Waze is looking for GIRLPOWER!

We love our users, but there's a small problem – they’re almost all boys! We’re talking, like, 98%. We’ve been asking ourselves about where all the waze girlpower is for a while now, and today we’ve finally decided to take action: CALLING ALL LADIES!

If you’re a girl gadget geek who loves getting involved in trendsetting technology projects, then waze wants you. We’re looking for ladies to become wazers and to start contributing to the driving communities in their areas. And as a small incentive to help attract more female attention to our app, we’re giving away an iPad to a randomly selected wazerette on June 17!

How to make yourself eligible to win the iPad:

1- Be a woman. We don’t suggest you do this especially for the contest, if you’re not one already.

2- Retweet this message on Twitter (feel free to translate, outside of English-speaking countries): 

Ladies: RT this message, download waze, and chit chat ‘girlpower!4 your chance to win a new iPad! Details here: bit.ly/cqg2Rn

3- Download waze, if you haven’t already. Make sure to register your email address in the registration process, or in yours settings, so we’ll be able to contact you, should you be the lucky winner!

4- Post one ‘chit chat’ on the waze map with this message (must be in English): Girlpower!

Note that to send a ‘chit chat’, all you have to do is to click the ‘report’ button, click the purple and blue ‘chit chat’ icon, type your message, and then click send.

Simple as that. On June 17, we’ll randomly select one lady wazer who has completed all of the above steps and reward her with said shiny new iPad. Not half bad, eh? Please help us spread the word!

And now, the fine print...

ELIGIBILITY:You must be  a female of 18 years of age or older to enter the Waze Inc. (Hereby “Waze”) girlpower contest.  Winner will need to provide a valid state and/or country ID proving their gender in order to claim prize.  CONTEST PERIOD: Waze's girlpower contest  begins at 09:00 EST on June 7, 2010 and ends on June 17, 2010 23:59 EST PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Each winner is responsible for any applicable taxes. Prizes listed are subject to its general availability on the market. In the event of non-availability on the market, Waze will provide a similar or equal compensation. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Waze and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest or any contest related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. Waze reserves the right under its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend or modify the terms of the contest, in whole or in part; and the right to disqualify any participant in the event of tempering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which in Waze sole opinion corrupt or effect the fairness, integrity, legality or proper conduct of the contest.  CONDITIONS: This contest is subject to federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Waze makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, directly or indirectly, regarding the prize delivery and Waze is not responsible for prize delivery being late, lost, stolen, damaged, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, or postage-due. Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to the contest and (c) In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another winner.GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: This contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflict of laws doctrine of any jurisdiction; and any disputes, claims or causes of action shall be resolved only in a state or federal court located in the County of New York, State of New York. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of pocket costs incurred and under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket costs and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


  1. Check the retweets - why are most of those pictures of men? LOL

    I think you need to add a driver's license verification in your official rules!

    Where are all the ladies?

  2. Just out of curiosity, how will you know what Waze accounts are connected to Twitter accounts? I don't recall entering my Twitter ID anywhere on Waze.

    Love the tone, BTW :-)

  3. I suppose the men just support the cause :).

  4. Talia asked a good question which I also like to know, my wife uses a different username on Twitter than she does on Waze, so I can imagine it could be hard to find out which account is connected to who.

    Should she change her username on either Twitter or on Waze so they're the same?

  5. Is it a world wide competition or...?

  6. Yael, can they just keep the username they currently have on Twitter and on Waze, even when they're not the same, or do they need to be the same for you guys so it is easier to check if they did everything?

  7. No need to change, u can keep your current. RT Download and be a lady, we'll sort out the rest.

  8. Ok thanks :) I will inform her, she was a bit worried :)

  9. I've got 2 questions:
    1) I already had the Waze iPhone app downloaded but I'm not sure if my email address is registered (signed up a long time ago). I looked in settings>general & settings>profile and didn't find anything re email info...
    2) I forgot my password! Didn't find any password reminder links. How do i recover my password?

  10. Hi i have a question, i can post the message also by facebook or only by twitter to join the contest? because i haven't twitter thanks so much, Martina

  11. Cool app!!! Love it and following on twitter!! @bikerblue1972

  12. Great to hear. We want you on board. Let us know what you feel about the app.

  13. Sorry martina - this one is for twitter only. We may do something in the future for Facebook

  14. The contest is over and we're working to validate the winner. Announcement to come!