Oreta’s very own Business Manager, Josie Germanos, has progressed to final judging for the 2021 ARN Women in ICT (WIICT) Awards and we could not be more proud of her! Josie is representing herself and Oreta in the ‘Rising Star’ category, and has already shown great success through progressing to finalist stage amongst over 340 competing nominations.

ARN states that this particular category “recognises a standout candidate rising up through the ranks within the ICT industry, acknowledging significant advancement during the early stages of her technology career. This individual is growing in stature and importance through demonstrating outstanding business acumen, deep market expertise and high levels of professional integrity. This award is open to candidates with eight years or less experience within the ICT industry.”

“This year WIICTA has generated a volume and calibre of nominees never been seen nor conceivable before,” said Cherry Yumul, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG. “This is an encouraging sign of a positive trend that gender diversity is high on the corporate agenda of more and more businesses in Australia. Not 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.”


We are excited not only to see the result of Josie’s nomination, but also for the ongoing strides that women in IT are making.