iVvy Founder and CEO Lauren Hall has been recognised as a category leader, winning the Innovation in Technology award at the 2020 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards.
With a record 440 nominations for this year’s awards, Hall’s achievements with sales and catering solution iVvy were celebrated at the annual awards ceremony on 9 October.
Women in Technology (WiT) President Dr Claudia Giurgiuman said, “This year has been a year of change for everyone, including WiT, so we decided to create an online celebration to champion the State’s remarkable women in science and technology.”
“With the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, harnessing our female talent and skill has never been more crucial.
“Many women are doing amazing work and these awards are about giving them the recognition they deserve, building support for their work, and inspiring the next generation of leaders by showing what is possible,” Giurgiuman said.
Hall acknowledged her fellow WiT finalists: “Congratulations to all my fellow category winners and finalists for their contributions to the industry,” she said. “I am proud to be part of an inspiring group of women really making a difference in the world.”
Hall noted that driving innovation in the face of a global pandemic was challenging, but represented an opportunity for growth.
“At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, we prioritised the development of key product releases and features to meet the needs of our existing clients and partnerships,” Hall said.
“Our focus was mitigating service disruption, delivering first-class support to retain our existing customers, and working flexibly to onboard new customers who faced budget or human resource cuts.
“While times are undoubtedly tough, these measures have resulted in continued new client acquisition globally.”
Women in Technology (WiT) is one of Australia’s most respected and active technology
industry associations, dedicated to supporting, developing, recognising and promoting the
achievements of women from all science and technology disciplines. The organisation
delivers professional development, advocacy and networking, including exclusive mentoring
and Board Readiness courses, and the prestigious annual WiT Awards.