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Women in Voice Awards

Celebrating Women in Voice, Speech, Tech, & Conversational AI

Congratulations to our 2022 #WiVAward Winners!

The Women in Voice Awards program is designed to celebrate and amplify the incredible achievements of Women in Voice Tech, in all verticals and at all career levels. 

Please follow the work of each of our phenomenal Finalists & Winners! 

🌟 2022 Winners & Finalists 🌟

🏆 2021 Winners & Finalists 🏆

2022 Women in Voice Awards

Ceremony Held at the #WiVSummit
Thursday, May 26, 2022

[Replay]

2022 Women in Voice Awards Ceremony

This Awards Ceremony was held virtually on May 26, 2022 at the Annual WiV Summit.

Congratulations to all finalists and winners.
Follow their fabulous work below!

Lisa Falkson Award
Lisa Falkson
Dr. Joan Bajorek, Award
Dr. Joan Bajorek Award
Dr. Rupal Patel Award
2022 Founder Award Winner
Monique Howard Award
Monique Howard, Women in Voice Award Winner
Dr. Amelia Kelly Award
Dr. Amelia Kelly, Women In Voice Award Winner
Megan Gray Award
2022 Innovation Award Winner
Romina Pankoke Award
2022 Global Award Winner Romina Pankoke
Hillary Juma
Hillary Juma
Laura Grimm Award
2022 Chapter Pioneer Award Winner
Ami Sampat
2022 Up and Coming Award Winner
Rebecca Evanhoe Award
2022 Leadership Excellence Award Winner
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Chapter Pioneer Award Finalists

Recognizes a chapter founder who has gone above and beyond to be a leader and provide meaningful events and support to their community.

Leadership Excellence Award Finalists

Recognizes an individual who has contributed extraordinarily to provide meaningful support to the Women in Voice community.

Finalist

Anne Osamba

Finalist

Jessica Dene Earley Cha

Finalist

Mary Tomasso

DEI in Voice Award Finalists

Recognizes outstanding contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in voice.

Finalist

Weiye Ma

Finalist

Hillary Juma

Finalist

Saida Florexil

The Global Award Finalists

Recognizes an individual whose work reaches across languages, borders, and/or cultural barriers to advance global impact in voice.

Technical Excellence Award Finalists

Recognizes technical excellence in NLP, language modeling, speech recognition technology, back-end development of voice products, and/or the other technical contributions to voice.

Finalist

Dr. Amelia Kelly

Finalist

Jacqueline Carly

Finalist

Deanna Daly

Finalist

Gal Hever

Voice Experience Design of the Year Finalists

Recognizes an outstanding voice experience that uses inclusivity, accessibility and UI to solve meaningful problems and create delightful experiences for users.

Finalist

Maria Berruezo

Finalist

MoniqueHoward

Finalist

Alison Greenberg

Finalist

Colette Ellis

The Innovation Award Finalists

Recognizes groundbreaking contributions to voice, from technical developments to academic research to creativity in voice-over work.

Finalist

Megan Gray

Finalist

Eyra Abraham

Finalist

Ivy Mahsciao

Finalist

Surbhi Rathore

Up and Coming Voice Award Finalists

Recognizes the potential and/or achievements of an individual who is new to the voice industry, whether pivoting into the field, recently graduated, or a current student.

The Founder Award Finalists

Recognizes an individual who has persevered in the face of adversity to launch and grow a business in voice.

Visionary Award Finalists

Recognizes an individual who is a thought-leader in advancing voice, envisioning and mapping out the future of voice.

Woman of the Year Award Finalists

Recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual with a long trajectory, demonstrated integrity and leadership in their field, and who inspires other women to strive for greatness.

Finalist

Lisa Falkson

Finalist

Marily Nika

2021 Women in Voice Awards

Meet the Finalists & Winners

Awards Ceremony at the Inaugural #WiVSummit
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 #WiVAward Winners!

[Replay] Awards Ceremony at the Women in Voice Inaugural Summit

This Awards Ceremony was held virtually on July 22, 2021

Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

Leslie Garcia-Amaya Award
Leslie Garcia-Amaya
Dr. Rupal Patel, Award
Rupal Patel Award
Surbhi Rathore Award
Surbhi Rathore, WiV Award Winner
Katy Boungard Award
Katy Boungard, Women in Voice Award Winner
Joti Balani Award
Joti Balani, Women In Voice Award Winner
Sara Smolley Award
Sara Smolley, Women in Voice Award Winner
Cathy Pearl Award
Cathy Pearl, Women in Voice Award Winner
Dr. Omolabake Adenle
Dr. Omolabake Adenle, Women in Voice Award Winner
Nieves Abalos Award
Nieves Abalos, Women in Voice Award Winner
Akanksha Bhasin
Akanksha Bhasin, Women in Voice Award Winner
Romina Pankoke Award
Romina Pankoke, Women in Voice Award Winner
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Chapter Pioneer Award

Recognizes a chapter founder who has gone above and beyond to be a leader and provide meaningful events and support to their community.

Finalist

Chiara Martino

Winner:

Leadership Excellence Award

Recognizes an individual who has contributed extraordinarily to provide meaningful support to the Women in Voice community.

Finalist

Jennie Stenhouse

Finalist

Noelle Silver

Winner:

DEI in Voice Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in voice.

The Global Award

Recognizes an individual whose work reaches across languages, borders, and/or cultural barriers to advance global impact in voice.

Finalist

Ann Syrdal (posthumously)

Ann Syrdal

Finalist

Cheryl Platz

Winner:

Cathy Pearl

The Innovation Award

Recognizes groundbreaking contributions to voice, from technical developments to academic research to creativity in voice-over work.

Finalist

Shikha Kapoor

Winner:

Technical Excellence Award

Recognizes technical excellence in NLP, language modeling, speech recognition technology, back-end development of voice products, and/or the other technical contributions to voice.

Winner:

Voice Experience Design of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding voice experience launched in 2020-2021, that uses inclusivity, accessibility and UI to solve meaningful problems and create delightful experiences for users.

Finalist

Melissa Hammersley

Winner:

Up and Coming Voice Award

Recognizes the potential and/or achievements of an individual who is new to the voice industry, whether pivoting into the field, recently graduated, or a current student.

Finalist

Melissa Hammersley

Finalist

Shikha Kapoor

Winner:

The Founder Award

Recognizes an individual who has persevered in the face of adversity to launch and grow a business in voice.

Finalist

Melissa Hammersley

Finalist

Shikha Kapoor

Winner:

The Visionary Award

Recognizes an individual who is a thought-leader in advancing voice, envisioning and mapping out the future of voice.

Winner:

Woman of the Year Award

Recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual with a long trajectory, demonstrated integrity and leadership in their field, and who inspires other women to strive for greatness.

Finalist

Melissa Hammersley

Finalist

Shikha Kapoor
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Annual Nominations & Voting 

Watch this space for our 2023 Nominations form coming Q4! 

Protocols about Winning & Finalists

It’s so exciting to see women and nonbinary folks from all around the world getting nominated, becoming finalists, and winning WiV Awards!

This awards program seeks to celebrate and amplify all kinds of Voices every year. Below are a few protocols that support this end goal.

To give opportunities for many folks, a person can only be a finalist for one category per year.

If someone has previously won a WiV Award, they are not eligible to be a finalist in the same award category again.

However, they are eligible to be nominated and become a finalist for a different award category.

For example: if one year they win “Visionary,” they can be a finalist for “Woman of the Year” the next year but cannot be a finalist for “Visionary” again. Thus, one cannot win the same award several times. A person can be a finalist several times – though hopefully they win eventually!

 

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