WiT Award Categories 

The WiT Awards celebrate Queensland Women in Technology.  Whilst you do not need to be residing in Queensland to apply, you do need to demonstrate significant contribution to Queensland technology industries for your application to be considered.  For more information email secretariat@wit.org.au.


Our 2018 WiT Award categories are: 

ICT AWARDS

ICT Young Achiever

 

Eligibility:

  • Women in university or new to the industry in a graduate position (up to 2 years in) making a significant contribution to their team and organisation 
  • University experience (from 1 year undergraduate)/up to 2 years in a graduate (or other) position with an organisation
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection
 

ICT Rising Star

 

Eligibility:

  • Women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and own organisation, serving as role models for others to aspire to 
  • 3–10 years’ experience
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

ICT Professional

Eligibility:

  • Women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and own organisation, serving as role models for others to aspire to
  • 10-20 years’ experience
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary ticket to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1000
  • One year Individual WiT Membership

ICT Outstanding

Eligibility:

  • Women making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Queensland's ICT industry who serve as role models for others to aspire to
  • 20 years or more experience
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy 
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • WiT ICT Ambassadorship
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

LIFE SCIENCES AWARDS 

Life Science Young Achiever

 

Eligibility:

 

  • Women in Life Science who are pre-award (final year of or awaiting award of PhD)

  • Women in Technology Membership

  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland Life Sciences industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

 

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

Life Science Rising Star 

 

Eligibility: 

  • Women with less than 7 years postdoctoral experience
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland Life Sciences industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy 
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

Life Science Research Leader

 

Eligibility:

  • Research Leader making a recognized contribution to the field of life sciences research and development (either through their own organisation, or other activities)

  • Women with 7-15 years postdoctoral experience

  • Women in Technology Membership

  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland Life Sciences industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary ticket to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1000
  • One year Individual WiT Membership 

 

Life Sciences Outstanding

Eligibility:

  • Women making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Queensland’s life sciences industry who serve as role models for others to aspire to
  • Women with 15 years or more experience
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Whilst you do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland Life Sciences industries (either through your organisation or other activities)

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • WiT Life Sciences Ambassadorship
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

SUE WICKENDEN ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS

Established Entrepreneur


 

Eligibility:


  • Female technology entrepreneur and business owner
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Business to be based in Queensland
  • 3+ years trading
  • Whilst you personally do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology and/or life sciences industries

Prizes:

 

  • Trophy 
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

Start Up Entrepreneur

 

Eligibility:

 

  • Female technology start up entrepreneur
  • Women in Technology Membership
  • Business to be based in Queensland
  • 0-3 years trading
  • Whilst you personally do not need to reside in Queensland, you must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology and/or life sciences industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • One year Individual WiT Membership
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS 

Corporate

 

Eligibility:  

  • Organisations with >200 employees (male & female)
  • Organisations demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, flexibility in work practices and programs that otherwise allow women and men to participate equally in the workforce
  • Women in Technology Corporate Membership
  • Whilst the company can have it's head office outside of Queensland, it must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology and/or life sciences industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy 
  • One year Corporate Company WiT Membership
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection

Small Business  


Eligibility:

 
  • Small and medium enterprises with <200 employees (male & female)
  • Organisations demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, flexibility in work practices, and programs that otherwise allow women and men to participate equally in the workforce
  • Women in Technology Medium or Small Business Membership
  • Whilst the business can have it's head office outside of Queensland, it must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology and/or life sciences industries
 
Prizes:
 
  • Trophy
  • One year Medium or Small Business WiT Membership
  • $500 Credit toward attending WiT events/Programs (valid for 12mths)
  • Two x 1 hour mentoring sessions with leading industry connection
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