Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women
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    Kelly Keates

    Kelly Keates

    Liquid Integrity Systems, Zonge Engineering

    Liquid Integrity Systems is a real-time leak detection system for industrial use such as wastewater storage.

    Award Category 2020 Engineering
    Kira Bain

    Kira Bain

    Kaurna Language in Schools, Tauondi Aboriginal College

    A series of custodian-endorsed teacher resource packs to support Kaurna language in schools, addressing the current lack of a language curriculum.

    Award Category 2020 Young Innovator


    TO S.T.E.A.M.

    Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math
    What happened to just plain old S.T.E.M.? How does A and Arts come into it? Its all to do with art & design thinking...



    Announcing the 2020 Winnovation Award finalists in proud partnership with UniSA and Bendigo Bank! Read about the Winnovation Awards.

    2020 AWARDS


    If you're a woman working in S.T.E.A.M., a male champion of change, an innovator in Adelaide or regional SA or working to improve SA's economy.




    • Being awarded the Women in Innovation Award for Education has opened doors for my career, both state-wide and nationally, it has also drawn the spotlight onto coding in education in Australia - truly life changing.

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      Stephanie Kriewaldt Winner - 2014 Education category
    • The Winnovation Awards provide a much needed glimpse into the unique talent and contributions of women working in S.T.E.A.M industries in South Australia. Receiving the award for the Science and Health category has proved to be a terrific springboard for raising awareness of the exciting and rapidly growing field of cell therapies and its potential for changing healthcare outcomes for the future.

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      Sherry Kothari Winner - 2014 Community Health & Science category
    • Receiving this award was an enormous honour, raising both my own professional profile as well as the outstanding achievements of the Goyder Institute, and has highlighted the value of cultivating and developing female leadership within the water sector.

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      Michele Akeroyd
    • Winning this award validates all the hard work I have put into my research. It also sends women the right message - that in South Australia, we celebrate excellence in technology and innovation, so go shoot for the stars!

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      Karen Nelson-Field Winner - 2014 Community Category, Arts, Sport
    • This award has contributed in various ways to recognition of Newsmaker's position in the digital media landscape in Australia. But more than that, it lets women know that IT is not just an exciting career path, it is one of the best routes to financial independence.

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      Leila Henderson Winner - 2014 Information Technology category
    • Winning the Future Innovators category turbo charged STEM SISTA being recognised overseas and we've now been invited to speak about our program in Warsaw! Not only did the award create greater visibility of STEM SISTA, but it also inspired our program directors to continue to push the boundaries of traditional professional development for girls.

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    • Being acknowledged by my peers was a deeply humbling experience. As an accidental entrepreneur I am driven every day to follow my passion. Sometimes it is a lonely place to be, but the awards are a fantastic way to share your passion and success, and to be celebrated by our community!

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      Tania Jolley Winner - 2014 Manufacturing & Defence category