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2021 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards

Revolutionary innovation and outstanding leadership qualities have led to 47 women from across Queensland being announced, on Friday 13 August, as finalists in the annual 2021 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards.

Wesley Medical Research’s CEO, Dr Claudia Giurgiuman, claims her finalist place in this year’s Advancing Science Professional category whilst Wesley Medical Research itself claims its finalist spot for the award of Employer of Choice Small/Medium Business.

The finalists have been applauded for their remarkable efforts in STEM by judges who sifted through almost 300 entries across the 14 categories.

WiT President Bec Langdon said it was clear the theme ‘what we celebrate, grows’ had resonated with nominees, and she was delighted so many exceptional women were featured before the judging panel.

“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,” said Ms Langdon.

“We are so honoured to have Wesley Medical Research representation in two finalist WiT Award categories this year,” said Dr Claudia Giurgiuman who is also the immediate past President of WiT.

“It’s our hope that from this nomination we can continue to support women in STEM and keep on giving hope and changing lives through medical research.”

CEO Dr Claudia Giurgiuman, 2021 Women in Technology Awards Announced Finalist (text on image)

Dr Giurgiuman cites her love of people and her curiosity as the reason for pursuing science. “Combine curiosity with the love of people and you get someone whose life ambition is to make a difference in the lives of the sick, vulnerable, and disadvantaged.”

This comes days after Dr Giurgiuman was invited to join the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science, in recognition of her contribution to academia, the professions and/or society as a whole.

About Wesley Medical Research

A world leader in applied medical research acknowledged for achieving excellence and innovation in patient care, Wesley Medical Research fosters a strong research culture in UnitingCare Hospitals, improving patient outcomes by translating medical research into clinical practice. Our focus is on giving hope and changing lives.

Wesley Medical Research Logo (text on image - Wit 2021 Finalist)

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