Supporting the next generation of Women in Technology

Tuesday 06 October 2020

Women in Technology (WiT) aims to close the gender gap and help women embrace technology in their careers. This Friday 9 October, the annual WiT Awards will showcase the work of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields across education, entrepreneurialism, social inclusion, research and innovation.

Forty-four finalists have been shortlisted from over 400 entrants across the thirteen categories. The evening will recognise their expertise in STEM areas, with accolades such as the ‘Rising Star Science Award’, ‘Outstanding Achievement Science Award’, ‘Leadership Professional Technology’ and more.

Mater Research is proud to sponsor the ‘Employer of Choice Small/Medium Business’ category, with the aim of showcasing businesses that help advance women’s careers.

“We are happy to again sponsor this year’s ‘Employer of Choice Small/Medium Business’ award as Mater Research understands the value and benefits as a previous recipient. The two finalists are prime examples of STEM companies committed to hiring and empowering women,” said Professor Allison Pettit.

“I look forward to awarding the winner on the evening, and hope this helps them to enhance their reach and inspires future generations of women to pursue a STEM career. The two finalists come from varied backgrounds; Genie Solutions is committed to developing software to help medical professionals to run their practices, to deliver better health outcomes, while SixPivot, an innovative software company, is led, managed and owned entirely by women—one of the few currently in the field who can claim that.

“We hope that with this award, the winner will extend the reach and profile of their company to recruit and support the success of more women in the future.”

For a full list of categories, please visit WiT finalist announcement web page.

You can help to support and celebrate by registering your attendance for the 23rd Annual WiT Awards via the website.