Yesterday, Cisco’s Angela Coronica was awarded Australian Reseller News’ (ARN) Women in ICT award for the Innovation category. Suzanne Hansen was also successful, being selected as a finalist in the Achievement category.
The Innovation award was a deserved accolade for Angela. Over the past 18 months she has been responsible for delivering ideas and vision to the ICT industry, for effectively responding to change and discovering unique business opportunities. Specifically Angela was recognised for her development of a framework for looking at the ICT industry from a different lens. Angela achieved all of this while exemplifying the partner-led approach that Cisco takes to everything it does, working with her partners to instil a passion for innovation.
Suzanne Hansen, the Director of Marketing in Australia and New Zealand was a finalist at the Women in ICT Awards in the Achievement category. Individual, team and company achievements are constant throughout Suzanne’s 30 year career in the ICT industry. Together with this and her ability to lead and innovate, Suzanne has risen to a senior ICT role, becoming a true role model for women in the industry and those looking to enter the industry.
Cisco is proud of the achievement of the women in our ranks and we support this through our Cisco Connected Women initiative. Cisco Connected Women facilitates the professional growth of female employees by offering networking, mentoring, and career development resources.
This year, the ARN awards experienced a significant increase in the number of applications compared to last year’s inaugural awards – which is a testament to the strength of the awards themselves and also to the position of women in our industry.
Congratulations to both Angela and Suzanne on their outstanding achievements!
From left to right: Linda Horiuchi, Shea Howard, Tara Ridley, Angela Coronica, Tamara Townsend, Suzanne Hansen.