WiTWA Tech [+] Awards Launch

WITWA webinar this Wednesday 17th June at 5pm with guest panellists Marion Burchell, Suzanne Dodd and Ming Johanson.

We are excited to launch the 2020 Awards to showcase the achievements of women in the Tech [+] sector and identify new role models.

Following 2 successful years of WITWA’s Tech [+] Awards, we are back in 2020 with a fresh new campaign and a new category of “Outstanding Diversity Ally” to say acknowledge our male advocates and supporters. 

Our WITWA host Niamh Toohey will be talking to our illustrious panellists about why it’s so important for women to nominate for these Awards, and to hear about their experiences & tips for your nomination.

Photo Marion Burchell

Marion Burchell

Marion is Strategy Director with Deloitte, and before this was the Acting Government Chief Information Officer at the Office of Digital Government.

Marion is a visionary connector of people, strategy, innovation and technology.

She is passionate about data and reform and was pivotal to the government data reform, setting up the open data policy and is a member of the Open Data IVP, the national GovLab practice and joint lead for the Civil Government CST.

Ming Johanson

Ming is a self-declared ‘mother of unicorns’ who supports businesses with social media, shaping the landscape for leaders to adapt their management, sales and marketing culture to the modern-day world of hyper-connectivity.

In her spare time Ming is also an elected board member of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), a regular contributor and commentator for the Australian media in tech, a mentor at Startup Weekends in Perth and an Ambassador for in mental health for R U OK? Day.

Photo Suzanne Dodds

Suzanne Dodds

Suzanne is a business entrepreneur, starting out at 24, building and operating successful companies at home and abroad over the past 20 years. Also, a mother of three, Suzanne has been internationally recognized as a leader in the retail water filtration industry with “Call a Cooler” now one of Australia’s largest water cooler rental businesses.

Suzanne was one of the 1st WA Start Up’s to receive investment from RAC’s Better Labs, and securing almost $300,000 in grant money from the Entrepreneurs Program to commercialise her patented PFAS /Fluoride removing whole of home system.

Also, to do your bit toward rebalance, nominate now for the award that best meets your strengths- and encourage your colleagues, and those who inspire you, to do the same.

It’s 6 simple steps that will make a big difference to address gender imbalance in Tech [+] roles that sits with women holding just 9% of IT leader roles globally, despite so many organisations claiming to have diversity initiatives!

“If you can see her, you can be her, so… let’s see ‘her’!”

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