Welcome to Cisco’s Women in IT Awards

The Inaugural Cisco Women in IT Awards, proudly supported by the Cisco Connected Women, are Australia and New Zealand’s accolade for excellence in Technology, celebrating the very best in female talent across the region.

 

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Welcome to Cisco’s Women in IT Awards

The Inaugural Cisco Women in IT Awards, proudly supported by the Cisco Connected Women, are Australia and New Zealand’s accolade for excellence in Technology, celebrating the very best in female talent across the region.

Why Enter?

Put forward your best female talent for a chance to gain recognition at Cisco’s largest event in the Asia Pacific region, Cisco Live.  Enter today to benchmark your female talent against the technology elite from across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Your participation in the awards as an entrant or a sponsor, may give you;

 

  • New opportunities to take up senior roles
  • Visibility to attract new business, products and services.
  • Increased credibility and authority for projects and ideas
  • Investment and support for your business

Why Enter?

Put forward your best female talent for a chance to gain recognition at Cisco’s largest event in the Asia Pacific region, Cisco Live.  Enter today to benchmark your female talent against the technology elite from across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Your participation in the awards as an entrant or a sponsor, may give you;

 

  • New opportunities to take up senior roles
  • Visibility to attract new business, products and services.
  • Increased credibility and authority for projects and ideas
  • Investment and support for your business

The Categories

 

The Cisco Women in IT Awards are about showing off the best female talent across the ANZ region.  The awards celebrate achievements, skills and qualities of females who stand out from the crowd.

 

Whatever your strength, from being a trail blazer or a leader, our award categories will highlight your talent and put you on a pathway to ongoing success.

Academia Award

Purpose: To honor a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership traits and has achieved success in teaching or administrative positions in Cisco Networking Academy.

Eligibility: A woman who works in a higher education institution and is an instructor of the Cisco Networking Academy in ANZ.

Ideal Candidate: A woman who has accelerated and advanced her career beyond typical performance expectations while providing exceptional leadership and mentorship inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM fields, who contributes to the broader STEM community, and who satisfies all selection criteria.

The Rising Star Award

Purpose: To honour a woman in the beginning stages of her career who has demonstrated exemplary leadership traits.

Eligibility: A woman in a technology-related field.

Ideal Candidate: A woman who is a rising star with high potential for future advancement. She has distinguished herself from her peers, consistently exceeding performance expectations for her level. She is someone who contributes to the community and satisfies all selection criteria.

Community Award

Purpose: A company or person that has gone out of its/her way to support the cause of getting more women in IT in the last 18 months, including career attainment and advancement.

Eligibility: A company or person that has exemplary service to the IT industry with programs and initiatives that positively impact the STEM pipeline within the community.

Ideal Candidate: Has successful projects or initiative’s that expose young females to opportunities in STEM and demonstrates how these skills are important to a young girls future.

CIO of the Year Award

Purpose: To honour a female CIO who has demonstrated outstanding technology leadership, demonstrating particular innovation, IT excellence and leadership in the last 18 months.

Eligibility: Holds the title of chief information officer or equivalent senior IT leadership position. Is a member of top management. Primarily responsible for the IT operations of an organization or subsidiary located in ANZ.

Ideal Candidate: Demonstrates achievements with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.

Diversity Initiative Award

Purpose:To honor a female who has established a diversity initiative or project that promotes diversity in IT in a specific company or for the wider community.

Ideal Candidate:Impact of this project and how successful it has been, based on tangible results in closing the gender gap and promoting diversity in technology.

Outstanding ICT Technical Innovation Award

Purpose: A female IT, technology or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in the area of Security, Data Centre, Collaboration & Networking.

Eligibility: A Security, Data Centre, Collaboration or Networking Professional that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company.

Ideal Candidate: Demonstrates projects and achievements with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.

Awards Timeline

17 December 2018
Award submissions open

8 February 2019
Award submissions close

11 – 15 February 2019
Judging Period

18 February 2019
Finalists Announced

Thursday, 7 March 2019
Awards Show @ Cisco Live, Melbourne

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations for the Women in IT Awards in March 2019 will open in December. The awards are open to Cisco’s partners and customers. The awards will take place in Melbourne during Cisco Live on Thursday 7 March 2019, so block your calendars!

 

The judges convene two weeks before the awards ceremony to review all of the finalists’ nominations. They will decide the winners based on the written submissions, so try to include as much information as possible.

 

Please use the criteria (listed above) of the category you wish to enter to shape your written submission, as the judges will refer to each criteria to guide their decisions. Each written submission should be at least 400 words. There is no cost to nominate and you can enter as many categories as you wish.

 

A member of the Women in IT Awards team will reach out to everyone who nominated before the awards ceremony to tell them whether they have been shortlisted as a finalist.

 

If you have any queries relating to the nomination process, please email emreid@cisco.com.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations for the Women in IT Awards in March 2019 will open in December. The awards are open to Cisco’s partners and customers. The awards will take place in Melbourne during Cisco Live on Thursday 7 March 2019, so block your calendars!

 

The judges convene two weeks before the awards ceremony to review all of the finalists’ nominations. They will decide the winners based on the written submissions, so try to include as much information as possible.

 

Please use the criteria (listed above) of the category you wish to enter to shape your written submission, as the judges will refer to each criteria to guide their decisions. Each written submission should be at least 400 words. There is no cost to nominate and you can enter as many categories as you wish.

 

A member of the Women in IT Awards team will reach out to everyone who nominated before the awards ceremony to tell them whether they have been shortlisted as a finalist.

 

If you have any queries relating to the nomination process, please email emreid@cisco.com.

Entry Form

The nomination form is now open!

Click here to submit your nomination

Meet our Judges

Katherine Toch
Director
Corporate Affairs CSR Marketing

Tim Fawcett
Director
Government Affairs

Marcella O’Shea
Regional Manager
Corporate Affairs
Australia and New Zealand

Emma Broadbent
Regional Manager
Corporate Affairs
Australia, New Zealand and PI

Tara Ridley
Director
Partner Organisation
Australia and New Zealand

Julie Canepa
Director
Information Technology

Ian Hamilton
Senior Director, Human Resources
Asia Pacific, Japan and China

Allyson Corcoran
Director
Service Sales

Cassandra Crothers
Senior Manager
Virtual Sales
Australia and New Zealand

Michael Reid
QLD State Manager

Chris Gascoigne
Technical Solutions Architect

Vanessa Sulikowski
Distinguished Systems Engineer

Gary Spiteri
Consulting Systems Engineer
Cybersecurity

Will Blake
Technical Solutions Architect

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor and
Official Service Provider Partner:

Platinum Sponsor:

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