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WAI Awards 2021 ANZ Finalists Announced

Announcement posted by Jewelrock 02 Feb 2021

We are thrilled to announce the Finalists in the inaugural ANZ Women in AI Awards for 2021.

The awards, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 23 February 2021,  honour, recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women in AI.

This year's finalists are:

AI In Health
Michelle Perugini
Rahil Garnavi
Fatemeh Vafaee

AI in Mining
Juliette Murphy
Holly Bridgwater
Angela Rodrigues

AI in Law
Sandra Johnson
Aurelie Jacquet
Kobi Leins

AI in Finance
Wen Chen
Sammi Bhatia
Catherine Lopes

AI in Agribusiness

Anastasia Volkova
Supriya Nair
Fiona Turner

AI in Cyber Security
Lina Yao
Junae Kim
Sarah Erfani Nicholas

AI in Defence
Kerry Trentelman
Kate Yaxley
Niusha Shafiabady

AI in Infrastructure
Fang Chen
Bonnie Shaw
Jiaming Li

AI in Manufacturing
Jamila Gordon
Liesl Yearsley 
Holly Hutson

AI in Innovation
Yolande Strengers
Cecile Paris
Michelle Aguilar

AI in Education
Beena Ahmed
Lane Litz
Thushari Atapattu

Each of the 11 awards categories are judged on innovation, leadership and inspiring potential, global potential and impact, and ability for the AI solution to do good for the community and citizens. Thank you to our panel of independent judges who have helped us deliver an accurate, fair and transparent process.

Every finalist will benefit from endorsement, prestige, recognition, opportunities for collaboration, and extensive media exposure.

The winner within each category, to be announced at the Gala Dinner,  will also be eligible for the Grand Award:  2021 Australia- New Zealand Innovator of the Year.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Feb 23rd at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, and is hosted by multi-award-winning STEM journalist and Science and Technology Editor for NITV, Rae Johnston.

Please join us and our Lead partners Monash Data Futures Institute, Salesforce, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Lockheed Martin Australia, the Minerals Council of Australia, Gilbert & Tobin, and the NSW State Government in congratulating all our finalists.


Andra Müller, Director Jewelrock
m: 0400 388 846
e: andra@jewelrock.com.au