Nominations for the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been extended due to high demand, with final submissions now expected by 10 May.
Following an overwhelmingly positive response from the local channel since its inaugural launch in 2016, partners, vendors and distributors can now celebrate the achievements of a talented crop of female front runners who have become influential figures in New Zealand’s ICT industry.
Reflective of IDG’s continued dedication to the local market, WIITCA celebrates gender diversity and recognises female excellence in the Kiwi channel.
This year, WIICTA will be held at a lunch celebration at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland on Tuesday June 20, honouring individuals across five categories; Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Community, Innovation and Technical.
Nominations can be submitted by a colleague, an employee, employer or business partner; or you can self nominate, with entries closing on 10 May.
The finalists will be revealed in late May before an esteemed panel of judges - across partner, vendor and distributor markets - cast their votes.
Here’s a quick rundown of the categories…
The Rising Star award recognises the candidate with a commitment to continuous career advancement and a proven desire to reach the next level of professional development.
The candidate - who has been working in the ICT industry for under 10 years - is growing quickly in importance in the ICT field, demonstrating outstanding business acumen and professional integrity.
The Entrepreneur award recognises the candidate who has achieved outstanding results in the ICT industry; an enterprising individual who has achieved success through risk-taking and initiative, often shattering the status quo in business in order to set up new ventures, products or new services.
The Innovation award recognises the candidate who is a stand-out in delivering ‘big picture’ ideas and vision in the ICT industry, thereby responding to change and discovering unique and challenging business opportunities.
The candidate will show a proven track record of finding new and better ways of doing business, continually pushing the envelope in the ICT industry.
The Technical award recognises the candidate who has excelled in the IT and engineering segment of the market, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities.
The candidate will demonstrate excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, and an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.
The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service to the ICT sector, through philanthropic initiatives and efforts to foster a positive working environment for women in IT.
The goodwill ambassador will be actively making a difference in the IT community, working towards the advancement of women in ICT, and going above and beyond to give back to the community.
For more information, and to cast your votes - please click here