinced me that artificial intelligence is a field that excites me. It’s also important to underline the visibility that the awards give you and [...] the opportunity to work at CaixaBank Tech [...] as a project manager. It’s an amazing opportunity!

Amaia Zarranz

Internship award winner in the 5th edition
Alma Tobía

Initiatives like this will enable the creation of female role models who will be able to influence, encourage and serve as an example for future young STEM individuals, showing them what’s possible and that they can go far if they want to. [...] This internship has allowed me to fully enter the world of employment and [...] is teaching me skills that will be essential in my professional career.

Alma Tobía

Internship award winner in the 6th edition

Any questions?

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The requirements to take part in the 7th edition are as indicated in the legal terms and conditions: female individuals, of legal age and with their tax residence in Spain, who have officially passed the first 180 credits of a STEM degree studied at a Spanish university, and that are still enrolled and studying a degree, master’s, post-graduate or doctorate course as a continuation of their studies. The degree they are studying must be approved by the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and must be included on the list of STEM degrees in Annex I of the terms and conditions. For more information, please consult the legal terms and conditions using this link.

For both awards, the personal, educational, professional and social achievements of the participants are assessed. Any additional information you can provide us with will be welcome.

The following will also be taken into consideration:

  • The unweighted mean or average mark of the subjects in the academic record of the first 180 studied and completed credits of any of the degrees included in Annex I of the competition.
  • Personal, educational, professional and social achievements. Participation in projects, research, professional work, awards, courses, partnerships, attendance at conferences, publications, knowledge of languages, social and cultural activities, etc. will be an advantage.
  • Reasons included in the motivation letter or video for choosing the project/area(s) selected by the entrant to work in if they are awarded the paid internship.

For more information, please see the FAQs.

The winners will be publicly announced through the posting of a press release by CaixaBank and Microsoft Ibérica on their corporate social media, etc. The winning entrants will be told in advance about their award, with sufficient notice so that they can prepare to join CaixaBank and/or receive the cash prize.

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We support female talent!

Help us to boost the presence of women in the STEM field and reward their academic, professional, personal and social excellence for a fairer society.

Download our campaign kit and share the news about the call for award entries to help us find the next WONNOW winners!

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