Nominations for the Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in 2018 are set to close on Monday 14 May.
For the third year running, Reseller News will celebrate the achievements of a talented crop of female front runners who have become influential figures in the local technology market.
Recognising female excellence across New Zealand, the awards are set for Tuesday 19 June in Auckland, with the luncheon recognising the innovation, excellence and entrepreneurial spirit of Kiwi women in ICT.
Reflective of IDG’s continued dedication to the local market, the 2018 awards will honour standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.
This year will see the introduction of an Achievement award, recognising outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements.
Specifically, this candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as a recognised leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.
As part of the program, an esteemed group of executives has been selected to form the judging panel, spanning partner, vendor and distributor organisations.
Nominations are open and can be submitted for a colleague, by an employee, employer, business partner or for yourself. Please note, only New Zealand-based individuals are eligible.
The Women in ICT Awards 2018 categories are:
The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements.
The candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and recognised as a leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.
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 Shining Star award recognises candidates with more than 10 years in ICT. The successful candidate will have shown noted achievements in the ICT industry, demonstrated areas of success (either through promotion or successful project/company initiatives), and highlighted significant achievements.
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.
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