2019 Shortlist

Advocate of the Year

A company or person that has gone out of its/her/his way to support the cause of getting more women in IT in the last 18 months

Sponsored by 


Dr. Sujitha Karnad, Sekai Solutions
Meggy Chung, Citi
Priyanka Ashraf, ConsenSys Australia
Rubi Saini, HOOQ
Hayden Majajas, Paypal
Padma Reddy, Software AG
Hui Ping Tay, Cisco Systems
Imane Jamal Eddine, Oracle 
Amra Naidoo, Accelerating Asia


Priyanka Ashraf, ConsenSys

Business Leader of the Year

A female leader of a technology company, or a business leader within a large technology company, who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in the last 18 months.

Renee Lo, Amazon Web Services 
Sarah Wu, First Data
Tina Wyer,  J.P.Morgan
Nicole Poon, UpCode Academy (formerly at MatchMove Pay)
BJ Burlingame, SAP
Anneliese Schulz, Software AG
Wendy Tsng Wen Chyi, BP 
Neha Singla, GOOGLE
Devangi Kamra, Equal Experts
Fatima Said, eWave


Anneliese Schulz, Software AG

CIO of the Year

A female CIO who has demonstrated particular innovation, IT excellence and leadership in the last 18 months

Sophia Leung, J.P. Morgan
Jenny Tan, PwC
Lilian Tham, Schroders
Ang Mui Kim, Government Technology Agency of Singapore
Tan Sor Hoon, Government Technology Agency of Singapore
Rashmi Kwatra, Sixteenth Street Capital
Nikki Tan, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Stacey Lacy, Citi


Tan Sor Hoon, Government Technology Agency

Data Leader of the Year

A female IT, technology or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in the area of data technology in the last 18 months.


Grace Heny, 168Solution
Shehara Viswanathan, Cisco Systems
Nelly Jimron, MatchMove Pay
Jana Marlé – Zizková, Meiro
Barkha Jasani, Quadrant
Meri Rosich, Visa
Rachael Wang, JLL
Sunita Kannan, Accenture
Quitterie Marque, International SOS
Nikita Gupta, TBWA


Nelly Jimron – MatchMove Pay

Digital Leader of the Year

A digital or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in the area of digital innovation in the last 18 months.


Nicole Leong, Airbus
Ahu Suzer, British American Tobacco
Daisy Wu Kedi, BP Castrol
Julee Hyunju Lee, Facebook
Krisha Dy, Frieslandcampina
Tancy Tan, J.P. Morgan
Anamika Talwar,Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Juliana Chua, NTUC Income
Cynthia Jee Yoon Kim, Venuerific
Janelle Lee Jiaxin, Bantu


Anamika Talwar, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services & Juliana Chua, NTUC Income

Diversity Initiative of the Year

This category focuses on a specific diversity initiative or project that has been established to promote diversity in IT: in a specific company or for the wider community. 



She Loves Data

SHE Blockchainers

The Codette Project



Half the Sky


She Loves Data

Employer of the Year

Either a tech firm that has demonstrated a great desire to attract and retain more women, or a company from any other industry that has demonstrated a great desire to attract and retain more women in its IT and/or digital department.

Sponsored by 



J.P. Morgan

Entrepreneur of the Year

Open to any female who is influential as a technology business owner or main shareholder in ensuring the company meets its goals, irrespective of size.

Dr. Lindy Ledohowski, EssayJack
Kavita Jha, KiksAR
Hazel Savage, Musiio
Joelle Pang, FastJobs Asia
Clare Markham, Startuptoken
Rinat Homossany Perry, Styleclueless
Vivien Koh, VK Transformation
Li Rong Teh, Influencer Pte Ltd
Dr. Jayantika Soni, Resync


Joelle Pang, FastJobs Asia

Future CIO of the Year

A woman who has shown outstanding IT excellence and innovation in the last 18 months and demonstrates signs that she will one day become a successful CIO.

Annie An Dongmei, Amazon Web Services 
Neha Singla, Google
Pei Ying Chua, LinkedIn
Federica Diletta Peloso, ICC Academy
Ching Wan Chiang, BP
Garima Singh, J.P. Morgan
Jia Xuan Lim, Codomo
Estelle Kee, Hilti
Supriya Aggarwal, Apple


Annie An Dongmei, Amazon Web Services

IT Team of the Year

An IT team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. 

Bank of America
 Equal Experts
 J.P. Morgan
 Turnkey Lender
 Amazon Web Services



Security Champion of the Year

A female IT security professional who has demonstrated outstanding work in progressing the industry and/or protecting the company from cyber threats.

Mary Janice G Aljecera, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Simran Gill, BP
Daisy Wu Kedi, BP Castrol
Christine Joy Matuto, Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd, hired under Goldtech Resources Pte Ltd
Jiahui Tang, Google
Monisha Oberoi, IBM Singapore


Jiahui Tang, Google

Transformation Leader of the Year

An organisation that has undergone a major, and successful, IT or digital transformation in the last 18 months, in which a woman has played an integral part.


Lizaveta Ryzhanovich, EPAM Systems
Akina Ho, Great Eagle Holdings
Anna Choi, Schindler
Ayten Ozenc, Toll
Anamika Talwar, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Carolyn Chin-Parry, Prism
Zhang Yan, ST Engineering
Siew Choo Soh, DBS Bank
Beena Kumari, National Metallurgical Laboratory
Imane Jamal Eddine, Oracle


Ayten Ozenc, Toll Group

Woman of the Year

A woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year, and shone a light on the great things women in IT can achieve.

Kavita Bhanwadi, Barclays
Smita Gupta, Finastra
Lalitha Biddulph, J.P. Morgan
Damini Gupta, Mphasis Next Labs
Yuree Hong, SHE Blockchainers
Pin Chin Kwok, Savonix
Carolyn Chin-Parry, Prism
Elena Ionenko, Turnkey Lender
Mona Nyachhyon, LogPoint
CJ Meadows, S P Jain School of Global Management


Carolyn Chin-Parry, Formerly at Prism

Young Leader of the Year

A female IT, technology or business leader under the age of 35, or someone who turns 35 in 2018, who has progressed rapidly though their career and demonstrated business value and innovation through the use of technology.

Sponsored by

Antima Sharma, Barclays
Maria Soledad Riestra, Ecoed Life
Melissa Lou, Delegate
Shikha Gupta, eTraverse
Shuang Gao, J.P. Morgan
Shwetha Ravi, Learnseeker
Sona Jain, Microsoft
Blessie Villegas, Safran Electronics & Defense 
Ruth Retno Dewi, PT Smartfren Telecom
Leeyoung Song, Airbnb


Leeyoung Song, Airbnb