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Join us at Brisbane’s iconic Howard Smith Wharves for an unforgettable night celebrating women in digital.
The National Women in Digital Awards is an annual celebration of leadership, innovation and excellence. Last year we welcomed 350 guests from across Australia to celebrate the inaugural national Women in Digital awards, and were thrilled to host special guests such as Steve Baxter, Katherine Woodthrope, Minister Kate Jones, Julie Trell, Julie Stevanja, the Tech Girls Movement team and more.
This year we are going bigger and better
We are anticipating over 600 attendees joining together to celebrate fabulous women achieving digital excellence in their fields. And we want you to come along!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT…
A night with industry peers
Presentation of awards
Chef-crafted 2 course meal
Flowing 5hr drinks package
Music performed by a live band
Lucky door prizes
Plus… party on with the Women in Digital community at the awards afterparty (venue TBC).
HEAR FROM WOMEN LEADING THE INDUSTRY…
Keynote: the illustrious Aileen Gemma Smith, CEO of Vizalytics
MC: the exceptional Monica Bradley (Director of Purposeful Capital) is sharing the stage with the phenomenal Cat Matson (Chief Digital Officer of the City of Brisbane) to co-MC the night.
Demo: live demo of a new digital creation by the ever-inspiring Tech Girls Movement
WANT THE FINER DETAILS?
DATE: November 8, 2019
DURATION: 6pm – 11pm
LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD
VENUE: Howard Smith Wharves
THINK YOU (OR A FRIEND) HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
Do you think you, your friend or a business has what it takes to take home an award? Scroll through our categories below and nominate or apply. Anyone can nominate. NOMINATIONS HAVE JUST BEEN EXTENDED – CLOSING THIS FRIDAY (Oct 18) @ 4PM.
An added perk of nominating? Receive 10% off when you book your tickets! Keep an eye on your inbox for your discount code once you complete your nomination.
The categories are…
The ‘Canstar Digital Diversity: Employer of the Year’ award acknowledges organisations that are making an outstanding contribution to achieving diversity in their digital organisation or teams.A little bit about our 2018 winner: Cisco QLD was awarded the ‘Employer of the Year’ award for their incredible results in improving their gender diversity from 6% to 37% in the previous 12 months largely driven by the QLD State Manager (and now category judge) Michael Reid. The judges were impressed with their tangible results and Michael’s passion for diversity.
This award recognises an ambitious young innovator – perhaps studying at university or early in their career – who has demonstrated an outstanding level of initiative and leadership as an early-in-career digital specialist.
2019 is the first year we will be presenting the ‘AWS Rising Star of the Year’ award. Want to be the first to take home the trophy? Click the link below.
This awards recognises Australia’s leading female digital founders. Entrants will be able to demonstrate true entrepreneurial spirit with vision and excellent execution.
A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year this award was presented to none other than Stylerunner‘s founder, Julie Stevanja. 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.
This category recognises the extraordinary power of great content to drive digital outcomes. This is an individual entry designed to recognise and showcase a brilliant creative campaign with exceptional results.
A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year, Candace Marshall (Executive Producer at Breeder and Senior Digital Project Manager at Josephmark) was awarded the ‘Digital Producer of the Year’ award. Candace was 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.
At Women in Digital, we are passionate about mentoring, educating, elevating and leading the next generation of women in digital. The ‘Queensland Urban Utilities Community Champion’ award recognises and celebrates women who are actively working on this mission in their community.
A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year, Ally Watson (co-founder of Code Like A Girl) was awarded Community Champion of the Year. Code Like A Girl is 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.
The ‘Expose Media Digital Marketer of the Year’ award celebrates data driven digital marketing from an individual who has achieved exceptional results across any mediums including but not limited to search, paid, programmatic, eDM, content or social media.
A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year, Brynley King won the coveted ‘Digital Marketer of the Year’ award. 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 its first 100k in 164 days.
The ‘University of Queensland Champion of Change’ award recognises the power of digital technology to do good. It will be awarded to the best Australian organisation working to use digital and technology to improve sustainability, accessibility, inclusion or equality.
2019 is the first year we will be presenting the ‘University of Queensland Champion of Change’ award. Want to be the first to take home the trophy? Click the link below.
The ‘ERM Power Developer of the Year’ award is all about recognising excellence in software development. The recipient of this award will have shown that they are a leader in developing software.A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year the ‘Developer of the Year’ award went to none other than Sarah Smith. 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.
The ‘Suncorp Innovator of the Year’ award recognises Australia’s most outstanding innovator. The woman taking home this award will have used innovation to create the most forward-thinking, innovative and disruptive product, service or business enhancement of the year.A little bit about our 2018 winner: Last year Sharon Melamed took home the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award. Sharon is the founder of Matchboard, a platform that connects service providers and consumers. Sharon impressed the judges with the platform’s innovative nature and proven market traction, reinforced by a large number of customer testimonials and raving fans.
The ‘Microsoft Executive Leader of the Year’ award recognises the most outstanding executive leaders in the digital sector. This category recognises the importance of leadership in driving forward digital transformation in Australia across their organisation and industry.A little bit about our 2018 Winner: Julie Trell was awarded for her outstanding leadership at the 2018 Women in Digital awards. Julie Trell is the Global Head of Muru-D, and SheEO Australia Lead. Julie’s global career has included working with some of the biggest technology companies in the world. She remains passionate about education and innovation. The judges were impressed with her playful approach to leadership and change.
The ‘Bank of Queensland AI Leader of the Year’ award recognises women pioneering the application of artificial intelligence technology. This is an individual entry designed to identify, recognise and celebrate an innovative contribution to the use of AI. Entries could include augmented reality, RPA (repetitive process automation), chatbots , integration to UI / UX, data analysis, digital marketing processes, the use of machine learning and more – just like the world of AI development, this category is open ended.
2019 is the first year we will be presenting the ‘Bank of Queensland AI Leader of the Year’ award. Want to be the first to take home the trophy? Click the link below.
Black tie – here’s your chance to shine!
This is a licensed event so you must be over 18 or over 16 and accompanied by a responsible adult.
The Howard Smith Wharves are easily accessible.
Travelling by car
Guest set-down is available at the Drop Off point in front of the Hotel. This can be accessed by the Main Entry to the precinct at 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane. Secure Parking operates a public car park offering 350+ car spaces. Book online prior to arrival to ensure you secure a space and receive discounted rates.
Travelling by taxi or rideshare?
Direct drivers to Bowen Terrace (corner Kent Street) and take the East Lift from the clifftop down to the precinct. Alternatively, there is a set down zone available at the Drop Off point in front of the Hotel which is accessible by the Main Entry to the precinct at 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane.
You could even catch a CityCat
Take a trip along the River, visit TransLink for timings to Eagle Street Pier or Riverside Terminal with a short walk to HSW.
With Howard Smith Wharves close proximity to Fortitude Valley and the CBD, most hotels are only a short walk or drive away.
The Fantauzzo has offered our guests 15% off their stay when using discount code “HSW15”. This can be used when booking directly via their website.
As part of the evening, you will be served a 3-course meal. If you have a dietary requirement it is imperative that the catering team is made aware of that prior to the event. When you purchase your ticket via EventBrite, you are able to fill in your dietary requirements there.
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