Consultants in the running for Women Leading Tech awards

14 March 2024 3 min. read

The winners of this year’s Women Leading Tech Awards will be announced at a gala celebration in Sydney, with an abundance of consultants in the running.

Consultancies Deloitte, Thoughtworks, NCS and Quantium are well-represented on this year’s Women Leading Tech Awards shortlists, with their analysts, engineers, and advisors receiving multiple nominations across more than two dozen categories.

An initiative of media and marketing industry publication B&T to advance female representation in the tech industry, the winners of the 2024 awards will be revealed at an event in Sydney this week (on the 21st of March).

Consultants in the running for Women Leading Tech awards

The Deloitte contingent was headlined by national Artificial Intelligence and Strategy & Business Design leader Kellie Nuttall, who was nominated in both the Data Science and Innovator categories. Joining Nuttall on the shortlist are colleagues Kate Monckton, who joined the firm’s partnership in early 2022 and is a contender in the Cyber Security category, and Deloitte ‘GreenSpace Tech’ leader Andrea Culligan in the ‘Sustainability Crusader’ category.

Looking to emulate the triumph of former CFO Helen Barlow-Hunt in last year’s awards, Thoughtworks’ recently-promoted global head of digital transformation and enterprise, platforms & cloud, Sarah Taraporewalla, has been nominated for this year’s Engineering award. Thoughtworks will also be represented by senior data consultant Jessie Wang in the Rising Star category, while the consultancy itself is one of three Advocacy finalists.

Also contending for the Engineering crown is Shivani Kapadia of NCS, an expert Android developer who joined the firm following its $290 million acquisition of Arq Group in 2022. Kapadia celebrated her nomination on LinkedIn alongside ‘bestie’ Sowmiya Selvakumaraswamy, who also joined NCS via Arq and was selected as a finalist in the top-level Innovator category after last year being appointed as NCS Group’s Metaverse lead.

And then there’s Quantium, which together with those working at Woolworths joint venture wiq had a dozen of its professionals shortlisted across the various categories. Among them are products & technology executive Sam Love in the product category, and FMCG analytics & consulting executive Leesa Petty in the Customer Success category, the latter who is up against Quantium’s global markets lead analyst Sashnee Naicker-Kistan.

Elsewhere, Utkarsha Ghule and Azelia Pan, respectively analytics and data science lead, are competing for the data science award, while health & government executive manager Rina Soetanto is a Social Impact Advocate finalist and Kamalini Srirangarajah a contender in the Engineering category. A trio of the firm’s young professionals – Charlotte Wilson, Mansi Priya, and Evelyn Russell – have also been nominated as Rising Stars.