Advocate of the Year
A woman working in tech who has gone out of her way to support the cause of getting more women in IT in the last 18 months. As well as examining the women in IT initiatives the candidates have pioneered, judges will also assess their impact on, and integration with, the business.
Adi Oxland – TRAX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTE LTD
Audrey Pe – WiTech (Women in Technology)
Cinderella Molina – PayPal
Fatima Said – eWave
Gina Wong – IBM
Ivy Young – AWS Singapore
Lydia Wong – Tech Data Advanced Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Natalja Rodionova – Sisters of Code
Regine Chan – McKinsey & Company
Xiu Yun Winne Chen – HSBC Technology Centre, China (HTC)
Business Role Model of the Year
A female business leader in technology who has been an effective role model to other women in the last 18 months. Judges will examine demonstrations of leadership and business achievements, as well as examples of being a role model and inspiring other women to succeed in technology.
Ayesha Khanna – ADDO AI
Carolyn Chin-Parry – PwC
Christine Chanderan – ZENIKA PTE LTD
Eka Mardiarti – Estorm Technologies Pte Ltd
Gunjan Soni – ZALORA Group
Libby Lee – Anaplan
Oanh Phuong – HP Inc
PeiLin Yeo – delaware Singapore
Shanthi Chandrasekar – Bahwan CyberTek (BCT)
Suganthi Shivkumar – Qliktech Singapore PTE Ltd
CIO of the Year
A female CIO who has demonstrated particular innovation and IT excellence in the last 18 months. Judges will look at projects and achievements spanning the current organisation or others if applicable, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.
Falguni Desai – VFS Global Pvt. Ltd.
Jennifer Lauretta Leong Bee Yoong – 360 Degree Digital Pte. Ltd.
Joyce Shia – NETS
Kedi Wu – Chevron
May Yap – Jabil Green Point
Shannon Hirai – Morgan Stanley
Sophia Leung – J.P. Morgan
Supriya Rao Patwardhan – DHL Express
Swati Sankhye – MIT World Peace University, Pune, India
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. This could include demonstrations of successfully deploying data technologies; improving how a company uses or deals with data; delivering effective data strategies; enhancing decision-making with data; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around data and related technologies.
Aamani Budhota – Biofourmis
Adeline Koh – Dell Technologies
Céline Le Cotonnec – Bank of Singapore
Geraldine Chia – Moka Technology Solutions Pte Ltd
Jayshree Dawrewar – InfoCepts
Nidhi Agrawal – Standard Chartered Bank
Nikita Gupta – TBWA
Quitterie Marque – International SOS
Sing Hui Teo – TechSource Systems Pte Ltd
Sonal Jain – Validus Capital
Digital Leader of the Year
A female chief digital officer, digital director or leader of a digital transformation. Judges will look at examples of innovation, leadership, digital best practice, return on investment, cultural change and alignment to business goals.
Agathe Foussat – Danone
Amelia Green – PwC Singapore
Anju Patwardhan – CreditEase
Gwendolyn Koid – Schneider Electric
Mirela Juravle – Siemens Digital Industries Software
Naomi Rajendram – PwC South East Asia Consulting
Penny Murphy – Arcadis
Prachi Shah – Software AG
Sakhee Dheer – Facebook
Yvonne Lim – Razer Inc
Diversity Initiative of the Year
This award category is open to organisations that have undertaken a specific initiative that has been established to promote diversity within their organisation or the wider community. These could involve gender pay gap, paternal leave, gender parity in the industry, etc. Judges will assess commitment to the cause, awareness raised, impact on the organisation and/or industry, and ultimate results of the initiative. Submissions should include the name of the initiative.
Initiative for Mothers – Accenture
SheInSecurity – Accenture
Ascent – Citi
Mongolian Women in Tech National Program – Empasoft LLC
DIB (Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging) – Equinix
Young Employee Network – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Women on The Move – Take it Forward – J.P. Morgan
iExcel – Tata Consultancy Services
Vapasi – ThoughtWorks
Employer of the Year
This can be either a technology company 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 to its IT and/or digital department. Judges will look at efforts the employer has made to create a more diverse and inclusive working environment.
British American Tobacco GSD KL
HSBC Software Development (GD) Limited
Entrepreneur of the Year
A female leader of a technology, digital or e-commerce start-up that has demonstrated excellent growth in the last 18 months, with a coherent and sustainable strategy in achieving it. Judges will look at demonstrations of growth (turnover, profit, employees etc.), standout achievements and customer testimonials.
Ashvini Danigond – Manorama Infosolutions
Cherie Tan – A1 Code Academy
Debbie Lee – TechTV Network Pte Ltd
Gina Wong – IBM
Hazel Wei – JONI.AI
Jeeta Bandopadhyay – Tookitaki
Rosaline Koo – CXA Group
Sunitha Miryala – Prad Pte Ltd
Yamin Oo Shwe – RECYGLO
Fintech Project of the Year (led by a woman)
The most innovative fintech project. Please outline what problem your project is trying to solve and what steps/progress so far you have achieved in solving this. Also outline the project’s potential and how it can reach critical mass. Highlight any particularly innovative features.
J.P. Morgan – Team led by Jyoti Chatterjee
MatchMove Pay – Team led by Nelly Jimron
NETS – Team led by Joyce Shia
Visa – Team led by Tasneen Padiath
IT Team of the Year (led by a woman)
An IT team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.
BP – Team led by Irina Mironova
British American Tobacco Indonesia – Team led by Rosa Maria
Buzz ARVR – Team led by Bell Beh
Gluu Life – Team led by Lin Shu Fen
Grab – Team led by Sri Thiba Santhira Seakaran
HSBC – Team led by Jenny Yau
J.P. Morgan – Team led by Kathryn Dunn
Nucleo Consulting – Team led by Sandra Yeow
PCCW Solution Insys Pte Ltd – Team led by Sonali Chavan
Male Ally of the Year
A senior male figure who has gone out of his way to improve the diversity levels of women in IT, within the organisation and/or in the wider community. Successful nominations must provide case studies or examples of how the candidate has gone of his way, or strategically prioritised, getting more women into IT and/or supporting them in their career.
Abhishek Sharma – Citi
Aditya Patil – J.P Morgan
Hamon Yann-Alain – why innovation!
Jérôme Limozin – Bank of America
Pavel Bulowski – Meiro / Shelovesdata
Richard Lord – HSBC
Seng Yue Yau – British American Tobacco GSD KL
Tech for Good Award of the Year
This award honours an organisation using technology to improve the lives of others and the world around us. It recognises corporate social responsibility, charity work or green and sustainability initiatives that are driven or implemented using pioneering digital techniques. Entries will be judged on their effectiveness, innovation and overall commitment to doing good.
Bank of America (Code for Change Program)
Bank of America (Cyber Security Escape Room Programs)
Transformation Leader of the Year
A woman who has led an IT transformation, digital transformation or business change programme driven by technology in the last 18 months. Judges will assess the planning, execution and results of the transformation programme, looking particularly at the technologies and innovation involved, best practice, alignment to business goals, impact on the business, training/awareness/ education, ROI achieved, and how culture shifts were managed.
Anneliese Schulz – Software AG
Aurore Duhamel – SITA
Felicia Cheung – Microsoft
Jazz Moser – Verizon Business Group
Linda Newman – S&P Global – Ratings Division
Lorraine Choo Yin Ong – Government Technology Agency
Rama Sridhar – Mastercard
Wilma Gerber – JLL
Yolande Le Mercier – Activeo Singapore PT LTD
Yu Jie Kaneoka Yukiko – Lenovo
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. Candidates should have not only have demonstrated outstanding business- and/or technology-focused achievements, but also acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity to the technology industry.
Aliza Knox – Cloudflare
Amra Naidoo – Accelerating Asia
Elena Ionenko – TurnKey Lender
June Lai – Catalyst
Liyana Sulaiman – Pollen
Lynn Tan – Blonk Group
Rachel Barger – SAP
Yuk Wah Kwong – National Trades Union Congress
Young Leader of the Year
A woman under the age of 35, or who turns 35 in 2020, who has progressed rapidly though their career and demonstrated business value and innovation through the use of technology. This could include demonstrations of successfully deploying technologies; improving how a company approaches technology; delivering effective IT or technology strategies; enhancing decision-making with technology; creating business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improving services, through the use of technology; driving new innovation in the industry; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around technology.
Akansha Goyal – Barclays Global Service Centre
Christina Gao – Shell
Chu Yuan (Joanne) Ng – R3
Deepika Dinesh – CavinKare
Farah Saleh – Digix
Hanny Kusumawardhani – ConsenSys
Johannine Christian Perello – Ascender HCM Asia Pte Ltd
Susan Claire Alvarez – Sodexo Services Asia Pte Ltd
Valerie Lim – Gojek
Wajiha Hassan – Teradata