The nominations are pouring in for the third annual Women in ICT (WIICTA) awards as the clock counts down to the October 22 deadline to cast your vote.
WIICTA recognises and celebrates female excellence in the ICT channel, rewarding professional achievements and outstanding results in the industry. The awards are: Achievement; Rising Star; Entrepreneur; Innovation; Technical; and Community.
The six 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, as well as ‘rising stars’ in the industry.
Nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated by a co-worker, colleague or manager. Simply make your nomination by October 22, making sure you meet the two or three criteria listed for each award. Please limit your response to a maximum of 350 words per question.
The WIICTA celebration luncheon is on Thursday, November 27, at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Last year, over 216 people attended the lavish awards celebration, and ARN is expecting this number to significantly rise as the industry continues to recognise the importance of the WIICTA awards program.
For details, visit Women in ICT mini-site.
Here’s a snapshot of the awards:
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 - who has been working in the ICT industry for less than 10 years - 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.
Read more: WIICTA nominations open October 1