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 2019 WiT Award categories are: 

ICT AWARDS

ICT Young Achiever

 

Eligibility:

  • Women at the start of their career making a significant contribution to their team and employer organisation
  • < 3 years' experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology 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


ICT Rising Star

 

Eligibility:

  • Women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and employer organisation, serving as role models for others
  • 3–10 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology 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

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
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary ticket to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1300
  • 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
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology industries

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)

  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland technology 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

Life Science Rising Star 

 

Eligibility: 

  • Women with less than 7 years postdoctoral experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland 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

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

  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland life sciences industries

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary ticket to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1300
  • 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
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland life sciences industries

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

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
  • Whilst the organisation can have its 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
  • Whilst the organisation can have its 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

SUE WICKENDEN ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARD

Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Award


 

The Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Award recognises women who have been instrumental in launching and building a successful technology-based business and who are contributing to the development and growth of the economy in Queensland and beyond.


Eligibility:


  • Female technology entrepreneur either start up or established who has primary responsibility for growing and managing the business
  • Business to be headquartered in Queensland
  • 1+ years trading
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland but must demonstrate 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

WiT COMMUNITY AWARD

Community Award


This award recognises women in the not-for-profit sector who are using technology and technological expertise to make a significant contribution to the Queensland community. 

Eligibility:

  • Female employees or volunteers working in the community/NFP sector
  • Using technology or technological expertise to benefit a community - either directly or by enhancing the operations of a recognised community service group, benevolent organisation, foundation, charity or the like
  • Organisation to be headquartered in Queensland and/or providing support services to the Queensland community
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland but must demonstrate 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
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