​Why it’s time to celebrate female tech excellence in Australia…

​Why it’s time to celebrate female tech excellence in Australia…

Nominations for the 2016 Women in ICT Awards close this week.

Nominations for the 2016 Women in ICT Awards close this week, with ARN urging the industry to come together to celebrate female excellence in Australia.

In its fifth year, WIICTA recognises and celebrates the achievements of talented female front runners who have become influential figures in Australia’s ICT industry.

The awards also recognise the rising stars, women who are quickly growing in importance across the channel, alongside women working towards improving gender diversity in the ICT workplace.

Whether it be Nicki Bowers of Kloud Solutions, Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link, Nicki Page of MOQdigital, Fiona Dicker of Dicker Data, Sharon Whitehand of Exclusive Networks, Lisa Youlden of Nextgen Distribution, Rhody Burton of IBM, Dawn Edmonds of rhipe - WIICTA champions gender diversity and acknowledges success.

For over 25 years, ARN has faithfully chronicled the role of women in ICT, but now, the industry must come together to help support this cause.

As outlined during the recent ARN WIICTA Judges’ Breakfast, more work must be done to recognise female excellence in Australia, with the onus on the channel to spread the word, share stories and promote this worthwhile cause.

WIICTA isn’t just another awards ceremony however, rather the start of a year-long program designed to promote and recognise the professional achievements of women in Australia.

The WIICTA Alumnae program was developed to facilitate mentoring of budding women in ICT and give exposure to some of the past WIICTA winners and prominent industry figures.

Running every quarter, the WIICTA Alumnae program features key presentations and a panel session with former WIICTA winners.

Attendees also go into interactive and informal networking sessions with industry leaders, offering key insights from industry mentors, who speak about their journeys and answer specific questions.

In addition, and as part of the awards program, an esteemed group of executives has been selected as the judging panel, ranging from vendor, distributor and reseller ranks.

Nominations can be submitted for a colleague, by an employee, employer, business partner or for yourself, with the winners of the seven award categories set to be announced on November 25 at a celebration lunch at the Hilton Ballroom in Sydney.

The nominations are now open and will run until Friday, October 28 - to nominate, please click here

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