NEXTGEN proud to sponsor Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
NEXTGEN is proud to sponsor the new-look Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA), housing a record-breaking number of submissions in what will be the largest celebration of female excellence within the technology channel across New Zealand.
Representing the entire Kiwi ecosystem, 101 finalists (96 individuals and five companies) make the shortlist from a pool of 53 organisations and more than 140 nominations, spanning partner, telco, vendor and distributor businesses.
Reflective of a diverse technology network, candidates range from large-scale multinational corporations to emerging start-ups in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, alongside leading system integrators, managed service providers and solution consultants, plus telecommunications and supply chain experts.
Within this standout group of finalists, female leaders are located across the entire country – from North Island to South Island – including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier and Queenstown.
All career stages are in the spotlight from graduate-level entrants to well-established CEOs, in addition to inspiring entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and technical experts, as well as talent rising through the ranks and consistent high-performing individuals. This is also supported by both individual and company champions of D&I initiatives.
“The technology channel community should be proud of this grand display of Kiwi ingenuity amongst the minority group of female talent,” added Cherry Yumul, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG.
“Just when we were beginning to wonder whether we might have exhausted the market in finding highly successful and promising women to recognise, five years since launching Reseller News WIICTA, this year's calibre of candidates has only served to renew our confidence that the case is in fact, quite the opposite. There are more gems to find in New Zealand – we are proud and privileged to be celebrating them.”
Collectively, WIICTA in 2021 stands tall as the leading forum for setting the industry benchmark for female achievement across New Zealand.
Shaped by the feedback of more than 50 leading female technology executives, WIICTA will honour the channel across eight categories, spanning Innovation, Technical, Entrepreneur, Graduate, Rising Star, Shining Star, Achievement and D&I Champion (Company and Individual) awards.
The winners will now be selected by an executive panel of more than 85 industry judges – acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence – before being announced at a celebration lunch at Hilton Auckland on Thursday 8 July.