SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - Cisco is proud to announce that 14 Cisco women have
been listed as finalists of the new-look Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA). The
WIICTA awards housed a record-breaking number of submissions this year, in
what will be the largest celebration of female excellence within the technology
channel across Southeast Asia.
the entire ASEAN ICT industry ecosystem, 160 finalists (150 individuals and 10
companies) made the shortlist from a pool of more than 65 organizations and
over 220 nominations, spanning partner, vendor and distributor businesses.
Batka, Vice President, APJC Partner Sales for Cisco
who is also the executive sponsor for Cisco's Women of Cisco Asia Pacific,
Japan and Greater China chapter, has explained that the women who made the
finalist list this year truly
recognize and embody the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of female
leaders in the IT channel across the region.
"On top of everything
that has happened over the past 18 months, these exceptional women on this list
have pushed forward with innovative business plans, marketing initiatives and
other comprehensive route to market initiatives to support our partners and
customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic.
Cisco celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and commitment
to the channel and our partners," said Batka.
The 14 Cisco finalists
are listed below:
- Jina Park
- Maria Eva
- Vicki Batka
Asia congratulates Cisco on having 14 finalists named, with strong
representation in every award category," said Cherry Yumul, vice president of
Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG. "We applaud your standout
contribution in helping to set an industry benchmark for female achievement
across Southeast Asia.
WIICTA has generated a volume and calibre of nominees that have set new
standards in the award's history. This is an encouraging sign of a positive
trend that gender diversity is high on the corporate agenda of more and more
businesses in ASEAN.
not just to tick a box or meet a quota, but evidently, to bring in alternative
viewpoints for problem-solving and different leadership styles for competitive
advantage, in turn delivering better returns."
of a diverse technology network – and a thriving channel community – over 25
partner companies are in the spotlight, in addition to more than 30 vendors and
standout group of finalists, female leaders are located across the entire
region, spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and
stages are 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 consistently
high-performing individuals. This is also supported by both individual and
company champions of D&I initiatives.
WIICTA in 2021 stands tall as the leading forum for setting the industry
benchmark for female achievement across Southeast Asia.
the feedback of more than 50 leading female technology executives, WIICTA
– now in its 10th year of running – will honour the channel across eight
categories, spanning Innovation, Technical, Entrepreneur, Graduate, Rising
Star, Shining Star, Achievement and D&I Champion (Company and Individual)
will now be selected by an executive panel of more than 45 industry judges –
acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence – before being announced at
a virtual celebration event on Thursday, 5 August.
full article on Channel Asia : https://www.channelasia.tech/article/689208/channel-asia-unveils-record-breaking-number-finalists-new-look-women-ict-awards/
more about the Women in ICT Awards: https://www.channelasia.tech/wiicta/