Women in Digital Awards


The Women in Digital Awards were founded in 2018 based on the idea ‘you can’t be what you can’t see.’

The awards are a celebration of incredible women within the digital industries and the organisations that support them.

We believe that unless we have more visible role models in digital and technology we won’t change the status quo. By shining a light on industry leaders, we shine a light on the career pathways and possibilities that digital and technology provides to women.

We are fierce advocates of celebrating excellence and know that these awards support self-recognition and belief. In fact, in 2021 over 88% of nominees said that they had more career confidence after completing a Women in Digital awards nomination form.


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You can’t be what you can’t see

Since 2018 we have championed over 51 WID award winners, 325 finalists and 980 nominees in their career, and we’re just getting started.

This free awards program is run in collaboration with a range of incredible partners, industry leaders, and the Australian digital community which rallies around this program year on year to see more incredible humans receive the recognition they deserve.

Our nomination and entry process is quick, easy and creates greater awareness of professional accomplishments – in fact 88% of nominees rate greater belief in their abilities after completing their entry.

The shortlisting and judging process is undertaken with impartial industry leaders and culminates in an evening of celebration with 1,000 other guests at our annual Women in Digital Awards Gala.


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Nominate


The awards gala is where the community comes together – providing a great opportunity to network with industry leaders.

Why enter?

  • Self-reflection and recognition. You’d be amazed by the number of times we hear, “I didn’t realise how well I was doing! I feel like a winner just for entering”. The nomination process encourages you to take stock of your wins and articulate your achievements.
  • Business visibility. By entering the Women in Digital Awards, you’ll have some of the industry’s finest judges and leaders review your entry and learn more about the work you do. If you become a finalist or winner, you’ll have even more of the industry’s best and brightest learning about the incredible work you do! This is business gold (hello free PR!)
  • Career visibility. If you know the value of good marketing, you’ll know that it’s not just reserved for products and services. That principle also applies to careers! Get your work out there, and let the success speak volumes about you.
  • Inspiring others. If you struggle with the limelight, remember that your entry and potential win(!) isn’t just about you. By putting yourself forward and showcasing your work in digital and technology you have the opportunity inspire young girls and women to follow in your footsteps and realise a career in technology.

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Become a WID Awards partner

We love to partner with value-aligned companies that share our mission to harness the power of technology to create a better future for all. We are grateful to have partnered with some of Australia’s leading organisations to bring this event to life.

Get in touch with our team for our 2022 WID Awards prospectus and to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


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Attend


The awards gala is where the community comes together – providing a great opportunity to network with industry leaders. 

We’ll be bringing back our signature Awards gala experience in 2022. With a black-tie dress code, this is your chance to frock up and get fancy with some incredible industry leaders and colleagues as we champion some the best in the business.

Event Details: 4th November 2022, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Dress Code: Black tie, this is your chance to shine!


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Counting down to the 2022 WID Awards…


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Key Dates


Nominations Open: Monday, July 18 2022
Nominations Close: Friday, August 26 2022 – 11:59pm AEST
Nominations Deadline EXTENDED: Thursday, September 1 2022 15:00 AEST
Finalist Judging Day: Thursday, September 15 2022
Finalists Announced: Wednesday, September 21 2022
Ticket Sales Close: Friday, October 21 2022
Winners Announced: Friday, November 4 2022

*Subject to change


Meet the 2022 Finalists

Our 2022 Award Categories…


Founder of the Year

An award for Australia’s leading female digital founder. Demonstrating a true entrepreneurial spirit and with vision and excellent execution, this founder and her organisation will leave an impact.


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Executive Leader of the Year

Awarded to Australia’s most outstanding executive leader in the digital sector, this category recognises the importance of leadership in driving digital transformation in Australia and across their organisation and industry.


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Innovator of the Year

Awarded to Australia’s most outstanding innovator, this category recognises the most forward-thinking, innovative and disruptive product, service or business enhancement of the year.


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Digital Marketer of the Year

Celebrating a data-driven Digital Marketer who has achieved exceptional results across any medium including but not limited to search, paid, programmatic, EDM, content or Social Media completed in the Australian market during the 2020/21 Financial Year.


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Rising Star of the Year

This award recognises an ambitious innovator who has demonstrated an outstanding level of initiative and leadership as a digital specialist within the first five years of your career.


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Data Leader of the Year

This award recognises a distinctive business leader who has built a revolutionary data-centric program while guiding teams to outstanding achievement through vision, inspiration, creativity, and commitment.


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Customer Experience Leader of the Year

Recognising the extraordinary power of customer experience design to create integrated omnichannel experiences. This is an individual entry designed to recognise and showcase incredible intuitive and branded customer experiences.


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UX Leader of the Year

This category recognises the extraordinary power of user experience design to create meaningful and intuitive digital experiences.


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Software Engineer of the Year

The recipient of this award has shown that they are a leader in developing software with achievements that have been completed in the Australian market during the 2020/21 Financial Year.


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Champion of Change

This award recognises remarkable people in industry, awarded to the best Australian Champion of Change working in digital and technology to improve sustainability, accessibility, inclusion or equality.


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Technical Leader of the Year

This award champions someone that leads the successful delivery of high-performing technology applications (or projects) and as a result enhances commercial outcomes for an organisation.


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Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future

This organisational award recognises the important role employers play in evolving their workforces’ skills and capabilities to keep pace with the fourth digital revolution.


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Employer of the Year

Recognising the importance of diversity in developing more innovative and inclusive companies to support the future pipeline of women in technology. The WIDAwards were created in the belief that digital services and products should be built by all people, for all people and this award honours that.


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Digital Transformation Leader of the Year

This award recognises a distinctive business leader driving the transformation of an organisation through digital technology. For this category we are looking for exceptional change, project and stakeholder management from the Digital Transformation Leader.


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Indigenous Leader of the Year

This award acknowledges First Nations’ voices are imperative in helping to build the technology we all use every day and are uniquely placed to use technology to solve problems that are specific to their community including preserving language and culture for future generations.


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Thank you to our amazing 2022 partners:

The Women in Digital Awards would not be possible without their support

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I really self-nominate for an award?
  • Can men attend this event?
  • How can I nominate for an award?
  • What is the cost of nominating?
  • I know an incredible woman in digital, can I nominate some else for an award?
  • What about parking and transport for the WID Awards Gala?
Can I really self-nominate for an award?

Yes, you must!

Don’t be shy, visit our Women in Digital Awards Portal to nominate for a category. By nominating you’ll not only be recognising your own achievements, you’ll also be inspiring other young women to pursue a career in digital.

Can men attend this event?

Yes absolutely! We love having male champions of change attend our events whether that’s in person or online. Our community is pro-diversity and pro-equality… approximately 30% of our community is made up of male champions of change #Manbassadors.

How can I nominate for an award?

To nominate, head to our Women in Digital Awards Portal >>> https://awards.womenindigital.org/awards.

While you are here, you can also:

  • Sign up for our newsletter so you never miss any important community and Awards-related updates. Click here to subscribe.
  • Come along and cheer the finalists on at our Awards Gala on Friday, November 4, 2022. Buy tickets here.
What is the cost of nominating?

Free! Currently, WIDAwards nominations are free of charge for nominees and nominators to ensure accessibility of this awards program, regardless of financial circumstances.

To nominate, head to our Women in Digital Awards Portal >>> https://awards.womenindigital.org/awards

I know an incredible woman in digital, can I nominate some else for an award?

Absolutely!

Please visit our Women in Digital Awards Portal to nominate as many women and/or organisations as you like for an appropriate category.

What about parking and transport for the WID Awards Gala?

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is an easily accessible venue. Here’s some options:

Travelling by car

Grey Street is the best drop-off and pick-up point for this event. BCEC also offers up to 1,500+ undercover parking spaces which can be accessed via Grey Street. We recommend Car Park 2 or 3 which has direct lift access to the Plaza Level.

Travelling by taxi / rideshare

Direct drivers to Grey Street as the drop-off point, located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

Travelling by public transport

The Cultural Centre Busway and South Bank Busway are 5 minutes walk from BCEC with the South Brisbane Train Station directly adjacent on Grey Street. For CityCat travellers, the South Bank Terminal is located on the riverside promenade which is a 6 minute walk from BCEC.

From more information, head to https://www.bcec.com.au/visit/