Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards: Watch On-Demand
Introducing Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in 2021, housing a record-breaking number of submissions in what was the largest celebration of female excellence within the technology channel across Southeast Asia. Representing the entire ASEAN ecosystem, 160 finalists (150 individuals and 10 companies) made the shortlist from a pool of more than 65 organisations and over 220 nominations, spanning partner, vendor and distributor businesses. This marked a significant expansion in reach, support and market appeal to position WIICTA as the leading technology awards program for gender diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the Southeast Asian channel. Reflective of a diverse technology network – and a thriving channel community – over 25 partner companies were in the spotlight, in addition to more than 30 vendors and four distributors. Specific to partners, candidates ranged from large-scale consultancy giants and global system integrators (GSIs) to emerging and established start-ups in Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila and Singapore, alongside leading managed service providers, born-in-the-cloud players, specialist solution consultants and boutique digital agencies. Aligned to the Channel Asia approach of representing established and emerging partners in equal measure, 2021 was the year that WIICTA went mainstream in the local channel. Within this standout group of finalists, female leaders were located across the entire region, spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. All career stages were 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 was also supported by both individual and company champions of D&I initiatives. Collectively, WIICTA in 2021 stands tall as the leading forum for setting the industry benchmark for female achievement across Southeast Asia.
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