Congratulations to our 2018 Women in Digital Award Winners!
QUT Bluebox Founder of the Year
Julie Stevanja, Co-founder of StyleRunner
Julie Stevanjais the founder of Style Runner, a highly successful eCommerce Activewear and Apparel platform. A pioneer of innovation, Stylerunner was awarded for their rapid adoption of new technology to deliver unrivalled customer experiences. The judges were particularly impressed with Julie’s leadership and vision within a competitive landscape.
ERM Power Software Developer of the Year
Sarah Smith, CTO of Sortal
Sarah Smith is the CTO of Sortal, a ground-breaking AI powered technology to search your personal images. Sarah has had an impressive global career in technology working with Nokia, Google and Expedia. The judges were impressed with her constant contribution to the Digital eco-system and entrepreneurial spirit.
Columbus Digital Producer of the Year
Candace Marshall, Executive Producer at Josephmark
Candace Marshall is the Executive Producer at Josephmark and Breeder. Candace has been awarded for her work on Clipchamp Create, which the judges described as technically complex and highly strategic. The judges appreciated her business acumen demonstrated throughout the submission and quality of the final output, in addition to being a highly engaged digital community member.
Videopro Digital Marketer of the Year
Brynley King, Managing Director at Brynleyking.com
Brynley King is the founder of Brynleyking.com a sophisticated Digital Marketing agency specialising in eCommerce optimisation. The judges were impressed with her strategic nous and incredible results for clients – exemplified when one of her stores generated it’s first 100k in 164 days.
UQ Business School Leader of the Year
Julie Trell, CEO of Muru-D
Julie Trell is the Global Head of Muru-D, and SheEO Australia Lead. Julie has had a global career with some of the biggest technology companies in the world, and is passionate about education and innovation. The judges were impressed with her playful approach to leadership and change.
Suncorp Innovator of the Year
Sharon Melamed, MD at Matchboard
Sharon Melamed is the Founder of Matchboard, a platform that connects service providers and consumers. Sharon impressed the judges with the platforms’ innovative nature and proven market traction, reinforced by a large number of customer testimonials and raving fans.
Cisco Sales Excellence
Elizabeth Gibbons, Director of Client Services at Zeroseven
Elizabeth Gibbonsis the client director at ZeroSeven. In her role she is responsible for Business Development and company growth, which she has excelled at through tenacity and strategic excellence.
Queensland Urban Utilities Making a Difference
Rachel Downie, Founder of Stymie
Rachel Downie is the founder of Stymie, a platform that helps to prevent bullying in schools. Rachel is solving a very real problem within schools through a technology driven solution.
AWS Community Champion of the Year
Ally Watson, Co-Founder of Code Like a Girl
Ally Watsonis the co-founder of Code like a Girl, an organisation that teaches girls to code in programs across Australia. Ally was voted the People’s Choice for this award for her admirable commitment to moving the needle for girls in tech.
CUA Incubator of the Year
Womens Business School
The Womens Business School provides training and support for women to grow their business using Digital Technology as an enabler and productivity maker. The judges were impressed with their results and commitment to empowering women.
AWS Board Diversity
AV Technology is a company focused on constant improvement of their workforce, company performance and culture. They have demonstrated unparalleled self awareness, commitment to change and belief in the value of Diversity and Inclusion.
AICD Employer of the Year
CISCO QLD has achieved incredible results in improving their gender diversity from 6 to 37% in the last 12 months largely driven by the QLD State Manager Michael Reid. The judges were impressed with their tangible results and Michael’s passion for Diversity.
Arq Group Educational Leadership
Tech Girls are Superheroes
Tech Girls Movement work with schools across Australia to inspire and mentor young girls into Technology. Winners are often taken to the US to visit Silicon Valley and learn about the opportunities careers in technology provide. The judges were impressed with the organisations impact, with proven success in inspiring more young women into technology.