Last day to submit entries for women in ICT awards

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The awards programme recognises eligible female professionals working in the ICT sector.
The awards programme recognises eligible female professionals working in the ICT sector.

Members of the public have until midnight to nominate their preferred candidates for the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards.

Now in its second year, the awards are an MTN SA initiative in partnership with Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm.

The awards programme seeks to accelerate women's participation in the ICT sector by celebrating and rewarding women professionals who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the sector. It also aims to attract girl children and young aspirant female professionals to consider a profession in the industry and enhance the industry's employer value proposition

Mapula Bodibe, executive for the consumer business unit at MTN SA, says "We are delighted and encouraged with the overwhelming response we have received from both the private and public sector and institutions of learning. What was equally impressive is the calibre and quality of nominations received which showed the depth of women talent in the ICT sector. We are looking forward to the adjudication process, which promises to become a daunting challenge for the judging panel."

The awards are segmented into categories that include leadership recognition, innovator recognition, entrepreneur recognition, excellence in ICT journalism, graduate award and ministerial recognition.

This year, the initiative has introduced a new category known as the public choice award. This category gives members of the public the opportunity to nominate an outstanding female professional in the ICT sector using an SMS platform.

"We urge the public to use this window of opportunity before the closing date to send through nominations of candidates. Nominations can be submitted before the end of the closing date," concludes Bodibe.

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