Congratulations to the winners of the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022, who were celebrated in style at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons, Toronto, Canada, on October 25th.
In a room filled with colleagues, peers and supporters of equity and inclusion, fifteen women trailblazers, organisations, and allies were recognised for their outstanding work to promote diversity in tech.
McGowan won for being a true innovator who cares immensely about inclusivity and diversity within the tech space.
The judges described her as an ally and advocate of women, diverse communities and technology, especially how it will impact the future of work and our daily lives.
McGowan’s contributions and relentless work in helping to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in tech have earned her recognition as a true role model of excellence.
“She is a phenomenal woman leading it all – driving business results; making technology jobs accessible; and bridging the gender gap,” commented the judges.
Since their beginning, these prestigious Awards have recognised and celebrated hundreds of women, allies and organisations across Canada for their outstanding contributions and commitment to building a more inclusive technology industry where everyone can thrive and succeed.
At a time of transformation, when the emergence of Web3 and Web4 are raising many hopes for building new fields that will have a strong impact on the future, especially on women, the 2022 Awards are about innovation, growth and results.
This year’s winners have been distinguished for overcoming the complex challenges of the past two years.
The judging panel of unparalleled technology and DEI influencers selected individuals, organisations and initiatives that have gone above and beyond to significantly impact businesses, employees and the industry.
All agree that there is still a long way to go for women to make their voices heard in this non-inclusive industry, but this new edition of the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022 is already a first step in highlighting those who are doing the work.
The Women in IT Awards Canada 2022 was sponsored by Premium Sponsor Equitable Bank and Award Sponsors Dynatrace. The event supporters were Colliers, Loblaw Technology and Analytics, Hitachi, SCI, Splunk and Teknion.
Opening the ceremony, Cole said: “To the untold and obscured stories of impactful technical women – I cherish opportunities like this to document technical prowess, acknowledge women in STEM and move our social norm to one that recognises that these women exist – and society only truly thrives when they thrive.”
The winners of the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022:
Advocate of the Year
Ally of the Year
Chief Information Technology Officer of the Year
Data Leader of the Year
DEI Initiative of the Year
Neurodiverse Professional Services Partnership, Salesforce
Digital Transformation Leader of the Year
Diversity Lead of the Year
Employer of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Innovator of the Year
IT Team of the Year (led by a woman)
Next Generation Leader of the Year
Outstanding Contribution of the Year
Sustainable Tech Award of the Year
Woman of the Year