ARN announced the finalists for the 2018 ARN Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA), playing host to the leading female front runners across the channel.
More than 70 individuals make the final shortlist in 2018, representing more than 50 organisations in the most competitive line-up in the history of the awards.
Overall, WIICTA will honour the channel across seven categories, spanning Achievement; Entrepreneur; Innovation; Technical; Community; Rising Star and Shining Star.
Since launching in 2012, WIICTA has acknowledged the achievements of a talented group of female leaders and innovators, who have become influential figures across the local ICT industry.
Following an overwhelming response, finalist submissions were selected by a shortlist panel consisting of ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle; ARN editorial director James Henderson and ARN senior journalist Julia Talevski.
The Achievement award recognises the candidate showing outstanding commitment to the ICT industry through continuous career development and professional achievements. The candidate will have risen to a senior ICT role, earned a reputation as an esteemed thought-leader and recognised as a leader in the industry, and may also act as a role model/mentor to other aspiring female managers.
We are extremely proud of our CEO Jo Masters for being a finalist in the Achievement Category for the second consecutive year.