Women in IT Awards Asia 2019: winners revealed!

The winners for the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia have been announced at a gala ceremony at the Shangri-La in Singapore.

Dubbed the smart nation, Singapore was the ideal location to begin the Women in IT Awards’ first move into Asia.

The first event in Asia brought together business and tech leaders to highlight the importance of diversity in IT.

The Women in IT Awards Asia is part of the Women in IT Awards Series, which has established events in Ireland, San Francisco, New York and London. And, planned events in Berlin, Bucharest and Toronto.

The series is part of an ongoing Information Age campaign to tackle technology’s diversity problems. We currently run two further diversity events in the UK: Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders, a careers fair for female university students, and Future Stars of Tech, which identifies and promotes the industry’s top female career climbers.

Information Age was delighted that Minister Josephine Teo — Minister of Manpower and Second Minister of Home Affairs — was this year’s keynote for the inaugural awards.

The winners

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Priyanka Ashraf, ConsenSys

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Anneliese Schulz, Software AG

CIO OF THE YEAR
Tan Sor Hoon, Government Technology Agency

DATA LEADER OF THE YEAR
Nelly Jimron, MatchMove Pay

DIGITAL LEADER OF THE YEAR
Anamika Talwar, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Juliana Chua, NTUC Income

DIVERSITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
She Loves Data

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
J.P. Morgan

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Joelle Pang, FastJobs Asia

FUTURE CIO OF THE YEAR
Annie An Dongmei, Amazon Web Services

IT TEAM OF THE YEAR
Citibank

SECURITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Jiahui Tang, Google

TRANSFORMATION LEADER OF THE YEAR
Ayten Ozenc, Toll Group

WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Carolyn Chin-Parry, formerly at Prism

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR
Leeyoung Song, Airbnb

Click here to see photos from the evening.

A huge thanks to our sponsors!

Joining as sponsors of the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia were; BPDiversityQFirEye and Hays. The event was supported by the Singapore Computer Society, and we’d also like to thank our media partners:

• Codomo
• Crib
• She Loves Data
• Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation
• Singapore Women in Science Network
• Tech Ladies
• Women Who Code

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is the editor for Information Age. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and cyber security.