Finalists revealed for 2020 Women in Technology Awards

Monday, 28 September, 2020

Finalists revealed for 2020 Women in Technology Awards

After receiving 440 nominations, 44 women from across Queensland have been announced as finalists in the 2020 annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards.

The WiT Awards have introduced three new categories, including one specifically focused on celebrating the achievements of women living and working in Queensland’s regional, rural and remote locations.

Women in Technology (WiT) President Dr Claudia Giurgiuman said that although 2020 has been a challenging year, WiT decided to create an online celebration to champion the Queensland’s remarkable women in science and technology.

“Our virtual 2020 WiT Awards on 9 October are set to be bigger and better than ever with the ABC’s celebrity scientist Joel Gilmore as the event’s MC, alongside our distinguished keynote Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro. With the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, harnessing our female talent and skill has never been more crucial, so this year, more than ever, the awards show must go on,” said Dr Giurgiuman.

Although the 2020 WiT Awards presentation is online this year, attendees will still be able to network, mingle and support the work done by the finalists through the online event platform.

“Many women are doing amazing work and these awards are about giving them the recognition they deserve, building support for their work, and inspiring the next generation of leaders by showing what is possible,” said Giurgiuman.

To see the full list of finalists, visit the WiT Awards website.

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