Cisco is proud to share the winners of the 2020 Women in IT Awards, recognising the very best in female talent across its customer and partner community.

In response to the wealth of standout submissions, all categories exceeded the traditional six finalist limit, showcasing the very best in the IT sector across categories including Academia; Rising Star, Community; Executive IT Leadership; Diversity Initiative and Outstanding ICT Technical Innovation.

The winners were selected by a panel of 15 judges from across Cisco, all subject matter experts in their area of expertise.

Cisco would like to thank our partners and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations and we would like to extend our congratulations to all of our winners. You can find out more about the award categories, here.

Cisco’s Managing Director of the Partner Organisation and Executive Sponsor of the Women of Cisco group, Tara Ridley, thanks all the nominees for their submissions.

“Congratulations to all the women nominated, and the winners! We’re proud to see so many inspiring submissions, and those recognised for excellence in the technology industry.”

And the winners are…

AcademiaNazanin Mohammadi, Curtin University

Rising Star: Bianca Stayte, JB Hi-Fi

Community: Kate Illsley, Method Recruitment Group

Diversity Initiative: Janet Granger-Wilcox, Aussie Broadband

Outstanding ICT Technical Innovation: Natalie Piucco, Google

Executive IT Leadership: Sharmila Tsourdalakis, Suncorp Group

We look forward to sharing more on the winners!