Advocate of the Year

An individual working with tech who is a role model and has gone out of her way to support the cause of getting more women in IT with a proven track record in advancing career opportunities for women for 2 or more years. As well as examining the women in IT initiatives the candidates have pioneered to inspire women to succeed in technology, judges will also assess their leadership, evidence of growth and the initiative’s impact on, and integration with, the business specifically.  

Erin David, JLL   

Fatin Fatihah Zahari, Microsoft   

Michelle Mannering, GitHub   

Neha Agarwal, Citibank   

Nurul Syuhada Mohd Anuar, SoftwareAG   

Chea Ratha, Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA)   

Rachel Tan, Oracle

Roxy Lu, Mintel   

Stacey N. Lacy, Citi   

Yesl Koh, Meta

Ally of the Year

A senior figure who has gone out of their way to improve the diversity levels within IT, within the organisation and/or in the wider community. Successful nominations must provide case studies or examples of how the candidate has gone out of their way, or strategically prioritised, getting more diversity of talent into IT and/or supporting them in their careers.  

Greg Unsworth, PwC Singapore   

Jenny Tan, ISACA SG Chapter   

Neha Agarwal, Citibank


CIO of the Year

A female Chief Information Officer or head of information technology (IT) who has demonstrated innovation and IT excellence. Judges will look at projects and achievements spanning the current organisation or others if applicable, within the last 2-years. Examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals must be included.

Aparna Kumar, HSBC   

Dina Dembo-Orgil, Gett   

Heena Patel, HSBC   

Jenny Zhang, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Shanghai) Ltd   

Joyce Shia, Singtel   

Kathleen Stubbs, JLL   

Kedi Wu, Chevron

Rebecca Lythgo, BNY Mellon   

Sathidevi S. Raj, Randstad India Private Ltd   

Sheetal Shalini, Sugar Cane Growers Fund

Data Leader of the Year  

A female IT, technology or business leader who has demonstrated successful results in data technology in the last 2 years. This could include demonstrations of successfully deploying data technologies; improving how a company uses or deals with data; delivering effective data strategies; enhancing decision-making with data; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around data and related technologies.

Anshu Chaudhary, JLL   

Geraldine Wong, GXS   

Jinsoo Jang, LG Uplus   

Khyatee Chhabra, Publicis Sapient   

Nufar Gaspar, Intel   

Pooja Shah, Visa Inc.   

Shanthi Srinivasan, InfoCepts

Wenxia Yuan, Bank of Communications China   

Yan Chen, HSBC Software Dev (GD) Ltd

DEI Recruitment and Advancement Initiative of the Year

This award will be presented to a project or initiative that has had demonstrable success in improving the recruitment, onboarding, development and/or progression of underrepresented talent. This may be a digital technology driven initiative or project that has also improved communication, engagement and support and removed a significant barrier to change affecting diverse talent. 


SoftwareAGain, Software AG Bangalore Technologies Pvt Ltd   


Software AG Internship Program


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Digital Transformation Leader of the Year

A female chief digital officer, digital director or leader of a digital transformation who has led an IT/digital transformation or business change programme driven by technology in the last 2- years. Judges will look at examples of the technology and innovation involved; leadership; best practice; results and return on investment; alignment to business goals; and how culture shifts were managed.

Anuradha Balasubramanian, Accolite Digital   

Jinsoo Jang, LG Uplus   

Kedi Wu, Chevron   

Melinda McKinley, Standard Chartered Bank   

Sheetal Shalini, Sugar Cane Growers Fund   

Shui-Min Tan, National University of Singapore, Information Technology   

Tanushree Sarkar, Johnson & Johnson

Tushita Suri, Schneider Electric Asia Pte Ltd   

Yean Ping Yar, Singlife with Aviva

Ying Zhang, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization

Diversity Lead of the Year

This award is open to the VP of Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer, Heads and Directors of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in the tech industry. This person has demonstrated success in addressing inequalities and improving outcomes, ensuring a culture where all employees can thrive. This nominee is a role model and innovative leader in actively supporting employees; has introduced organisational change that can be measured in terms of staff engagement, retention, satisfaction, and wellbeing. This person is a great influencer and inspires and motivates others to improve the business for all. 

Ai Ling Chan, bp   

Aparna Prabhudesai, InfoCepts   

Carolyn Chin-Parry, PwC Singapore   

Enkhsaikhan Nyamsuren, Association of Mongolian Women in Technology and Science   

Grace Lai, HSBC Hong Kong   

Naomi Rajendram, Accenture   

Priyanka Gupta, KPMG Singapore

Innovator of the Year

A female tech professional who has demonstrated outstanding innovation, customer wins and deployments in the last 2 years. Judges will look at products/services, client testimonials, examples of ROI achieved, success in challenging implementations, post-sales support and service, and tailored customisations in specific enterprise environments.  

Engr. Fariza Shahid, International Steels Ltd   

Kausambi Manjita, Mason   

Miah Feroz, Sustainable Development for Vulnerable Peoples in Bangladesh   

Nisah Jfr, Musiio   

Phaedra Pang, PwC Singapore   

Prachi Shah, Software AG   

Sandy Lim, MatchMove

IT Team of the Year (Led by a Woman)

An IT team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals.

Carolin Baumgartner, Petrofac   

Harshada Joshi, HSBC   

Jenny Zhang, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Shanghai) Ltd   

Jinsoo Jang, LG Uplus   

Lavanya Valiveti N. V., JLL   

Lili Zheng, Fidelity International   

Petrina Chung, HSBC Hong Kong

Ramya Gopalkrishna, Accolite Digital   

Ritu Thareja, Fiserv India Pvt Ltd   

Shyamala Jhaveri, Alstom

Next Generation Leader of the Year

A woman under the age of 30, or who turns 30 in 2022, who has progressed rapidly though their career and demonstrated business value and innovation using technology. This could include demonstrations of successfully deploying technologies; improving how a company approaches technology; delivering effective IT or technology strategies; enhancing decision-making with technology; creating business value, efficiencies and cost savings, or improving services, through the use of technology; driving new innovation in the industry; or furthering knowledge, awareness and education around technology. Candidates must have a 2-year  track record  of work and contribution to the organisation.


Adeline Koh, Automation Anywhere   

Aditi Agarwal, Thoughtworks   

Clarice Ng, C+C&Co   

Dinithi De Silva, Pearson Sri Lanka   

Fatin Fatihah Zahari, Microsoft   

Hansani Halwatura, MillenniumIT ESP

Kristen Pak, Hype & Dexter

Sarah-Ann Yong, Microsoft   

Shalini Kumari, Axis Bank   

Yesl Koh, Meta

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Outstanding Contribution of the Year

This category recognises the achievements over a long period of time which has made an important contribution to the general standing of the technology industry. This individual has dedicated a major part of their working life to helping and supporting others. Judges will be looking for evidence of multiple projects and how they have impacted women and young girls. 

Amudha Chinnaswamy, Cognizant Technology Solution   

Bhakti Gautam, HSBC   

Charvi De Silva, Pearson   

Chung Kei Dorothy Chau,   

Erandathi Ranasinghe, Pearson   

Shefali Bansal, Red Hat (An IBM Company)   

Shilpa Sane, HSBC

Sreejaa Vidyasagar, Cognizant   

Winnie Lee, Appier Inc.   

Yean Ping Yar, Singlife Ltd

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Outstanding Diversity Network of the Year

This award recognises an employee network that strives to ensure the views of its community are heard and acted on to change the system. This network has influence and inspires and motivates its stakeholders to improve the work environment and ways of working for its members. It must be able to demonstrate a change in a way or working, process, or outcomes for an impacted group. 

Association of Mongolian Women in Technology and Science   

Beyond Gurukul, Cisco Systems India   

Ladies Who Tech

Security Leader of the Year

A female CSO, CISO or any other senior IT security function (including cyber security and data management) who has delivered outstanding work. Judges will assess the candidates’ innovative approaches to security and the impact of their policies, procedures and projects on the business. 

Jasmita Malik, Landmark Group

Jo Stewart-Rattray, BRM Advisory   

Mel Migrino,  MERALCO and Subsidiaries

Nishu Mittal, Emirates NBD   

Rajvi Modi, Paytabs   

Shakthi Priya, Funding Societies, Modalku Group   

Silvia Ihensekhien, ShipServ

Surya Dashrath, AutoRABIT

Social Mobility Project of the Year

This award will be presented to the individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to addressing social-economic inequalities. The award recognises projects/initiatives that encourage social mobility and sustainable community involvement from all backgrounds. 

Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Cognizant   

Mae Ann Fong, Encora Inc.   

Methawee Thatsanasateankit, Vulcan Coalition

Sustainable Tech Award of the Year

This award honours an organisation or company using technology to improve the lives of others and the world around us. It recognises corporate social responsibility, charity work or green and sustainability initiatives that are driven or implemented using pioneering digital techniques. Entries will be judged on their effectiveness, innovation and overall commitment to doing good. Entrants should reference how their technology links to the UN Sustainability Goals, and which SDGs in particular. 

Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Cognizant      

Methawee Thatsanasateankit, Vulcan Coalition

Pratima Harite, Lenovo Asia Pacific

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Woman of the Year

A woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership over the last 2 years, and shone a light on the great things women in IT can achieve. Candidates should have not only have demonstrated outstanding business- and/or technology-focused achievements, but also give examples on how they have actively sought to bring more diversity into the technology industry.   

Corrie Briscoe, Amazon Web Services   

Durva Leena Arun Chougule, HERE Technologies   

Jenny Tan, ISACA SG Chapter   

Jo Stewart-Rattray, BRM Advisory   

Lou Ann Ordas, Software AG   

Ritu Thareja, Fiserv India Pvt Ltd   

Thilani Abeysooriya, Pearson

Tracy Quah, Informatica   

Winnie Lee, Appier Inc.   

Yashu Kapila, BugRaptors