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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 09:30

Women in Technology launches 2016 awards with two new categories

The 2016 WiT Awards were officially launched last night at the organisation’s annual general meeting with two brand new categories available this year.
The new categories will recognise women working in rural and remote areas and an outstanding female educator working in life sciences or information technology.
With 10 awards up for grabs Queenslanders in technology and life sciences are being encouraged to enter the awards from now until 1 June 2016.
WiT president Fiona Hayes said this year’s theme “the future is ours, together we stand” is all about being forward thinking and inclusive in the workplace.

“Every year we’re astounded by the quality of the entries we receive. Our nominees are intelligent, professional and accomplished – talk about inspiring. The WiT awards are about celebrating women and those that support them. We’re looking for women who are experts in their fields and succeeding in traditionally male dominated technology and life science positions. In 2015 WiT received over 200 nominations and this year we’re expecting even more” Fiona said.

Heidi Uytendaal, winner of the 2015 ICT Outstanding Award and the 2016 WiT ICT Ambassador said the WiT award nomination process was an extremely positive experience.
“It made me realise to invest in myself not just the company I work for” she said.
She encourages others to look around at the people you work with and the people you admire and nominate a person that you believe in.
“I promise you it will impact them in a positive way” she states.
Entries can be submitted online at