Women in Digital unveils new award to recognise innovation in government

Wednesday, 29 May, 2024

Women in Digital unveils new award to recognise innovation in government

Do you know any digital dynamos in the Australian public sector? Put them forward for a new award designed to recognise the best government digital transformation project that’s either female-led or an initiative for women.

Women in Digital (WID) has launched a ‘Public Sector: Digital Transformation Team of the Year’ category in its annual awards, which are now open for nominations.

WID founder and CEO Holly Hunt said the new category would recognise the best public sector transformations through digital technology, from improvements in community engagement to government efficiency.

“We know some of the most impactful digital transformations are happening within our local councils and government departments, with many leading to enhanced delivery of services to those they represent,” she said. “We’re really excited about this new award category, which will recognise some of the great digital work being done in the public sector, while shining a light on the career pathways and possibilities the digital sphere provides to women.”

To be eligible, the digital transformation project must be either led by someone who identifies as She/Her, She/They or They/Them, or offer initiatives, programs or support for those who identify as She/Her, She/They.

The organisation nominated must be an Australian public sector organisation, such as a state or federal department, agency or statutory authority, local government or council-owned enterprise.

Now in its 7th year, the Women in Digital Awards is a renowned celebration of females working in digital and tech. They have recorded 2328 nominations, 238 finalists, 95 winners and more than 5500 gala guests.

“Over the years, our awards have platformed some incredible women, not just recognised names but also people who have gone on to become leaders in their own right. In some cases that has led to OA medals, business exits, acquisitions, promotions, pay rises, exciting speaking opportunities and more,” Hunt said.

This year’s Women in Digital Awards feature a record 19 categories, including Founder of the Year, Executive of the Year, Data Leader of the Year, Digital Marketer of the Year, Indigenous Leader of the Year and Rising Star of the Year.

Nominations for the 2024 Women in Digital Awards close on 14 July. Finalists will be announced on 10 September, with the winners to be named at a gala evening on 25 October at Brisbane’s new Queen’s Wharf precinct.

To nominate, or for more information including the full eligibility criteria, visit https://awards.womenindigital.org/awards.

Image: Women in Digital CEO Holly Hunt at last year's awards.

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