[About Conference]
New Zealand's Inaugural Women in Security awards have arrived

Once a year, the industry will gather together to celebrate and raise the profile of the New Zealand  IT Security industry to inspire young women and men to consider a career in this sector.

We do this by honouring their accomplishments, value, and contributions to the New Zealand market and giving the recognition they deserve.

Source2Create Pty Ltd is the Producer and Organiser of the New Zealand Women in Security Awards.

NZNWS is a Supporting Partner of the New Zealand Women in Security Awards.

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With finalists from across New Zealand and security industry leaders in attendance, the evening will be a key networking opportunity-not to be missed by anyone working in the security industry.
On behalf of Source2Create, and the Awards sponsors, we would love for you to attend the prestigious New Zealand Women in Security Awards Gala Presentation Dinner so that you too can celebrate and witness all the winners of 2024.

It is sure to be an event not to be missed!

  • Access to the awards with seating of your choice.
  • Includes a three-course meal and beverages.
  • And evening entertainment.
  • Plus access to the Afterparty

Early Bird tickets are on sale from the 1st December  to the 15th March, General Admission tickets are available from the 16th March until sold out.
*Tickets will be processed manually via our website form and in order of time received.

We look forward in anticipation to your attendance on this exciting night as we celebrate the achievements of our outstanding security achievers.

[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

General Admission

  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Dress Code: Cocktail
  • Book after 16th March
[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

Active Duty or Veterans

  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Dress Code: Cocktail
[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]


  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Dress Code: Cocktail

Count Every Second Until the 2024 Event

Our Awards

A full list of all categories, and questions to answer, to help you give your nominee a fighting chance, so click on the category relevant and nominate today.

Nominations for the 2024 New Zealand Women in Security Awards will open February 1st 2024

Gala Dinner

Today, our Gala Dinner awards evening will turn into the unmissable rendez-vous for the IT security industry.

Awards Day
November 7th, 2024
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cocktail Networking Hour
Catch up and network with your fellow security peers
6:00pm -8:00pm
Awards Ceremony
MC will commence proceedings.
Awards for the following categories will be announced:
Unsung Hero, The One to Watch, IT Security Champion, Best Program for Young Individuals in Security, Best Industry Initiative that Supports Diversity, Inclusion and Equality.
8:00 - 9:00pm
Awards ceremony
Awards for the following categories will be announced:
Best Place to Work in Security, Champion of Change, Best Volunteer, Best Security Student, Best Secure Coder.
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Awards Ceremony
Awards for the following categories will be announced;
Most Innovative Educator in Cybersecurity, Best Innovative Business 'Reshaping the Future' of the Security Industry, New Zealand's Most Outstanding in IT Security.
MC will close proceedings.
[Our Judges]
Who's Judging?

We work with a panel of esteemed judges. Selected for their involvement & expertise in Security, Risk, Governance, Privacy, and Business, they provide impartial and insightful critique and work as advocates to help promote security/cyber as a career.

Suzy Clarke

[Executive GM of Security at Xero]

Tamāra Al-Salim

[Identity and PKI lead at NZDF, DINZ Executive Council member, NZ Country Ambassador for Women in Identity]

Tash Bettridge

[CSAM at Microsoft | Co-founder of NZNWS]

Isaac Morunga

[Sales Manager, Small & Medium Business at Microsoft]

Paul Platen

[Principal Consultant Digital Identity at WebSecure]

Rudo Tagwireyl

[Director of Connectivity, Digital Security and Risk (CISO) at University of Canterbury]

Grant Anthony

[CISO at Orion Health]

Nancy Taneja

[CISO at Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand]

Dila Beisembayeva

[Senior Implementation Lead (Micro-credentials) at Te Pūkenga]

Joshua Reedy

[CISO at Kordia]

Niall Casey

[Senior Director, Security Architecture at Johnson & Johnson]

Nicoleta Croitoru

[Director - Cyber Security at Deloitte]

Ngaire Kelaher

[Regional Vice President of 15A for ASIS International]

Patric Balmer

[MSSP Practice Lead | Cyber Defence at Spark New Zealand]

Donna Sanders

[Director of Information Security and Technology Operations at Computer Concepts Limited]
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