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 WICked Woman of the Year. The award will be presented at the WIC Award Evening on the 4th of November, 2020 at our Virtual Dinner Debate Evening.

The WICked Woman Award seeks to recognise the amazing work done every day by women in the Information and Communication industry.

Nominations are sought for women based in the Canberra region, who have:

  1. Made a significant contribution to the ICT industry; and /or
  2. Acted as a role model or mentor for women in the ICT industry;
  3. Encouraged women into the industry.

The WICked Woman Award past winners have represented the Canberra business, government and academic industries.

Please complete the form below and email to info@wic.org.au

If you have any questions please contact:

Megan James
Mobile: 0418 454 953
WIC President

Rachel Muldoon
Mobile: 0411 689 804


The WIC Board will review all nominations and select a winner. We will be in contact with all those nominated by the 20th October 2020 to confirm who has been awarded this prestigious award as well as details of the dinner.


    WICked Woman of the Year 2019

    Chui Yong

    Chui is the AFP’s Chief Information Security Officer and the organization’s current head of protective security. She returned to the AFP in April last year, to continue her association with the organisation which had begun 20 years earlier as a Federal Agent. Prior to her current appointments, she ran the Commonwealth government’s cybersecurity prevention program as an Assistant Director-General at the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Amongst other achievements, she led assessments on technology vulnerabilities, delivered risk assessments on national critical infrastructure, ran the Commonwealth government’s red ‘testing’ teams and reshaped the Information Security Manual.

    Chui began her technology career as a security engineer at Dimension Data in Sydney before moving to provide management consulting services at KPMG. She holds a BA (Psychology) LL.B, Grad Dip Legal Practice and an MBA (Technology Management) from the AGSM. She is a certified portfolio manager and is both a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A keen learner, she enjoys demonstrating a continuing literacy in contemporary enterprise technologies and assurance issues by sitting certification exams and is now also enrolled in postgraduate studies in data science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She has served as a general service officer in the Australian Army and is the proud recipient of a Defence Service Medal.