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 2022 over 88% of nominees said that they had more career confidence after completing a Women in Digital awards nomination form.
You can’t be what you can’t see
Since 2018 we have championed over 65 WID award winners, 393 finalists and 1,346 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.
Nominations Open: June 2023
Nominations Close: Monday, July 31 2023 – 11:59pm AEST
Finalist Judging Day: Tuesday, August 29 2023
Finalists Announced: Tuesday, September 12 2023
Ticket Sales Close: Friday, October 20 2023
Winners Announced: Friday, November 3 2023
Self-reflection and recognition.
The nomination process encourages you to pause and think about your achievements and then articulate them.
Get your work out there, and let the success speak volumes about you.
If you become a finalist or winner, you’ll have the industry’s best and brightest learning about the incredible work you do! This is business gold (hello free PR!) for Founders.
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.
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 2023 WID Awards prospectus and to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
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 2023. 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.
Date: Friday 3rd November 2023
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm (AEST)
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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.
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.
To nominate, head to our Women in Digital Awards Portal >>> https://awards.womenindigital.org/awards.
While you are here, you can also:
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
Please visit our Women in Digital Awards Portal to nominate as many women and/or organisations as you like for an appropriate category.