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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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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Sponsor


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 11 2022
Nominations Close: Friday, August 26 2022 – 11:59pm AEST
Finalist Judging Date: Thursday – Friday, September 22 – 23 2022
Finalists Announced: Wednesday, September 21 2022
Ticket Sales Close: Friday, October 21 2022
Winners Announced: Friday, November 4 2022

*Subject to change


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A sneak peek at our Award Categories…


Founder of the Year

For Australia’s leading founder. Demonstrating a true entrepreneurial spirit with vision and excellent execution.


Executive Leader of the Year

Awarded to Australia’s most outstanding Executive Leader in the digital sector delivering both business results and workplace culture.


Digital Marketer of the Year

Celebrates an exceptional digital marketing campaign that has achieved outstanding results.


Rising Star of the Year

Recognises an ambitious young innovator who has demonstrated an outstanding level of initiative as an early-in-career digital specialist.


Data Leader of the Year

Recognises a data driven leader making exceptional contributions in the digital sector in terms of business results and workplace culture.


Champion of Change

Celebrates an innovative and community-oriented organisation that is using digital technology to create change and social good.


Software Engineer of the Year

Recognises an innovative and talented Software Engineer solving real world problems through their application of technology.


Indigenous Leader of the Year

Recognises an ambitious indigenous woman in digital who has demonstrated an outstanding level of contribution to their field and/or exceptional growth in their career.


Innovator of the Year

Recognises the most forward-thinking, innovative and disruptive product, service or business enhancement of the year.


UX Leader of the Year

Recognises a creative and innovative UX Leader using Human Centered Design to develop solutions for real-world problems.


Technical Leader of the Year

Recognises an innovative and talented technical leader. May include Software Engineers, Testers, Solutions Architects and more.


Diversity Employer of the Year

Recognises the importance of employee diversity in developing more innovative and inclusive companies to support the future of women in technology.


CX Leader of the Year

Awarded to the best digital experience leader of the year.


Product Manager of the Year

Recognises an innovative digital product launched in the past year that has achieved exeptional results.


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Thank you to our amazing 2021 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?
  • 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 (coming soon) 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 >>> coming soon.

While you are here, you can also:

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

Absolutely!

Please visit our Women in Digital Awards Portal (coming soon) to nominate 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/