All things innovation, S.T.E.A.M. and creativity in our vibrant innovative community.
This year's Awards feature finalists across 10 categories encomassing innovation, invention, entrepreneurship and social impact. We were delighted to see entries from women representing a wide variety of industry sectors and specialisations.
Women in Innovation values the support and expertise of our partners and sponsors. The Board are always looking to develop mutual relationships with organisations that believe in our purpose and want to work with us to educate, elevate, inspire and connect innovative women in South Australia. Bendigo Bank joined us as a principle partner for two years earlier this year, so we had a chat with Traci Mathwin, Senior Manager, SA Community Branch Banking to hear what was behind Bendigo’s decision to partner with Women in Innovation.
Did you know that there are over 7000 different languages spoken around the world? And yet everyone’s brain is the same. How does our brain process language in such a way that it is usually a completely natural and ‘everyday’ task? And yet, if language is a natural task for our brain, why is it so difficult to learn a new language as an adult?
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of SA, who is answering those exact questions!
Only one in four IT graduates and fewer than one in 10 engineering graduates are women. Women also hold fewer than one in five senior researcher
positions in Australian universities and research institutes, and account for just a quarter of the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Maths) workforce overall.
We received over 100 nominations again this year, and after very rigorous judging by our expert panel of judges, we were joined by over 120 guests to celebrate our winners. The calibre of applicants continues to instil us with inspiration and humbleness, and if we ever wondered why we do what we do (which is showcasing, elevating and connecting innovative women in SA), all we have to do is read some of the incredible achievements of these women.
Our 2016 Winnovation winners are:
Congratulations to all our nominees, finalists and winners! You can read more about our winners here.
And be sure to watch the fabulous video clip of the night by our talented sponsor John Dory Media here!
Are you considering how to pitch your Winnovation Awards application?
Women in Innovation SA recently ran our first live Pitch Coaching session with PR super-star and previous Winnovation Award winner Leila Hendersonand Shark Tank success story Scott Boocock aka ‘The Aussie Innovator’.
This month, the Women in Innovation Board has been working with the Adelaide Smart City Studio, located on the ground floor of the Colonel Light Centre at 25 Pirie St.
We are super-excited to welcome Nick Condon, Executive Director, Brand and Innovation at Business SA, to the Women in Innovation Board. As part of the Business SA Executive Leadership team Nick is responsible for setting the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s strategic and operational vision, with specific responsibility for the innovation, enterprise technology, and brand and communications strategies.
In February we got our creativity flowing and partnered with Sue Langley - global business consultant and leading advisor in the practical application of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology - to bring a course on Innovation and Creativity to South Australia for the first time.
Do you have a passion for innovation? Experience running Xero and confident using Excel? A desire to be a part of a passionate team? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for a vibrant, technically savvy money manager to join the Board as an Executive Director for a two year term.