A lack of female representation in Australia’s tech industry is well documented, with women making up just 20% of the workforce according to the latest ABS figures.
So the contributions of those innovative women who are working in the industry deserve recognition, and awards that honour such women provide a great means for encouraging more women to seek out careers in the industry.
For the 17th year, Women in Technology (WiT) has honoured the achievements of women working in the technology sector ranging from PhD students to those at executive levels and the companies that employ them.
The 2014 awards were handed out last Friday, with winners including Irina Vetter from Uni of Queensland who took out the rising star award and the Life Science Outstanding achievements going to Anne-Marie Birkill, general partner and executive director of One Ventures.
Queensland University of Technology was awarded the WiT Employer of Choice. Fifty eight percent of QUT’s 7,000 employees are female.
Check out the full list of winners below:
WiT Employer of Choice Award sponsored by GBST
Queensland University of Technology
WiT Professional Award sponsored by Hewlett Packard
Alexandra Spillane from Wotif Group
WiT Infotech Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Datacom
Helen Murray from Queensland Health
WiT Rising Star Award Sponsored by QUT ihbi
Irina Vetter from The University of Queensland
WiT Life Science Research Award sponsored by University of Queensland
Josephine Forbes from Mater Research
WiT Infotech Research Award sponsored by University of Queensland
Helen Huang from ITEE at UQ
WiT Life Science Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by QUT
Anne-Marie Birkill from One Ventures
WiT PhD Career Start sponsored by Women in Technology
Nathalie Bock from QUT TRI
WiT Sue Wickenden Entrepreneurial Award sponsored by Queensland Government
Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann from ATechnology International