Nominate for the WID Awards

The Women in Digital Awards was created around the idea that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’.

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 process.

And really, what human doesn’t want to feel better about their abilities? These awards provide a platform for self-reflection, recognition of achievements and the opportunity for peers to acknowledge and encourage great work.


What are the benefits of entering?

  • 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 pause and think about your achievements and then articulate them.
  • 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.
  • 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!) for Founders.
  • 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.

Not convinced? Hear what our past winners and finalists had to say…


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Sorcha Abel, 2020 Software Engineer of the Year
“One of the best parts about entering was that it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my past accomplishments. I have a tendency not to focus on my achievements or else I just completely take them for granted and therefore discount them. The WID Awards made me stop, think, and forced me to reflect and document my achievements. It’s helped me to change my perspective, from one that is always focused on looking at my future goals to look at my past achievements. It actually helped me to believe in myself more. And an award that can do that is worth its weight in gold!!!”

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Aishwarya Kansakar, 2021 Rising Star of the Year

“The Women in Digital Awards has driven awareness about my career and endeavours! I have received a number of speaking invitations to multiple national conferences and have spoken in front of hundreds of industry leaders. I’ve had the opportunity to increase my reach which has strengthened my position in the Australian technology community.”


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Tracy Whitelaw, 2021 Executive Leader of the Year

“One of my best friends’ daughters had a hero dress-up day for school. She told her mum that she wanted to dress up like her friend who was on stage winning the digital award (spoiler alert – that’s me!), which absolutely melted my heart. Its moments like that which demonstrate why we all need to nominate ourselves and the ladies in our life for the Women in Digital awards – to show young girls and women that a career in technology can be truly aspirational.”



Key Dates


Nominations aren’t open just yet. We’re working hard behind the scenes getting the 2022 program ready. In the meantime, make sure you add the above dates to your calendar and start thinking about the work wife, colleague sister, mother, daughter, friend or real wife that you can nominate come July.

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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Nominating yourself?


  1. Select the category that best applies to you. For each category, there are clearly defined criteria markers for eligibility. If you meet these, then you’re good to go!
  2. Take a look at the nomination form questions, and start thinking through some examples or experiences you have to respond to these.
  3. Create a (FREE) account and complete your nomination form by the due date.
  4. Pat yourself on the back for completing your nomination! Whether you’re doing it for yourself, or doing it to inspire others, you should be proud of completing your entry.
  5. Sit back and wait for finalist announcements.
  6. Buy your tickets to attend the WID Awards gala evening! Win or not, this will be an incredible night of networking and celebration.

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Nominating someone else?


Whether it’s your work wife, inspiring team member, industry partner, customer or just someone you admire from afar, you have the opportunity to easily recognise them for the great work they do with the Women in Digital Awards program. Here’s how:

  1. Select the category that best applies to the person you’d like to nominate.
  2. You can either do a little shoulder tap and let them know they should enter, or alternatively you can complete their nomination form for them.
  3. If you’re doing a shoulder tap, fill out their name, email address and why you think they should nominate. You’ll make their day when they receive an email from us letting them know.
  4. If you’d like to complete the nomination form on their behalf, select ‘nominate other’. Create a FREE account and off you go!
  5. Complete the nomination form completing the entry with their details by the due date.
  6. Pat yourself on the back for being a brilliant advocate of women in the industry!
  7. Get yourself some tickets to attend the WID Awards Gala evening. We look forward to seeing you there!

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