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The Women Leading Tech Awards, presented by Atlassian is back for 2024! These awards are the first industry event that matters and, this year, they’re bigger and better than ever. We have a brand new Customer Success category and a host of new partners and entrants.


The Women Leading Tech Awards celebrate the women who drive innovations, create change, smash glass ceilings and forge bold new paths for everyone to follow.


The Awards also recognise the contributions of everyone in the sector – from new faces with the Rising Star trophy to established leading lights with the Executive Leader and Woman of the Year trophies. The Awards also recognise those women who make an impact beyond their companies with the Champion of Change, Sustainability Crusader, Mentor and Social Impact Advocate.


As an initiative created to support gender parity and representation across the tech industry, the Women Leading Tech Awards are an event inclusive of non-binary and gender diverse members of the tech industry, as well as any individual identifying as a woman.


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Entry deadline

11:59pm AEDT, Thursday 1 February, 2024

– $349 + GST per entry

Now through Thursday 1 February, 2024

Late entry deadline

11:59pm AEDT, Friday 9 February, 2024

– $449 + GST per entry

Friday 2 February, 2024 through Friday 9 February, 2024

People’s Choice Poll Launches

Tuesday 13th February, 2024


Judging period

Friday 16 February – Monday 4 March, 2024


People’s Choice Poll Closes

Monday 4 March, 2024


Shortlist date

Friday 8 March, 2024


Early bird tickets end

Wednesday 13 March, 2024


Event date

6:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday 21 March 2024 – Sydney Town Hall


January 1, 2023 – February 9, 2024

Nominees’ work would need to be active during the eligibility period to be considered


This award is open to any woman working in the adtech industry either client-side or agency-side. If digital advertising is your game, then send us your name.
Open to companies who have supported the cause of getting more women into tech.
This category is opened to those women who play an effective role within the day to day management on behalf of the Executives of their organisation. Don’t worry we know you run the place, let’s celebrate you together!
This category is open to both male and female senior leaders in the business who have taken action to drive widespread change in the workforce within the eligibility period of January 1, 2023 to February 9, 2024.
This category is open to women who have made a significant contribution to the success of their clients’ and customers’ businesses. It is for those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional customer satisfaction, build strong client relationships, and driven business growth through their innovative approach.
Open to women working in data security and risk management. As Optus has shown us in gory detail, the protection of customer data needs to be foremost in any business’ continuity plan.

They could be rocket scientists if they so desired, yet instead they are explaining our world in ones and zeroes.

This category is open to women who currently work in a function within a technology business that supports the delivery of technology products or projects.
Working together with engineers, data scientists, product managers, sales and customers, these women make things beautiful, functional and frictionless.
This category is open to women who are currently in roles such as lecturing, researching or teaching within a technology discipline at either high school, tertiary or post graduate levels.
This category is for the coders and builders. Not only are they curious and passionate, they have some serious technical skills to boot.
This category is for the pioneers and risk takers – the women who bet the house on starting a new venture. Open to all female founders within a broad tech business.
This category is open to C-suite leaders – including, but not limited to CEO, CIO, CTO, CMO, CRO, COO and any other “C” position.

The rapidly-maturing fintech sector is completely changing how the financial services industry operates. This award is open to any woman working in fintech, including lending, banking, payments, insurance and personal finance.

The Glass Ceiling Award is for women who have proudly ascended the dizzy heights of success. The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate how they have set the tone, led by example and then swept aside all barriers so others following didn’t even notice a bump.
This award is dedicated to the road less travelled. To the crazy ones doing things differently and making discoveries and advancements that impact us all. This award is open to women who have changed the game within the tech sector or indeed the broader community through the use of technology.
The women working in the trenches, guiding a product within a category and working to make it an inclusive product.
With nearly 10,000 solutions in the exploding martech space, there’s a marketers little helper for just about anything. This award is open to any woman working in the marketing automation industry either client-side or agency-side.
The women who provide guiding hands and encouraging words to help others be a part of an incredibly diverse and inclusive tech future.
Open to individuals who have demonstrated excellence by creating and driving successful HR strategies promoting diversity and inclusion within their tech companies’ employees.
Working alongside product and sales, these brand champions are connecting with customers on all levels.
Open to women working in the tech sector in either an in-house communications or public relations role or similar as well as women working for external communications agencies that spend the majority of their working time with clients from the tech sector.
Yes, yes we know! You’re young and talented! Go on: show what you’ve done. We’re not jealous, much. Entrants must be UNDER the age of 30 as of 9 February 2024.
If a product sits on a shelf (or the other side of a payment gateway), does it really exist?
Nothing moves faster than technology and yet some of those working in this space still find the time to look after those less fortunate than themselves. This award is open to women working in the tech sector who have used their position and skills to make a difference in the advancement of society or a meaningful contribution to help their fellow humans.
Man, woman or prefer not to say, none of us can live and thrive if we don’t have a place to call home. This award is open to women working in the tech sector who have used their position and skills to make a difference in the preservation of this planet.
To win this you’re either a hacker from hell or very, very . . . . and we mean VERY!! popular.
Technology might be a new(ish) sector as we understand it today, but trust us there’s already loads of people who have racked up a lifetime of success. B&T will take care of picking this one.
You will have won something already tonight to be named our Woman of the Year. As they say, you have to be in it to win it. B&T will choose the most outstanding achiever to be crowned.