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2015 Women in ICT Awards: And the finalists are ...

2015 Women in ICT Awards: And the finalists are ...

WIICTA received 199 nominations, up from 82 in the previous year

A packed Ivy Ballroom for the 2014 ARN Women in ICT Awards

A packed Ivy Ballroom for the 2014 ARN Women in ICT Awards

The finalists for the fourth annual Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been selected in seven hotly-contested categories: Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical, and Community.

This year, there was a 143 per cent increase in applicants from last year’s awards (199 nominations compared to 82 in 2014), which is a real testament to the value of a program such as this one.

The awards recognise the very best in the channel, celebrating the achievements of a talented crop of female front runners who have made it through to become influential figures in Australia’s ICT industry. The awards also recognise the ‘rising stars’ in the industry, women who are quickly growing in importance in the ICT industry.

WIICTA will be presented at a lavish luncheon in Sydney at the Ivy Ballroom on Thursday, November 19.

Congratulations to all of our worthy contenders. The finalists are as follows:

ACHIEVEMENT

Karen Drewitt - The Missing Link

Belinda Jurisic - Citrix

Maud Holvast - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Angela Maniscalco - Insight Enterprises

Debra Bordignon - Dimension Data Australia

Wendy Anderson - Cisco

Pamela Cass – Vmware

Bridget Murphy - Fujitsu

RISING STAR

Claudia Couzi - AC3

Simran Kaur - Webroot

Ainsley Wilkinson - APC by Schneider Electric

Sandhya Vaishnav - rhipe

Lida Lazzari - HP

Tamika Sercombe - Dicker Data

Carineh Grigorian - Distribution Central

SHINING STAR

Bernadette Jenkinson - Westcon Group

Kellie Hackney - Kaseya

Tanya Hain - NEXTDC

Emma Harris - Ingram Micro

Anna Torres - Intel ANZ

Carole Champion - Exclusive Networks

Astrid Groves - DPSA

ENTREPRENEUR

Read more: ​Recognise your entrepreneurial spirit - WIICTA

Sapna Bhatia - Adactin Group

Anne Moore - PlanDo Human Capital

Angie Keeler - Zellabox

Katrina Yon - HP

Nicki Bowers - Kloud Solutions

INNOVATION

Gandhi Sivakumar - IBM Australia

Esther Mosad - Microsoft

Karolina Mikita - Distribution Central

Gemma Lloyd & Valeria Ignatieva - Diverse City Careers

Nada Alterisio - HP

Sara Palmieri - Lenovo Australia and New Zealand

TECHNICAL

Emma Ferguson - The Missing Link

Simona Lewis - VMware

Taran Cunningham - Veeam Software

Sarah Barnabas - rhipe

Sophie Vigors - Distribution Central

Shanna Daly - FireEye

Seema Hyne - Cisco

COMMUNITY

Janet Docherty - Symantec

Therese Fletcher - SAP

Sue Armstrong - Fujitsu

Ashlee McCusker - AWS

Vikki Morris - Cisco

Jessica Aung - Dell

Jillian Hill - EMC

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