WiT Award Finalists Announced

Monday 28 September 2020

Forty-four outstanding women from across Queensland have been announced as finalists in the 2020 annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards following a record 440 nominations.

Mater reseacher Professor Vicki Flenady claims her finalist spot in this year's Award ceremony, with the winner to be annouced via a virtual ceremony, on Friday 9 October.

Women in Technology (WiT) President Dr Claudia Giurgiuman said although 2020 had been a challenging year, ‘the show must go on’. 

“This year has been a year of change for everyone, including WiT, so we decided to create a virtual online celebration to champion the State’s remarkable women in science and technology,” she said.

“Our virtual 2020 WiT Awards are set to be bigger and better than ever with the ABC’s celebrity scientist Joel Gilmore as the event’s MC, alongside our distinguished keynote Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro.

"Many women are doing amazing work and these awards are about giving them the recognition they deserve, building support for their work, and inspiring the next generation of leaders by showing what is possible."

Although the 2020 WiT Awards presentation is online this year, attendees are encouraged to dress to excess or extreme comfort as the event is brought live to their living rooms. Attendees will still have the same opportunity to network, mingle, and support the work done by these incredible finalists through the online event platform.

To see the full list of finalists, head to the WiT Awards website.