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