REGIONAL women are being encouraged to enter the prestigious Women in Technology (WiT) annual awards with nominations open from now until 15 July 2015.
WiT is a leading technology industry association promoting careers in technology and life sciences to women.
WiT aims to support, develop, recognise and promote achievements of women in ICT and Life Sciences via relevant events, mentoring, board readiness, step up, outreach, programs, awards and networks.
Founded in 1997 with the support of just 10 women the association now has more than 2700 members subscribers, members and affiliates.
WiT president Fiona Hayes said this year marks an important milestone for the awards celebrating their 18th year.
"The WiT awards have come of age. We continue to be amazed by the quality, professionalism and experience of our nominees," Ms Hayes said.
"The WiT awards are about celebrating women - women who are experts in their fields and succeeding in male dominated technology and life science positions.
"In 2014 WiT received over 300 nominations for nine awards and this year we are keen to see even more, especially from regional women.
This year WiT introduces a brand new online nomination process making it easier than ever to nominate. Go to www.witawards.org.au
Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on Friday 28 August 2015 at the Royal International Convention Centre.
WiT is proud to be supporting Hear and Say as their 2015 charity partner for the event.
For more information on the awards go to: http://www.wit.org.au/WITawards
To join WiT go to www.wit.org.au
WiT Award categories:
- Employer of Choice Award: For the employer demonstrating commitment to providing an outstanding working environment for women
- Professional Award: For women with more than 7 years but less than 15 years industry experience.
- Infotech Outstanding Achievement Award: For women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of Queensland's ICT industry who serve as role models for others to aspire to. (15 years or more experience).
- Infotech Research Award: For women making a recognised contribution to the field of ICT research and development.
- Rising Star Award: For women with less than 7 years industry experience in ICT or Life Sciences.
- Life Sciences Research Award: For women making a recognised contribution to the field of Life Sciences research and development.
- Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award: For women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of Queensland's life sciences industry who serve as role models for others to aspire to (15 years or more experience).
- PhD Career Start Award: For PhD students working in IT or life sciences.
- Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Award: For outstanding women whose vision, leadership and initiative have created their own enterprise.