WIC Male Champion of Change

Owen Keane

Owen is a born and bred Canberran with a passion for ICT having carved a career in the industry within Defence. Having his daughter follow him into an ICT career has strengthened his resolve to support equality, opportunity, community and advocation for women in ICT. Owen is Managing Director of Keane Consulting, a company which places ICT contractors with the Australian Intelligence Agencies. Owen has leveraged his successful business to support WIC for many years as well funding the Keane Consulting Next Gen ICT prize (providing cash and mentoring to a young Canberra women studying STEM).


WIC is a Canberra based not-for-profit organisation bringing people together to champion women in Information and Communication.  Our vision is to be the premier organisation for women in Information and Communication in Canberra. As part of this vision, WIC has set up the WIC Male Champion of Change.  The award will be presented at the WIC Award Evening on the 4th of November, 2020 at our Virtual Dinner Debate Evening.

The WIC Male Champion of Change seeks to recognise the amazing work done by a male to support women in the Information and Communication industry.

Nominations are sought for a WIC Male Champion of Change based in the Canberra region, who have:

  1. Made a significant contribution to gender diversity in the ICT industry; and /or
  2. Mentor for women in the ICT industry;

The WIC Male Champion of Change Award past winners have represented the Canberra business, government and academic industries.

If you have any questions please contact:

Tara Searle
Mobile: 0404 318 343
WIC President

Rachel Muldoon
Mobile: 0411 689 804
WIC Vice President

Previous Awardees


Male Champion of Change Award 2020