Shortlist Announced for Women in IT Awards Canada 2022



Image of the finalists announced for the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 in Toronto.

Read on to find the shortlist for the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022, taking place in person on October 25.

This year’s Canadian edition of the Women at the top and IT awards it will be the first to be held in person since 2019, beginning at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

The ceremony will be the fourth of five awards ceremonies to take place this year, the United Kingdom Y Asia The editions took place in February and June respectively, while the WIT Awards USA will start in September and Ireland in December 2022.

It will be presented the same day Women in Canada IT Summit 2022.

The Women in IT Summit & Awards Series has been raising awareness of the contributions and successes of women in technology since 2015, while recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

the full short list of exceptional women and allies participating in the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022 is as follows:

Table of Contents

defender of the year

Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Infogenetics Solutions Ltd

Cinzia Bazzo, Workday

frincy clement, Women in Artificial Intelligence Canada, TELUS Businesses

Helen KnightH. Knight Nonprofit IT Consulting Inc.

kate manolis, A lot of fish

Margarita Simonova, LoveMyQA

nasheen liu, TI Media Group Inc.

Sana Abu ShaabanCanada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Santa Di Stefano, Pythian Services Inc.

Shiyamali ParanirupasingamWomen in Artificial Intelligence (WATER)

ally of the year

Annayah Jean Fernandez Rivera, Accent

Marie-Christine Legault, cprime

marvin wong, SAFE energy

round rudnitsky, SAFE energy

Information Technology Director of the Year

amanda jane preece, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Claire Lam, run

Kristine Middlemiss, Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies

Michelle Joliath, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

Data Leader of the Year

andrea niugeneral motors

Delsie Sequeira, ICF Consulting Canada

Diana EsparzaExport Development Canada (EDC)

Sheybani Fair, miners

kasia wakarecy, Pythian Services Inc.

megha narayanan, SpotHero

Parisa Lake, manulife

Penka Bocheva, EPAM

DEI Initiative of the Year

Accenture R&D and Technology Recruitment Team, Accent

Neurodiverse Professional Services Association, Sales force

Women in Identity

Women in Technology Group, Loblaw Tech & Analytics

Digital Transformation Leader of the Year

Darya Abdollahzadeh, realtor.com

elaine oh, cineplex entertainment ltd

Elysia Douillard, JOEY Restaurant Group

Sheybani Fair, miners

Galia Forouzesh away, interactive midfield

marlene ross, oak valley health

Michelle Joliath, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

Natasha Gilani, Accent

sumika singh, Trusted home company

Thanuja Karunamoorthy, Fair Bank

Diversity Leader of the Year

Constance Frenette, bell canada

Farzia Khan, td bank

sophia dhrolia, Toronto Region Board of Trade

employer of the year

Fair Bank

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green light consulting

JOVACO solutions

Pythian Services Inc.

exchange of thoughts

entrepreneur of the year

caitlin macgregor, Plum

Cindy Gordon, SalesChoice Inc.

Elena Sinelnikova, metis

smooth strong, FLUIDS

innovator of the year

alison menary, embroider/Toronto Public Library

Dr Chandana Unnithan, Lifeguard Digital Health

bajpai garima, Capital Carbon Consulting

Jenny Lemeux, vivid machines

smooth strong, FLUIDS

Green Malgosia, A lot of fish

stephanie law, green light consulting

xiaomi wang, InsightZen

IT Team of the Year (led by a woman)

minersdirected by Sheybani Fair

Open doordirected by natural heather

Ontario Teachers Pension Plandirected by Lisa Schiraldi

THIRSTdirected by Lakshmi Baskaran

LoveMyQAdirected by Margarita Simonova

Red blood cellsdirected by Melissa Carvalho

Ontario Professional Engineersdirected by Michelle Wehrle

Walmart Canadadirected by michon williams

Eduplan Solutionsdirected by Nathalie Myara

Accentdirected by Jennifer Jackson

Next Generation Leader of the Year

alexandra sunderland, Co-worker

doris qianGovernment of Canada, Environment and Climate Change

Elena Grigoras, Loblaw

ellis odynn, HEY Institute of Digital Finance

Farzia Khan, td bank

bajpai garima, Capital Carbon Consulting

Jacqueline Do, Accent

stephanie long, dentalcorp

Outstanding Contribution of the Year

Beth GerritsenPrimary Care -Independent

Brenda Okorogba, Momentswithbren Consulting

Jenny Alfandary, Westario Power Inc.

Marijana Zuvel, mcdonald’s

Natalia Bakhtina, BFL Canada

Sustainable Technology of the Year Award

Jenny Lemeux, vivid machines

raquel hor, CoalTerra

Tas Damen, Connected Canadians

woman of the year

amanda jane preece, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

claudette mcgowan, td bank

Constance Frenette, bell canada inc.

Jenny Alfandary, Westario Power Inc.

Julieann Esper Rainville, PointClickCare

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Green Malgosia, A lot of fish

Maria Bolovis, eStruxture data centers

Michelle Wehrle, Ontario Professional Engineers

Santa Di Stefano, Pythian Services Inc.

winnie ye, carleton university

For more information on the Women in IT Awards Canada 2022, please click here.