New date for ARN Women in ICT Awards

Credit: ARN / IDG

The new-look Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) will run as an in-person celebration lunch at ICC Sydney on Tuesday 7 September, in what will be the largest celebration of female excellence within the technology channel across Australia.

The decision to reschedule comes in response to evolving COVID-19 developments at both state and national levels.

“We remain fully committed to the preparation and delivery of our in-person WIICTA event but understand all precautionary actions must be taken,” said Cherry Yumul, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG. “At this stage, our top priority remains the health and safety of event attendees, partners, suppliers, staff, speakers and any others involved in our events or business interactions.”

In confirming Tuesday 7 September at ICC Sydney, WIICTA will adhere to government safety guidelines while ensuring additional capacity is available to meet enhanced attendance and sponsorship demand. IDG applies COVID-safe conditions of entry to in-person event formats. For more information — click here.

Going forward, WIICTA will now welcome more than 500 guests to accommodate a record-breaking 205 finalists (185 individuals and 20 companies), shortlisted from a pool of 120 organisations and more than 340 nominations, spanning partner, telco, vendor and distributor businesses.

“We believe this proactive approach is required to ensure minimal disruption to our attendees and sponsors,” Yumul added. “This year WIICTA has generated a volume and calibre of nominees never been seen nor conceivable before — we look forward to celebrating female excellence with the entire ecosystem across Australia.”

Celebrating female achievement

Following a record-breaking nomination process, this marks a significant expansion in reach, support and market appeal, doubling a best effort of over 100 finalists in 2020 to position WIICTA as the leading technology awards program for gender diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the Australian channel.

Reflective of a diverse technology network — and a thriving channel community — over 70 partner companies are in the spotlight, in addition to more than 40 vendors and over five distributors.

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