AWISE » Sonja Bernhardt
Who is Sonja Bernhardt?
A 2005 New York Hall of Fame
- Women in Technology International nominee!
is arguably the highest profile woman in the Queensland Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and her
peers recognise her
as an action oriented result achieving role model who consistently delivers benefits through her
innovation and pioneering achievement and collaborative contribution to the development of the technology industries.
is known for her
obvious enthusiasm, visionary leadership, intelligent rational thinking and business acumen.
She is the business owner and CEO of ThoughtWare Australia Pty Ltd. a Gold Coast based software and services company, as well as director of About Achievement and Intellcorp.
In addition to successfully running ThoughtWare Sonja is the founder of WIT
- Women in Technology in Queensland, a member of Senator Coonan's
ICT Summit Advisory Group, a member of Minister McGrady's
ICT Industry Development Advisory Group.
President of eWomen
as well as the founding chair of AWISE
- Australian Women in IT and Science Entity.
continues to take on an impressive list of ICT
industry board/committee and voluntary roles where she
has inspired many by the contributions to diverse industry and community groups she
is passionate about her
industry and since 1997 has consistently encouraged others to either take up a career in technology or adopt technology in their daily use through a multitude of career, role model, mentoring and board readiness programs that Sonja
has been primarily responsible for designing and managing.
holds three management and information technology related degrees including an MBA, and is currently preparing to undertake her
life and all activities on a reality and reason based philosophy.