WiT Award Categories 

The WiT Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution and achievements of Queensland women working in all fields of science and technology who can demonstrate a significant contribution to our State’s knowledge, economy and community. For more information, please email secretariat@wit.org.au.

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Young Achiever - Technology

 

Eligibility:

  • Women at the start of their career making a significant contribution to their team and organisation
  • Less than 3 years' experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership 


Rising Star - Technology

 

Eligibility:

  • Women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and organisation, serving as role models
  • 3–10 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership 

Leadership Professional - Technology

Eligibility:

  • Women making a significant contribution to the growth and development of their teams and organisation, serving as role models
  • 10-20 years’ experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary access to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1300
  • One year individual WiT membership

Outstanding Achievement - Technology

Eligibility:

  • Women making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Queensland's technology industry, who serve as role models
  • 20 years or more experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to the Queensland technology industry

Prizes:

  • Trophy 
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • Named WiT Technology Ambassador
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership 

SCIENCE AWARDS 

Young Achiever - Science

 

Eligibility:

 

  • Women in Science who are pre-award (final year or awaiting award of PhD)

  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to science in Queensland

 

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Rising Star - Science

 

Eligibility: 

  • Women in Science with less than 7 years postdoctoral experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy 
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/Programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Research Leader - Science

 

Eligibility:

  • Research leader making a recognised contribution in science research and development (either through their own organisation, or other activities)

  • 7-15 years postdoctoral experience

  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Complimentary access to WiT Board Readiness Program valued at over $1300
  • One year individual WiT membership 

Outstanding Achievement - Science

Eligibility:

  • Women making an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of science and serve as role models for others
  • More than 15 years experience
  • Applicant does not need to reside in Queensland, but must demonstrate a significant contribution to science in Queensland

Prizes:

  • Trophy
  • Perpetual Trophy
  • Named WiT Life Sciences Ambassador
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership 

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS 

Corporate

 

Eligibility:  

  • Organisations with more than 200 employees (male & female)
  • Organisations demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, diversity, flexibility in work practices and programs that enable women and men to participate equally in the workforce
  • The organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to employment in Queensland's science and technology industries

Prizes:


  • Trophy 
  • One year WiT corporate membership 

Small Business  


Eligibility:

 
  • Small and medium enterprises with less than 200 employees (male & female)
  • Organisations demonstrating outstanding commitment to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunity, diversity, flexibility in work practices, and programs that enable women and men to participate equally in the workforce
  • The  organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to employment in Queensland's science and technology industries
 

Prizes:

 
  • Trophy
  • One year WiT medium or small business membership 

NEW!! - SUE WICKENDEN INNOVATION AWARDS

Innovation in Technology

 


Eligibility:

  • Women demonstrating leadership, creativity and innovation in the use of technology for the benefit of Queensland's economy and community
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland

Prizes:

 

  • Trophy 
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

Innovation in Science

 


Eligibility:

  • Women demonstrating leadership, creativity and innovation in the use of science for the benefit of Queensland's economy and community
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland

Prizes:

 

  • Trophy 
  • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
  • One year individual WiT membership

NEW!! REGIONAL AWARD

Rural, Regional & Remote Award



Eligibility:

  • Women living, working or volunteering in rural, regional & remote Queensland (beyond the Greater Brisbane Area)
  • Using science or technology to benefit their organisation, community or industry
  • Applicant must reside in Queensland

    Prizes:

     

    • Trophy 
    • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
    • One year individual WiT membership

    COMMUNITY AWARD

    Community Award


    Eligibility:

    • Women working or volunteering in the community/not-for-profit sector
    • Using science or technology to benefit a community - either directly or by enhancing the operations of a recognised community service group, benevolent organisation, foundation, charity or the like
    • Applicant must reside in Queensland
    • The organisation may have its head office outside of Queensland, but must be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to Queensland communities through the application of science and technology

      Prizes:

       

      • Trophy 
      • $500 credit towards WiT events/programs (valid for 12 months)
      • One year individual WiT membership
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