Europe’s Most Outstanding Telecentre Woman: Ester Collado (Spain)

12 Dec, 2011

After first being enlisted among the 10 European women of the Top 100 of Global Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers, Ester Collado has been elected, both through public voting and judge rating, as Europe’s Most Outstanding Telecentre Woman Manager.

Her title will be presented with a plaque of recognition, and she will receive a brand-new netbook for use in her work. In addition, she will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to attend the Recognition Ceremony to be held in a regional telecentre network event (specific place and date to be determined per region).

As 8 out of the 10 European women enlisted in the Top 100 are Spanish, the Spanish Telecentre Network Community Association has sent out an official statement in which it thanks the Telecentre.org Foundation for the recognition and rewarding of the efforts of the Spanish Telecentres (and of the Telecentre Network of Catalonia in particular) as a reference in the use of ICT for access to employment, support for social entrepreneurs, SME’s and digital inclusion.


All women enlisted among the Top 100 Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers will receive a plaque of recognition and a gift bag from Telecentre.org Foundation and will be featured in the book, “Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers: 100 Stories”, to be released in 2012.

Telecentre.org Foundation and Telecentre-Europe AISBL thank all participants of this campaign and congratulate Ester Collado for this well deserved recognition as a prominent telecentre woman in Europe.

The Global Search for the 100 Outstanding Telecentre Women Managers was implemented in partnership with the Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN), the Latin America and Caribbean Network (LAC), the Eurasian Telecentre Network (ETN), the Middle East and North African Telecentre Network (MENA), NetAfrica, and Telecentre-Europe. It is a component of the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign, a joint initiative by the International Telecommunication Unionand Telecentre.org Foundation.