Finalists of the 2022 WID Awards

The Women in Digital Awards were founded based on the idea ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ and are a celebration of incredible women and non-binary people within the digital industries and the organisations that support them.

For the 2022 Women in Digital Awards, we received a record number of nominations and completed submissions! It was not an easy decision for our panel of industry expert judges but we are so very excited to announce the FINALISTS for the 2022 Women in Digital Awards.


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The 2022 Founder of the Year Finalists, powered by BDO Australia


The Founder of the Year celebrates excellence and entrepreneurship within a digital / technology-based enterprise. Demonstrating a true entrepreneurial spirit and with vision and excellent execution, this founder and their organisation will leave an impact.


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Juliette Murphy
CEO & Co-Founder 
FloodMapp



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Siobhan Savage
CEO & Co-Founder
Reejig



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Simone Joyce
CEO & Founder 
Paypa Plane



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Beverley Honig
CEO & Co-Founder
First Nations Blockchain



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Yasmin Grigaliunas
Founder & Chief Evangelist
Circonomy



The 2022 Executive Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Avanade


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 in the industry.


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Prarthana Johnson
Head of Design,
Experience Platform
Atlassian



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Aroha Kaa
Director of
Technology
Entain Australia



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Angela Coble
CIO & Transformation Lead
Johnson & Johnson
MedTech



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Susannah Rosoman
Managing
Director
Accenture Australia



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Stevie-Ann Dovico
Executive Digital,
Customer & Colleague
NAB



The 2022 Digital Marketer of the Year Finalists, powered by Salesforce


This award is designed to celebrate 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 during the 2021/22 Financial Year.


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Christina Baker
Head of
Marketing
Little Hinges



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Brittney Kenward
Senior Manager – Digital Marketing & Campaigns
Grant Thorton Australia



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Bailey Wilde
Growth
Marketer
Jumbo Interactive



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Kate Leeds
Digital & Campaign
Manager
Orange Sky



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Ashleigh Murray
Global Senior VP of
eCommerce & Digital
Lyre’s Spirit Co



The 2022 Employer of the Year Finalists, powered by Hunt & Co.


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


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Teach Starter



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Glass & Co



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Skedulo



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Culture Amp



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Jumbo Interactive



The 2022 Rising Star of the Year Finalists, powered by Entain


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 their career.


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Colleen Gao
Head of Growth
Askable



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April Phillips
First Nations Learning Designer
ACTF



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Alexis McDonald
Founder
HerHelp



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Keshavi Charde
Student, Quantum Computing Researcher



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Alison Killen
Software Engineer
Blackbook.ai



The 2022 Software Engineer of the Year Finalists, powered by Atlassian


This award recognises Australia’s best software engineering talent that have achieved outstanding technical outcomes in the Australian market during the 2021/22 Financial Year.


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Sasha Morrissey
Senior Staff Engineer – EngProd
Paypa Plane



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Jovana Dunisijevic
Software Engineer
Atlassian



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Caitlin Donaldson
Senior Software Developer
HotDoc



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Azadeh Fakhfoori
Senior Software Engineer
Bunnings



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Rachelle Rathbone
Software Engineer
Atlassian



Please note: With a tech giant with over 8,000 employees like our Software Engineer of the Year sponsor Atlassian, there were bound to be some incredible entries that came from that organisation. Our independent industry judging panel reviewed and selected the finalists for this category. Through the judging process, Rachelle Rathbone (Atlassian) and Jovana Dunisijevic (Atlassian) were judged on different software projects and chosen as finalists due to the calibre of their work and submission. To ensure there was no conflict of interest, any judges who were in conflict were removed from the process for those specific applications.

The 2022 Innovator of the Year Finalists, powered by Auto & General


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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Genéne Kleppe
CEO & Founder
Digital Twinning
Australia



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Maithili Mehta
Software Engineering & Innovation Lead
You. Smart. Thing.



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Ashleigh Murray
Global Senior VP of
eCommerce & Digital

Lyre’s Spirit Co



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Emily Bobis
Founder
Compass
IoT



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Siobhan Savage
CEO &
Co-Founder
Reejig



The 2022 Customer Experience Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS)


This category recognises the extraordinary power of customer experience design to create integrated omnichannel experiences. This is an individual entry designed to recognise and showcase exceptional work that creates intuitive and branded customer experiences.


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Rebecca Mitrevski
Product Lead,
Creators
Canva



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Michelle Guan
Digital Product
Manager
Koala



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Elisse Jones
Group Head
of Loyalty
Total Tools



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Kristina Doyle
Digital Experience Designer (UX/UI)
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises



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Rufaro Mtuwa
Customer Experience
Strategy Lead
Signet



The 2022 Data Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Shell Energy Australia


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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Jaysee Sunapho
Senior Technical Consultant
Servian



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Dr Riya Aggarwal
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Voconiq



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Adi Gafni
Director – Data, Analytics & Custom Solutions
Children’s Health Queensland



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Gemma Lipovski
Head of Insights & Analytics
NTI



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Tamara Mirkovic
Program Manager
Queensland Department of Environment & Science



The 2022 Technical Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Culture Amp


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


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Jane Sheehy
Chief Product
& Technology Officer
Leap in!



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Anna Lorusso
Associate Director
Data Platforms
Publicis Sapient



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Caitlin Donaldson
Senior Software Developer
HotDoc



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Adrienne Cutcliffe
Solution
Architect
Salesforce



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Daksha Sharma
Group Manager, DevOps & Modern Engineering
Avanade Australia



The 2022 UX Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Symplicit


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


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Elisa Chan
Global Head of
UX Research & Beta

Amazon Music



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Evelyn Liu
UX
Designer
humm Group



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Claire Taylor
Director of Product
Design & Research
Mr Yum



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Jessica Tsai
Learning Technologies
Analyst
The University of Queensland



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Pratima Kalmadi
Experience Strategy
Lead
Publicis Sapient



The 2022 Champion of Change Finalists, powered by COSOL


This category celebrates an impact-orientated individual that is driving change and social good by either using digital or improving the digital industry. It will be awarded to the best Australian Champion of Change working in digital and technology to improve sustainability, accessibility, inclusion or equality.


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Silvia Pfeiffer
CEO & Co-Founder
Coviu



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Kate Kirwin
Founder
She Codes



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Jenna Leo
CEO & Co-Founder
Like Family



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Martina Clark
Founder & Director
Carers Couch



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Alison Covington
Founder & Managing Director
Good360



The 2022 Digital Transformation Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by TechnologyOne


This award recognises a distinctive business leader driving the transformation of an organisation through digital technology.


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Gemma White
Head of
Digital

BHP



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Esther Lisa Kieft
Head of Delivery
Management

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises



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Annette Greenop
Head of Digital Engineering
& Agile CoE

Virgin Australia



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Amanda Reed
Digital Transformation
Program Manager

Mater Misericordiae



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Tamara Mirkovic
Program Manager
Queensland Department
of Environment & Science



The 2022 Indigenous Leader of the Year Finalists, powered by Women in Digital


This award recognises Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander role models leading technological innovation within their community or the broader digital industry.


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Lisa Sarago
CEO
Goanna Group



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Melissa Hagedorn
Director of Client Services
Granicus



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Thiwi Rowlands
QLD Regional Facilitator
Indigital



The 2022 Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future Finalists, powered by Queensland Government (Department of Communities, Housing & Digital Economy)


This category celebrates organisations investing in the future of their workforce through digital skill development and training. This 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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iSTEM Co.



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WithYouWithMe



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Localsearch 



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