April 26th, 2017
Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Awards and Dinner: 6 – 9 p.m.
Dessert Reception: 9 p.m.
Attire: Business Formal
Approximately 75% of men wear dark suits
and women either wear cocktail dresses or
evening business suits.
- Opening Cocktail Reception
- WCT Annual Awards Presentation
- Closing Dessert Reception
Woman of the Year
The Woman of the Year Award is the highest individual honour bestowed by WCT each year. The Award is presented to a woman at an executive level who, throughout her career, has made a significant contribution to any sector of the communications and technology industries, and who has contributed materially to the advancement of women within the industry.
Company of the Year
The Company of the Year is an industry role model and leader, establishing best practices for company wide diversity and supporting women’s advancement.
Leadership Excellence Awards
The Leadership Excellence awards celebrate women of achievement who have distinguished themselves in any sector of the communications and technology industries.
There are nine different categories of Leadership Excellence: Mentor, Innovator, Trailblazer, Technology Innovator, Diversity Champion, Emerging Leader, Entrepreneur, WCT Leader.
Leadership Excellence Award for Empowerment, presented by IBM
This award for engaging girls in STEM recognizes an individual, program, organization or company that demonstrates success in empowering girls to continue their participation and education in STEM.
WCT Gala Sponsors