In the words of the immortal Jim Morrison of the Doors: This is the end. The end of all nominating for the second annual Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA). The end of being a chance at winning one of the six highly prized awards.
To put it bluntly: Nominations close today, Friday at October 25, at midnight.
There will be NO further extensions. So don't tarry - nominate now and ensure you don't miss out.
This year's WIICTA Awards will be presented at a lavish luncheon in Sydney at the Ivy Ballroom on Wednesday, November 27. Last year, the inaugural awards were a resounding success with more than 120 ICT professionals attended the event.
There are six awards that recognise and celebrate female excellence in the ICT channel, rewarding professional achievements and outstanding results in the industry.
They 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.
The 2013 Judging Pane comprises three women from the ARN Hall of Fame, some key senior executive managers from companies who have a strong ethos of gender diversity and some winners of WIICTA awards last year.
The judging panel is: Pip Marlow (Microsoft); Maree Lowe (ASI Solutions); Wendy O’Keeffe (Westcon Group); Sara Adams; Kellie Reeves (Dimension Data); Mark Whittard (Toshiba); Duncan Bennet (VMware); Brenton Smith (Symantec); Margrith Appleby (HP); Andrea Della Mattea (Insight); Michelle Zamora (IBM); Dominic Whitehand (WhiteGold Solutions); Alister Dias (EMC); Dawn Edmonds (NewLease) and Ken Boal (Cisco).
To nominate simply click this link and select the category you wish to nominat ine. Nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated by a co-worker, colleague or manager. Simply make your nomination by October 25, ensuring sure meet the two or three criteria listed for each award. Your nomination should not exceed 500 words in total.
If you have any problems with nominating please email Senior Editor, Events Jennifer O'Brien, or Editorial Director, Mike Gee.
The award categories are as follows:
Achievement – The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements. The candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and recognised as a leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.
Rising Star – The Rising Star award recognises the candidate with a commitment to continuous career advancement and a proven desire to reach the next level of professional development. The candidate is growing quickly in importance in the ICT field, demonstrating outstanding business acumen and professional integrity.
Entrepreneur – The Entrepreneur award recognises the candidate who has achieved outstanding results in the ICT industry; an enterprising individual who has achieved success through risk-taking and initiative, often shattering the status quo in business in order to set up new ventures, products or new services.
Innovation – The Innovation award recognises the candidate who is a stand-out in delivering ‘big picture’ ideas and vision in the ICT industry, thereby responding to change and discovering unique and challenging business opportunities. The candidate will show a proven track record of finding new and better ways of doing business, continually pushing the envelope in the ICT industry.
Technical – The Technical award recognises the candidate who has excelled in the IT and engineering segment of the market, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities. The candidate will demonstrate excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, and an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.
Community – The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service to the ICT sector, through philanthropic initiatives and efforts to foster a positive working environment for women in IT. The goodwill ambassador will be actively making a difference in the IT community, working towards the advancement of women in ICT, and going above and beyond to give back to the community.