Congratulations to Sammy Herbert as a finalist for the Community Award. This year saw a record number of submissions — totalling more than 230.
Last year, the awards were expanded to include six new awards in recognition of the quality of nominations, with both the Rising Star and Shining Star categories split up to cover Partner, Vendor and Distributor awards, highlighting the depth of emerging and established talent in the Australian market.
In response to the wealth of standout submissions, all categories exceeded the traditional six finalist limit, showcasing the very best of what the IT sector has produced.
Overall, this year’s ARN WIICTA event honoured the channel across seven categories, spanning: Achievement; Entrepreneur; Innovation; Technical; Community; Rising Star; and Shining Star.
Since launching in 2012, ARN WIICTA has acknowledged the achievements of a talented group of female leaders and innovators who are on the path to becoming, or have become, influential figures across the local ICT industry.
Finalist submissions were selected by a shortlist panel consisting of ARN associate publisher and sales director, Cherry Yumul and ARN senior journalist, Julia Talevski.
The winners were selected by a panel of more than 40 industry judges, acknowledging the remarkable creativity, innovation and excellence on display.
The Community award recognises the candidate with exemplary service to the technology sector, through philanthropic initiatives and efforts to foster a positive working environment for women in ICT. The goodwill ambassador will be actively making a difference in the community, working towards the advancement of women in ICT, and going above and beyond to give back to the community.
ARN congratulates all winners, highly commended and finalists, and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations.