WiTWA Events & News

WiTWA organises events to facilitate communication, networking and conversation about women in technology. Most events are open to everyone (all genders).

Disruption and the Rise of Portfolio Careers

 Image by Eric Jan leusink via unsplash.com

Image by Eric Jan leusink via unsplash.com

Could a portfolio career be for you?
 

Can you be an astronaut and a comedian at the same time? How about transitioning from professional latin dancer to a psychologist and performance coach? Or balancing academia, entrepreneurship and parenthood?

Join WiTWA and our fascinating panellists who have done just that! Digital disruption, flexible work conditions, and the trend towards work-life integration has all contributed to the rise of portfolio careers.

Join us on Wednesday June 20 at 5.30pm for a panel-style Q&A conversation ranging from non-linear career paths, to side hustles to personalised career curation.

Plenty of food and one drink included on arrival and more available for purchase. Our events do sell out, so be quick! Thanks to support provided by the Department of Communities for the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2018 we are able to offer a number of free tickets to women who are currently studying (part-time or full-time), unemployed or looking to transition into a role within the science or technology sectors. Read more...

 

Data... good, bad or indifferent?

Together with Bankwest and Startup Grind we hosted a special event for Data Science Week!

Opened by WiTWA’s Pia Turcinov and Bankwest’s GM of Everyday Banking, Lousie Vegar, we saw more than 100 Women in Technology WA (WiTWA) members and friends gathered in Bankwest’s beautiful outdoor courtyard for networking, drinks and the best party pies ever as we waited to hear from four esteemed and delightfully different panellists in the field. 

Teresa Harding from BankwestChris Nelson from CSIRO's Data61, and Elizabeth Antoine from Microsoft were facilitated by Andy Lamb from Startup Grind and Diana Adorno from WiTWA and ThoughtWorks. The topic? The age-old question: Data - good, bad or indifferent? 

The session was presented in an entirely accessible and inclusive manner to a mixed audience heralding from a variety of backgrounds. Whilst I can safely say no-one in the room last night was indifferent to the value of data and the myriad of ways it is being used, there were certainly some people that were more vocal in the Q&A session than others on the various degrees of evil it represents. ‘When data goes bad’ quickly became the secondary theme to the evening. Read more...


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