WiTWA TechXChange Event - The WA Brain Gain!
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TechXChange Event - The WA Brain Gain!

Join WiTWA and The Forrest Research Foundation as they discuss Western Australia's Brain Gain - An international perspective on attracting the best & brightest!

Meet five amazing researchers from various parts of the globe who have chosen Western Australia (WA) as their base for projects with the potential to change the world. Find out why they chose WA, their work and what we can do to keep them in WA as well as attract more like them.

Get your tickets for only $10 (plus booking fees) HERE

Food and drinks included.

Meet our panelists:

  • Dulce Vargas Landin (Argentina) – a molecular geneticist using genomic and epigenomic technologies to evaluate the impact of environmental stimuli and L1 mobilisation to better understand brain function and dysfunction.

  • Marisa Duong (Vietnam) – a biochemist working at UWA to understand how protein oxidation contributes to worsening the disease progression of muscular dystrophy. 

  • Bhedita Seewoo (Mauritius) – a neuroscientist investigating the effects of low-intensity magnetic stimulation of the brain

  • Karissa Lear (USA) – an ecologist working at Murdoch University on the physiology and behaviour of critically endangered sawfish

  • Ana Motta (Argentina) – an archaeologist working at UWA on human and animal representations in Kimberley rock art 


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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email alana@witwa.org.au.

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WiTWA '20 in 20' Gala Awards Event
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

WiTWA '20 in 20' Gala Awards Event

WiTWA '20 in 20' Gala Awards Event at the Crown

On Saturday 3 November 2018, Women in Technology WA will present an Awards night 20 years in the making and we invite you to be a part of it!

2018 marks 20 years since WiTWA was founded. We are celebrating this historic moment by recognising those who have embodied our mission: our champions for diversity and equality for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation in Western Australia. Whether that’s by breaking new ground in their career, or by mentoring women and encouraging them to pursue their non-traditional work, or by speaking out and acting against discrimination, we want to formally recognise the impact these unsung heroes have had and thank them for their contribution.

About the Event

Join us for a very special cocktail event with plenty of food, drinks and entertainment throughout the evening. Ticket prices are all inclusive and limited so please don't miss out this will surely be a night to remember! Both men and women are welcome to attend. 

Get your tickets HERE

If you would like to book a room at the Crown for the evening we have a special rate you can access HERE

The following awards will be presented:

'20 in 20'

20 WA women who have embodied our mission at some point in the last 20 years, chosen by our judges from eligible nominations made by the public.

‘First Among Equals’ Judges’ Choice Award

The shining star from among our 20 awardees, as selected by our judges.

People’s Choice Award

A champion selected by community voting from the pool of eligible nominees (not just the ‘20 in 20’ group). Voting for this award is now open - read about our amazing nominees and cast your vote by 19 October.

A huge thank you to the following sponsors who have already committed to making this a phenomenal evening:

  • ECU

  • Department of Communities

  • SAP

  • Woodside Energy

  • Accenture

  • AWS

  • Valrose

  • SEQTA

  • Optika Solutions

  • Sentient Computing

  • Accelerating Commercialisation

  • Hexagon Mining

  • ImpRes

  • RSM

Nominations have closed. Community voting for the People’c Choice Award will be open 21 September to 19 October.

We are still seeking further sponsors to make this event even more spectacular given the unique occasion being celebrated. If your organisation would like to celebrate and support diversity and innovative women, please review our sponsor proposal and get in touch with us. For further information about sponsorships, contact:

Lacey Filipich: 0410 327 186  |  lacey@witwa.org.au
Anitra Robertson: 0404 450 015  |  anitra@witwa.org.au
Pia Turcinov: 0432 641 951  |  pia@witwa.org.au
 

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA End of Year Cocktail Event - invite only

Save the date - our EOY exclusive cocktail party is an invite only event for anyone who has assisted WiTWA throughout the year. This could be speaking at Techtrails events, being a panelist or speaker for our WiTWA events or general volunteering or committee help throughout the year. 

It is a free event sponsored by RSM and our opportunity to say thank you and celebrate a fantastic year!!

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WiTWA Boardroom Series Event - The Future of Money
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series Event - The Future of Money

Join us for WiTWA's Boardroom Series hosted at Bankwest on The Future of Money...

Tap ’n’ Go, PayID, blockchains, peer-to-peer lending, online shopping: these are just some of changes we’ve seen in recent times affecting how we use money.

  • But what does the future hold?
  • Will cash become a relic? 
  • Will we see the demise of banks as ‘trusted third parties’? 
  • Will the cost of finance drop from its historical average of 2%?
  • Will the growing divide between our physical wallets and our spending further disconnect us from our money?
  • What further changes - technological and otherwise - can the financial industry expect to see in the future? 
  • What will these changes mean for consumers?

Join Women in Technology WA and Financial Toolbox for an enlightening panel on the these topics and more as we explore the future of money. 

Tickets are only $10 plus booking fee and include food and drinks. Get them HERE.

Meet our panel:

Rebecca Mitchell has over 13 years’ experience spanning across Banking and Technology. In her current role as General Manager of Licence to Operate at Bankwest, Rebecca is responsible for leading the Bank’s second multi-disciplinary Tribe as part of the Bank’s wide-scale agile transformation. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of the Bankwest regulatory change agenda during this dynamic time in the Australian Banking industry.

Prior to this, Rebecca has led large Digital Transformation programs, as well as worked in Project Management, IT Network Engineering and Security. Rebecca is passionate about FinTech and leveraging customer centric design as a way to identify market opportunities to address unsolved customer problems.

Rebecca has a keen interest in Digital Banking trends and how technology will change the way in which we use money in the future.

 

Heidi Cuthbert is the Executive Director of Coincast Media and the founder of Multiplier Investor Relations. She's a financial news specialist and former TV anchor for Bloomberg Television in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. She has more than 15 years experience working in business and financial news, generating content for financial publications including Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, CNBC and Forbes. Heidi was previously the Corporate Communications Manager for DAMAC Properties in Dubai - which was named by Forbes as the fastest growing company in the world.

Heidi has an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Finance. She currently consults to a range of companies from ASX Top 200 companies to fast growing start-ups and blockchain companies.

 

Gillian Nathan is a qualified chartered accountant, with articled experience in a Big 4 firm. As well as completing her Masters in Taxation and International Taxation, she is a Registered Tax Agent and a Member of the NTAA. Gillian has extensive experience in both the public sector and private sector experience, working in both before running her own successful tax practice for over 15 years.

Gillian’s experience includes divisional directorship at a Listed company, Junior Executive Board member at the South African Revenue Services, extensive experience in International tax and facilitating discussions in the negotiations of double taxation agreements.  

In addition, Gillian has completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and is a qualified secondary school teacher in Accounting and Economics.  She has  lectured postgraduate taxation courses and facilitated training in house for employees of large listed clients.

Gillian has combined her passion for education, taxation, business, and accounting to build Simple Solutions Accounting Services which offers unique solutions to SME’s to simplify their financial administration, ensure tax compliance and educate all business owners to earn more, save more and pay less tax (legally!).  In addition, Gillian also performs roles for her clients; and is  currently a Company Secretary for a junior exploration company, and a director of a mining consultancy company. Gillian volunteers on the school P&C as well as  various roles within the local football, cricket and T ball clubs her children are associated with.

 

Lynda Gajic is the Australian Payments Network’s (AusPayNet’s) Manager, Member Services. In that role she oversees the onboarding of new Members, and manages the secretariat for Committees and the operations team.

Before joining AusPayNet in 2007, Lynda spent ten years at Link Market Services in various roles, the last of which was National Operations Manager. Previously, Lynda held roles within the securities industry and has been involved in numerous high profile corporate actions and technology projects.

 

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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email donna@witwa.org.au.

 

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WiTWA TechXChange Event - Negotiate YOUR Worth!
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TechXChange Event - Negotiate YOUR Worth!

WiTWA TechXChange Event - Negotiate YOUR Worth!

Negotiating for greater benefits can be an extremely challenging discussion to have. Whether it is a salary negotiation, request for additional responsibility or wanting more flexible working conditions; these discussions can be intimidating for most. It does not matter whether you are a new graduate starting out in your career; or whether you are a seasoned professional applying for a new role or a promotion in your current organisation, the prospect to negotiate needs to be handles with a certain finesse.

So, how do you:

  • Understand the value that you offer?
  • Negotiate YOUR value without souring the relationship and your chances for future promotion?
  • Adjust your negotiating lens to the organisation or person you are negotiating with?

Join WiTWA, a 2018 40under40 nominee, a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practioner and a HR Guru to learn the answers to these questions.

Join us on Wednesday August 15 at 5.30pm for a panel-style Q&A conversation ranging from the differences in male or female negotiations and influencing others to reading non-verbal cues.

Ticket price includes plenty of food and a drink on arrival. Extra drinks are available to purchase. GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Meet our fascinating panel:

  • Sam Moody
  • Neville Smith
  • Anna Ross-Adjie

 

Sam Moody

Sam is the WA Head of the Australian Women in Security Network, Board Director for ISACA, and was the youngest candidate nominated for the 2018 40under40 awards.

Starting her tech career at just the age of 17 - as a female in a heavily male dominated industry and a millennial with no technical background, she worked her way into Account Delivery & Business Development positions within the tech industry, even doing a stint in ICT recruitment where she observed the differences in the way that male and female candidates negotiated their careers & salaries.

At 21, she convinced 4 guys to hire her as a business development manager to help grow their business into WA's largest pureplay cyber company. Sam has an obsession with helping boards and business executives understand and own information security by viewing it through the lense of enterprise risk. Sam is passionate about getting more females involved in tech careers, specifically cyber security and takes special interest in social engineering and security awareness initiatives. 

Neville Smith

Neville is an expert in Business Improvement and Strategy. He has spent the last seven years working with Illuminate Group, sharing a fresh perspective on Leadership and Management. Using new learnings from neuro-scientists and behavioural psychologists, he provides insights into understanding why people behave the way they do, and how to influence their own and other people’s behaviours.

Before Illuminate Neville had over twenty years’ experience in retail and customer service. He has managed multi-million dollar turnover stores, and helped shape a positive customer experience for millions of people.

Neville is a director of two companies, holds a Diploma of Management from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in Adult LLN and is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.

Anna Ross-Adjie

Anna has almost 30 years’ experience in Human Resources following an early career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She also has a long term involvement with the Telstra Business Women’s Awards having been a judge for the past 9 years.

She is currently the Human Resources Manager at Peet Limited – a listed property development and funds management business. For the past 11 years she has been responsible for the HR function nationally with a core focus on increasing employee engagement through developing culture and leadership capability.

Prior to this role Anna has worked in both internal HR and professional services roles for organisations such as Alphawest and KPMG Consulting to name a few.   The scope of her work has covered organisational development, designing and project managing assessment and development centres and undertaking generalist HR consultancy as well as HR Management.

She is passionate about employee advocacy and mentoring and ensuring future leaders are equipped with the capabilities to excel in their roles.

 

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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email donna@witwa.org.au.

 

 

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WiTWA Boardroom Series Event
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series Event

The Business case for Flexible Work:
Please note new date for this workshop!

Are you able to articulate what the ROI is on a flexible work culture? Whether you make the decisions or want to be able to influence these decisions this practical workshop will give you some of the tools, stories, legal info and figures you need to show its a no brainer.

Flexible work isn’t limited to being part-time! Employers need to consider flexible work in order to attract top talent who are wanting flexibility for passions outside of work including sport, hobbies, volunteer work, personal development, caring for children or caring for aging parents.

This is an exclusive event limited to 40 seats where you will participate in a hands-on MasterClass with some of the leading researchers and educators in this space. Please note - some pre-reading of case studies may be required prior to attending as we want people to get the most out of this engaging and informative MasterClass :)

Tickets are $55 plus booking fee - seats are strictly limited and will sell out. Get your tickets HERE

  • Food and drinks included
  • Registrations and pre-drinks 5:30-6pm 
  • MasterClass 6pm - 7:30pm 
  • Post drinks 7:30pm-8pm 

Running this workshop hosted at RSM will be: Conrad Liverus, Jo Alilovic and Lucy Dickens.

Conrad Liverus - Corporate Advisor

Conrad Liveris, is a corporate adviser on workplaces and risk. He is considered one of Australia's leading employment and workplace experts, working closely with decision-makers across sectors on HR, management and economic issues. On workplaces, his focus tends to be on inclusive management, diversity, remuneration and organisational structuring.

He previously worked in policy, communications and government, before completing a Master of Commerce where he conducted a cost-benefit analysis of flexible working for small businesses and teams. He is alum of the US State Department and the UN, and is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London. He has studied at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Curtin University, and has received scholarships for specialist education at the Governance Institute of Australia and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jo Alilovic - Employment Lawyer

Jo is an employment lawyer, business owner of 3D HR Legal, employer of flexible workers and mother of three. As an employment lawyer, Jo works with employers to support them with all manner of issues affecting the relationships between employers and employees. Her work includes advising employers about their obligations regarding conditions of employment, creating employment contracts and policies, and providing representation in the event of legal claims. 

Jo previously worked with a large corporate law firm in Perth before establishing her own firm. In addition to her law and commerce degrees she also has a Masters degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Sick of seeing gifted women leave careers to take alternative roles as a way to find flexibility, and of hearing from employers who wanted to make positive changes but didn’t know how, Jo knew there was a need for an increase in information sharing. One of her ways to achieve this was joining with Lucy Dickens to create The Juggle podcast.

Jo brings all of her experiences together as a lawyer, business owner and mother to promote and speak up for women and employers doing things differently – to encourage and enable more women to have the careers they deserve with the flexibility they desire.

Lucy Dickens - The Juggle podcast

Lucy is the co-host of The Juggle podcast, a podcast that provides strategies and advice to support professional women manage the competing demands of a career and family. In her own career she works flexibly as a lawyer for Perth firm Birman & Ride.

Saddened by the realisation that women were not being supported through their return to work after maternity leave, Lucy set out to do two things. First, to create a community of like-minded women juggling career and family who could band together support each other; and second, to share examples of women and employers who were making it work to prove to that a shift in focus from what we can get out of people to what we can give them is not only a fulfilling way to conduct business, it is a profitable way as well. 

Lucy is passionate about helping working mothers take charge of and manage their career and personal life in such a way that enables them to live life according to their priorities, not someone else's. She is an advocate for flexible working, conscious leadership and work life integration as mechanisms through which employers can help their employees to live their best lives.

Get your tickets HERE .

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

WITWA TECHXChange Event

Disruption and the Rise of Portfolio Careers (SOLD OUT)

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. Get your tickets here. Our events do sell out, so be quick!

Meet our panel

Melissa Langdon

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Dr Melissa Langdon is the Founder and Principal of Bossmama. She works with businesses to achieve gender equity through innovative programs and advice. Melissa was an invited speaker at TEDxPerth on social activism, and researches on leadership and gender, digital culture, education and social change. She is a member of Curtin University’s Gender Research Network and was a 2018 40 under 40 WA Business News finalist. Melissa has presented at conferences in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, and will provide a keynote at EduTECH 2018 on gender and the need for disruption in education.

Josh Richards

Josh Richards

Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. In the last decade he’s picked up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogged through mud with British Commandos, been science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performed comedy wearing a giant koala suit to confused audiences around the world.

Josh found his true calling in September 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project. Selected from over 200,000 initial applicants, he’s currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to colonize Mars. Now an in-demand professional speaker, Josh’s storytelling makes for compelling & entertaining corporate keynote presentations on leadership, small-team dynamics, and the challenges of life in space that are certain to leave any audience with plenty to think about.

Shona Rowan

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Shona Rowan is a Peak Performance Consultant, Inspirational Speaker and trained Psychologist. Shona assists organisations to develop their talent, retain their clients and empower their female staff via inspirational events and her signature peak performance workshops. Shona worked across the UK and Europe for over 10 years and started her bespoke training and consulting business www.shonarowan.com in London in 2008. She relocated back to her home town of Perth, Western Australia in 2016 and works both locally and internationally. Her clients include Citi Group, Shell, Gold Fields, Ashurst, Hawaiian, DLA Piper, UWA and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. In her previous life, she was an international ballroom dancing champion and represented Australia in over 15 different countries.

Sponsored tickets available

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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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email pia@witwa.org.au.

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Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

WiTWA, ACS-W & Azure Advocates Sundowner

This is a special event & opportunity to join our local Women in Tech communities with the Azure Advocates team while they are here on their national roadshow!

Sponsored by Microsoft, we will be hosting a sundowner at the brand new Tiny's Bar at QV1 from 5pm on June 5th.

There are limited places, so register for your FREE ticket ASAP. 

Click here.

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Data Science Week Event - Data... good, bad or indifferent?
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Data Science Week Event - Data... good, bad or indifferent?

WiTWA, together with Bankwest and Startup Grind are hosting a special event for Data Science Week!

Join us on Thursday, May 17th at 5.30pm, for a panel-style conversation where we will discuss our digital footprint, data as an asset, our decisions around data and digital behaviour. We are excited to host an exceptional mix of panellists that specialise in the data space, who will share their diverse views and real world experiences.

Bring your tricky questions as we will leave plenty of Q&A time - this will be a very interactive panel hosted by our very own Diana Adorno and Startup Grind's Andy Lamb. Food, drinks and wonderful venue provided and sponsored by Bankwest. Get your tickets HERE

MEET OUR PANEL

Elizabeth Antoine, Lead Data Scientist, Microsoft: Elizabeth is the lead data scientist and solution architect at Microsoft. She has developed a series of innovative and transformational Advanced Data Analytics wins at Microsoft by working closely with business leaders in her customers to win their confidence and to demonstrate the power of the data science in solving complex business problems, while delivering tangible business returns. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally on the topics of influential leadership, innovation, digital transformation, and growth mindset,

Her thirst for learning new business domains and her research experience in data mining and machine learning has resulted in solving most complex business challenges. She is also passionate about encouraging young children from rural and socially disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in technology. Elizabeth has recently been awarded the Founders award given by Bill Gates – This award is the highest honor to any Microsoft employee. Elizabeth is the second ever Australian to achieve this. She was also the recipient of Microsoft Platinum Circle of Excellence – Outstanding Achievers award and Growth Mindset and Transformation award given by Microsoft Australia.

Teresa Harding, Manager - Cyber threat, Bankwest: Teresa Harding has been in the IT industry for almost two decades, starting her early career in Database Administration/Systems Administration, transitioning into roles in Server and Application management in a number of industries. Her career focus has evolved into the security realm with a role as Solutions Manager at Trust Arc (formerly TRUSTe). This lead to her current role as Manager - Cyber Threat for Bankwest. Teresa is actively involved in the Perth JCSC and a member of ISACA and  AWSN. 

Chris Nelson, Business Leader, Data 61/CSIRO: Chris has been involved in technology transition for the last 20 years.  This has included roles managing technology projects and the associated change, to driving innovation in corporates and actively introducing new technology to market.  Through this period Chris has had a front row view of the changing technology landscape and the challenges involved in transitioning organisations from status quo to the new.  In a period of accelerating change it is more important now than ever for organisations to be aware and prepared for the threat and opportunity that technology brings.

Chris is Commercialisation Leader – Cyber Physical Systems at Data61, part of the CSIRO, a world class applied research organisation. As the largest data innovation group in Australia, Data61 is a connector in the middle of technology innovators, businesses and universities helping to transform Australian industry by creating new technologies and businesses to solve our biggest challenges. His role is to bring all these pieces together with the data, digital and solutions Data61 creates to drive business improvement, industry advancement and the next generation of Australian enterprises.

Get your tickets quick before they're snapped up! Our last 4 events have sold out! Plenty of Nibbles and drinks included.  Tickets HERE

Free sponsored tickets available

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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. Tickets HERE .  

 

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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXchange: Personal branding - your values, your vision, your opportunities

Designing your personal brand means building a narrative to show the world what you can contribute, while still being you. Cultivating your personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. But personal branding has some challenges for female professionals, including the “likability conundrum” and the balancing act of putting yourself 'out there' without being perceived as a craven self-promoter!

Join us on Wednesday, April 18th at 5.30pm, for a panel-style conversation to navigate these conundrums and explore ways to develop a robust personal brand. We are excited to host an eclectic mix of panellists who will share their diverse views, experiences and stories about what works, and what doesn't when it comes to personal branding.

Marion Burchell, A/Chief Executive and GCIO at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer: Marion is the A/Chief Executive and GCIO at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. She has a thirst for learning and trying her hand at new experiences that include policy, planning, intergovernmental relations, change management, innovation, technology and natural resource management. Her work has been recognised nationally and internationally on the topics of public participation in the development of public policy and public sector innovation. 

Marion has a passion for solving many of the world’s complex challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship, which has resulted in her actively participating in Change Makers Rules Breakers, Virgin Unite and Meridian Global as the partnerships board member. This was born from a life of traveling and living around the world and experiencing many of these challenges. Her sense of adventure extends outside of work and includes motor sport, kitesurfing, travel and a love of food.  She was previously the Executive Producer of TEDxPerth and a founding board member of the Harvest Young Agri-food Professionals Network. She currently the partnerships board member of the Meridian Global Foundation.

Linda Wayman, former General Manager, Southern Cross Austero: Linda Wayman was General Manager of Perth’s two leading radio stations – mix94.5 and hit92.9 for over 14 years, successfully navigating major change including digital disruption, increased competition, takeovers and high risk changes to on-air talent.

Before SCA, Linda was General Manager of EventsCorp, Western Australia’s major events agency charged with attracting major international events to WA for outputs in economic impact, media impact and under the banner of The Best on Earth in Perth aimed at generating community pride.  Linda is also one of the State's most vocal advocates for women in business. She is passionate about encouraging women to aspire to leadership roles. Linda is renowned for her honest and down-to-earth style. Linda has been awarded Telstra Businesswoman of the Year for WA; Advertiser of the year in WA and has been inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. She is currently on the Boards of Tourism WA, Venues West, and Carers WA.

Julissa Shrewsbury, Director, New Work Consulting, Business & Personal Brand Strategy: Julissa Shrewsbury is the founder and managing director of New Work Consulting, a multi-award winning consultancy in business and personal brand strategy and communication. Taking a people approach to branding, NWC specialises in personal brand development and LinkedIn strategy for corporate executives and teams. A LinkedIn Influencer and thought leader in personal branding for business, Julissa travels nationally for work and regularly writes and speaks on topics such as personal branding, using LinkedIn strategically, and how to use online content to create a high-impact personal or business brand.

Julissa is a published author and has also been interviewed on various radio programs and online podcasts. She has presented training for The Singapore Institute of Directors, RSM, HLB Mann Judd, UWA’s ECOMS students, Central TAFE’s Marketing and Commerce students, Subsea Energy Australia, The Western Australian Club, UWA’s Graduate Management Association and lawyer CPD programs, among many others. Her articles have been published in various print and online media, including The West Australian, The Sunday Times and woman.com.au.

Get your tickets quick before they're snapped up! Plenty of Nibbles are included and drinks available for purchase. Tickets $15 plus booking fee HERE 

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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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email pia@witwa.org.au.

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Techtrails Digital Toolkit Launch

We are thrilled to be celebrating a very special milestone for WiTWA’s Techtrails STEM & Future Skills Incursion Program this month! On Tuesday 20th March we will be launching our WITWA Techtrails Digital Toolkit to extend the reach and impact of our very successful STEM & Future Skills Incursion program. 

Guest will have an opportunity to meet our 40 inspiring STEM Avatars, designed to educate, empower and enthuse young women and girls to pursue STEM careers in the future.

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Thought leader in the STEM Education and Leadership arena, Dr Karen Murcia, will also deliver a summary of her recent review of the WITWA Techtrails Program as part of the evening.

Please note this event is by invitation only and numbers are strictly limited. We recommend you register your RSVP as soon as possible.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Australian Government under the 2017 WISE Grant funding scheme. Our thanks also go to Kinetic IT, project partners, event hosts and sponsors of the WiTWA Techtrails Program.

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Mar
13
7:30 AM07:30

WiTWA and ACS-W International Women's Day Event

Join us for this leadership breakfast event as we explore, with the high-profile panel, how the workplace is evolving with the world-wide attention on the inclusion of diversity. Hear inspirational stories of leadership and resilience from leading women in Australia and come away with strategies to forge your own pathway in the workplace and in leadership.

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Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXchange: How important are Role Models for women in STEM?

Join us for our February meetup where we host a panel with four incredible women who are experienced leaders in the STEM space. We will discuss the importance of having great role models, hear about each of their journeys to become leaders and who inspired them along the way. Get ready for some inspiration and the opportunity to meet some experienced leaders in STEM.

Panel Members:

Christine Adeline - Global Product Manager, SAI Global
Christine Adeline is the global product manager for the leading EHS Manager 360 (formerly Cintellate) software solution. With over 20 years working in information technology, she truly enjoys combining her experience as a developer, business analyst, consultant, project manager and technical support manager to deliver superior customer-centric software solutions. Most recently the EHS Manager 360 (formerly Cintellate) software solution was ranked as one of the leaders worldwide in the prestigious Verdantix EHS Software Green Quadrant assessment.

Mandy Michael - Front End Development Manager, Seven West Media
Mandy has recently started speaking at conferences around Australia to share her experience and passion for Front End Web Development. She is an avid supporter of the local community, running Fenders - a meetup group for front end developers - for nearly over four years.

Mandy is a Director and Organiser of Mixin, a web conference aimed at encouraging a more creative and collaborative web for Perth and Australia. She has also volunteered at Perth{Web}Girls, an event to help encourage women to code, as an organiser and mentor. She loves the supportive and collaborative nature of the web and strives to encourage this environment through the community groups she is a part of. Her aim is to create a community of web developers who can share, mentor, learn and grow together.

Sam Cross - Marketing Platforms Manager, Curtin University
Sam Cross has over 15 years experience in the web industry, working across digital, marketing, project management, strategy  and design. In her current role as Curtin Marketing Platforms Manager, she responsible for managing the digital technology in order to deliver Curtin University's digital strategy across multiple web and social media channels.

Sam plays an active role in  the web community, she has previously sitting on the AWIA committee, the logistics committee for Edge of the Web, and the 2017 International World Wide Web Conference organising committee. Working with the web and future technology to create solutions that really matter is her passion.

Laura Holley - National Sales & Solutions Manager, Ignia (an Insight Company
Laura has 25 years’ Sales and Leadership experience in the technology industry. She has worked with clients across Mining, Utilities, Healthcare, Retail, Education and the Financial Sector to help reach their business goals through the effective use of technology. Laura is committed to building long term, strategic relationships with clients, colleagues and partners to always provide value.  In her previous role at Gartner, she immersed herself in market and industry trends, new and emerging, to support Executives with their decision making by providing relevant technology insights and advice.

Since joining Ignia as part of the Leadership team in 2017, Laura continues to support clients on their Digital Transformation journeys with award winning delivery capabilities. She is also responsible for Ignia’s continuous growth nationally. Laura is a Member of the WA Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Council and is passionate about helping Industry and Government successfully navigate an ever changing technology landscape to showcase the talent that exists in Western Australia.

Join us for a great night at Spacecubed (please note the venue has changed from Flux to Spacecubed) Thanks to Flux/Spacecubed for sponsoring and hosting this event. 

Tickets include some delicious platters and wine is provided!  Get your tickets ($15 plus booking fee) here

***SPONSORED FREE TICKETS***

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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. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email pia@witwa.org.au.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Geraldton Sundowner with Scinapse + the Museum of Geraldton

WiTWA is delighted to be bringing our techtrails STEM & Future Skills incursion to Geraldton on 30 November. As part of our visit, we are partnering with Scinapse and the Museum of Geraldton to present an exclusive sundowner event the evening prior, filled with new exhibitions, inspiring guest speakers, as well as free food canapes and beverages. 

Special guest speakers include Prof Lyn Beazley and Darren Lomman, as well as the 'On the Beach' exhibition by Tim Pearn

Spaces for this event are limited so make sure you RSVP! Click here for further information and to register.

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Techtrails @ Geraldton Senior High School

For our November techtrails STEM incursion we will be visiting Geraldton Senior College (www.gsc.wa.edu.au/), where we will be presenting to 150+ Year 9 students and Year 10 students. This will be our second regional techtrails for the year, and also our final one for 2017, making it a grand total of 10 techtrails delivered throughout this year.  What a phenomenal effort!

We are still looking for a few presenters (either from Perth or the Geraldton Region) to join our inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences.  If you are interested in participating or would simply like further information, please contact kay@witwa.org.au or pia@witwa.org.au. 

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

West Tech Assemblage 2017: A celebration of collaboration and innovation

West Tech Assemblage is an annual gathering to bring together Western Australia’s finest technology entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, and organisations. A meeting of tech minds, from thinkers, creators, makers and collaborators to investors and influencers. Previous years' assemblages were sold out and as places are limited we're inviting you to secure a ticket as soon as they are available. 

Your ticket includes drinks, and cocktail canapes prepared by Michelin Star Quality Chefs from Ultimo Catering and Events!  Tickets available at www.westtechassemblage.com.au 

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Nov
16
7:30 AM07:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series - Jobs of the Future

Join us at our Department of Communities sponsored Jobs of the Future Breakfast event where we will hear from Keynote Josh Richards – Mars One Astronaut Candidate followed by a panel discussion with some of Perth's most innovative women in tech!

Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. In the last decade he’s picked up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogged through mud with British Commandos, been science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performed comedy wearing a giant koala suit to confused audiences around the world. Josh found his true calling in September 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project. Selected from over 200,000 initial applicants, he’s currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to colonize Mars. Now an in-demand professional speaker, Josh’s storytelling makes for compelling & entertaining corporate keynote presentations on leadership, small-team dynamics, and the challenges of life in space that are certain to leave any audience with plenty to think about.

Josh will be facilitating an interactive panel discussion on Job of the Future with the following incredible innovators:

Vee Pendergrast - CEO, Stirfire Studios
After sixteen years in mobile telecommunications, Vee Pendergrast made the leap in 2016 to pursue a fulltime career in videogame and VR development.  She had co-founded Stirfire Studios in 2010 and has gradually grown the business to the bustling studio it is now and was instrumental in the launch of its titles Freedom Fall, and Symphony of the Machine. Named as one of MCV Pacific’s Top 30 Women in Games in 2017, Vee brought the company to its attempt at an IPO in July 2017, which is a rarity for Australian videogame companies.  Vee’s ambition is to keep the company producing qualities titles and growing their portfolio of internal IPs and services work.

Janet Barnes - Director, Telstra Country Wide Central West
A contemporary leader, Janet’s experiences are derived from a diverse industry portfolio encompassing senior leadership positions within Pharmaceutical, Retail, FMCG, Banking & Financial Services and more recently the Telecommunications/Technology industry. 

Graduating with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from The University of Western Australia (UWA), Janet is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a member of the Judging Panel for the Telstra Business Women's Awards and Telstra Business Awards and an Advisory Council Member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA (FAIM).

Gry Stene - Founder, Kinchip Systems
Gry is a technologist, orchestrator and mentor with 30 years in the software industry and a lifelong interest in the crossover between health, education and technology. Specialised in interoperability and integration across people, systems and cultures in a global setting, Gry is passionate about bringing the best people and systems together to deliver meaningful solutions, helping people reach their potential and have an impact.

Melissa Ettinger - Graduate Program Manager, Bankwest
Melissa has a background in Tech and still calls herself a Software Engineer. She started working at Bankwest as a Software Engineering Grad, finished the two-year rotational program and moved directly into managing the Graduate program. Prior to that, Melissa worked at a Software Solutions start-up in San Diego, California while completing her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is passionate about Graduates, technology, learning and giving back - Melissa also volunteers for NFP programs like CoderDojo.

Seats are strictly limited. A full sit down Breakfast will be provided with formal proceedings commence at 7:45am sharp.

Cost: $45 for individuals and limited tables of 10 available for $400.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

 

Women in Technology WA Inc. would like to thank event sponsors the Department of Communities and WA Business News for supporting this event.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Techtrails for Teachers Session No 2: SOLD OUT - WebEx Access Only

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Our second Techtrails for Teachers STEM & Future Skills Event will aim to inspire, connect and demystify the jobs of the future for our educators. This event will be open to school principals, deputy principals, teachers, careers counsellors and educators. 

ABOUT
WiTWA’s techtrails incursions program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA has been able to excite and inspire in excess of 2,000 WA students to increase their awareness and participation in STEM as a career option whilst broadening their knowledge of and participation in the innovation system as a whole since it’s inception in 2011.

Thanks to Australian Government grant funding and industry partners, WiTWA is able to supplement the techtrails STEM incursion program with techtrails for teachers events in October and November 2017. These techtrails for teachers events have been specifically designed to enable teachers, careers advisors and educators to hear from and network with a range of technology and entrepreneurial STEM professionals, showcasing a current industry perspective and tangible examples of the application of STEM skills in future proofing our next generation.

WHEN
These free events will be hosted by John Curtin College of the Arts on Tuesday 31 October 2017 and the Institute of Professional Learning on Monday 13 November 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

  • What drives a digital hospital?
    Presented by Fiona Stanley Hospital & Serco
  • Gamification
    Presented by Surgical Realities
  • Engineering our future
    Presented by Engineers Australia WA
  • The Future Reimagined
    Presented by RAC(WA)
  • Careers of the Future
    Presented by Kinetic IT

TO REGISTER: SOLD OUT except for access via remote WebEx for the event on 13th November 2017.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
John Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts
1 Ellen Street Fremantle, WA, 6160

Monday 13 November 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
Institute for Professional Learning
Department of Education
Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Alternatively, teachers, educators and career advisors will be able to join us via remote WebEx on Monday 13 November 2017.

For further information or to explore how you could be involved please contact pia@witwa.org.au.

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Techtrails for Teachers Session No 1: SOLD OUT

Our first Techtrails for Teachers STEM & Future Skills Event will aim to inspire, connect and demystify the jobs of the future for our educators. This event will be open to school principals, deputy principals, teachers, careers counsellors and educators. 

ABOUT
WiTWA’s techtrails incursions program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA has been able to excite and inspire in excess of 2,000 WA students to increase their awareness and participation in STEM as a career option whilst broadening their knowledge of and participation in the innovation system as a whole since it’s inception in 2011.

Thanks to Australian Government grant funding and industry partners, WiTWA is able to supplement the techtrails STEM incursion program with techtrails for teachers events in October and November 2017. These techtrails for teachers events have been specifically designed to enable teachers, careers advisors and educators to hear from and network with a range of technology and entrepreneurial STEM professionals, showcasing a current industry perspective and tangible examples of the application of STEM skills in future proofing our next generation.

WHEN
These free events will be hosted by John Curtin College of the Arts on Tuesday 31 October 2017 and the Institute of Professional Learning on Monday 13 November 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

  • What drives a digital hospital?
    Presented by Fiona Stanley Hospital & Serco
  • Gamification
    Presented by Surgical Realities
  • Engineering our future
    Presented by Engineers Australia WA
  • The Future Reimagined
    Presented by RAC(WA)
  • Careers of the Future
    Presented by Kinetic IT

TO REGISTER: SOLD OUT except for access via remote WebEx for the event on 13th November 2017.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
John Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts
1 Ellen Street Fremantle, WA, 6160

Monday 13 November 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
Institute for Professional Learning
Department of Education
Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Alternatively, teachers, educators and career advisors will be able to join us via remote WebEx on Monday 13 November 2017.

For further information or to explore how you could be involved please contact pia@witwa.org.au.

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXChange: Starting a new venture - the journey, pitfalls and successes

Have you, or are you about to start a new venture? Do you want to find out more about what to expect, the pitfalls and successes that you may expect?  Dr Suzanne Bahn, CEO of Tap into Safety, will  share her experiences in building a highly successful new venture at our next WiTWA TECHXchange.  Come along to hear from Sue, meet others and join the discussion about what is working and what opportunities are being missed.  Tickets available via Eventbrite or our Meetup Group and include some bites to eat and a free drink on arrival.

Dr. Susanne Bahn is widely recognised as a world expert in hazard perception research. With 12 years safety consultancy experience including nine years of research at Edith Cowan University. Her expertise focuses on strategies to improve hazard awareness skills and address risk blindness and safety induction deafness, for workers in hazardous work environments. She is the author of two books and over 50 journal articles published in Australian and international journals. 

In response to consultation with industry, Sue started Tap into Safety to develop a range of customised, interactive mental health & safety solutions. The development of mobile, cross-platform solutions reflects her research findings which demonstrated that inclusion into ongoing training had significant improvements on injury and machinery damage frequencies and reduced mental health decline.
Our thanks to the Department of Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 20 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.
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Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Techtrails @ Ocean Reef/Belridge Senior High School

For our October techtrails STEM incursion we will be visiting Ocean Reef SHS (www.oceanreef.wa.edu.au), where we will be presenting to 100 Ocean Reef SHS Year 9 students and 100 visiting Year 9 students from Belridge Secondary College. For this incursion we have another fantastic and inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences. Thank you to the following STEM professionals for making themselves available and agreeing to share their personal techtrails to inspire the next generation:

  • Lakshini Weerasekera, Harry Perkin Institute for Medical Research
  • Alex Hickling, WA Museum
  • Patrick Chalkley, Thoughtworks
  • Hilary Goh, Mine Vision Systems
  • Kirsten Flint, Scitech
  • Jessica Kemp, Shell Australia
  • Ellie Sansom, Desert Fireball Network
  • Trevor Dunstan, Kinetic IT

For further information or to explore how you could be involved in future techtrails incursions, please contact kay@witwa.org.au or pia@witwa.org.au. This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXChange: Disruption and innovation for good

Join us for the upcoming WiTWA TechXchange meet up where Lucie Hammond, CEO and Founder of Diversifly will be talking about applying virtual reality technology to learning and development, and specifically on new ways to progress diversity through interactive VR experiences. This is not just a disruptive training program using sexy tech, although it is that, but it is also a huge opportunity to enable the human race to understand one another more deeply, and for enterprise to fuel the global diversity movement forward! 

Lucie Hammond created Diversifly from a long-standing passion for equality and people potential. She combined corporate communication and change project experience, with the more recent additions of coaching, counselling and psychotherapy, to create a training company specialising in diversity and inclusion and people performance. After completing the Founder Institute's acceleration and commercialisation course for tech start-ups, she translated leadership and workforce diversity content into virtual reality, creating a leading-edge training product to help business drive performance through people power.

In her past life (pre-kids) Lucie managed corporate communication teams and consulted agency-side in various sectors, including finance, oil and gas, professional services, insurance and telecommunications. She has more than a decade of experience in employee communication and change programs, executive coaching, and PR and marketing across Europe and Australia. Come and meet Lucie, hear the story of Diversifly and if you are lucky – try the product!

Due to demand and feedback, we are trying a new and slightly bigger venue - The Globe which is part of the 140 William complex on the Wellington Street end. Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us at the back on the left. Members and non-Members of all gender are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets are $15 for all and including some bites to eat. There will be a cash bar.

Secure your tickets via  Eventbrite or our Meetup Group.

Our thanks to the Department of Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 20 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.

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Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series - Diversity Driven Organisations

Creating a diversity driven organisational outcomes agenda – Breaking down unconscious gender bias and creating a pipeline of talent for female leadership

Interested in finding out more about how to create Diversity Driven Organisational Outcomes in the context of your business?

WiTWA in conjunction with event partner Microsoft WA, is hosting an interactive panel discussion, as part of our Boardroom Series. The event will provide insights into how your organisation can effectively implement a diversity driven outcomes agenda, break down unconscious gender bias and create a pipeline of talent for female leadership.

Hear from our speakers Adrianna Skok-Muir, Principal Mining Engineer with Iluka Resources,  Diana Adorno Experience Designer with Thoughtworks who will talk about the journey to winning the 2016 Anita Borg Institutue Top Companies for Women Technologists Award, Cathy Farrell Manager, Talent Acquisition & HR Projects and Champion for Diversity and Inclusion with the RAC WA, and Trudy Bates Business Development with Gas Strut Australia, PhD student, researcher and advisor in organizational diversity and equality, as they debate the challenges and opportunities of developing an organisational diversity strategy and the impact of diversity on organisational outcomes.

Seats are strictly limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Formal proceedings commence at 6:00pm sharp.

Cost: $35 incl. GST.  Book your seat today at Eventbrite.

Women in Technology WA Inc. would like to thank event sponsors Microsoft WA and the Department of Communities for supporting this event.

 

 

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Aug
23
8:30 AM08:30

WITWA techtrails @Warnbro Community High School

Our August techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for 23 August at Warnbro Community High School, Western Australia. The school is situated 50 kilometres south of Perth and services the beach-side suburbs of Warnbro and Port Kennedy. For this incursion we have another fantastic and inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences. We are expecting some 160+ students to take part on the day.

As a taster, some of our featured STEM presenters will include:

Oliver Gomez, Western Australian Museum
Marcel Wolfe, Kinetic IT
Blossom Washington, BankWest
Sharon Seah, Shell Australia
Megan Pusey, Scitech
Darren Lomman, Bloom WA.....and more

If you would like to get involved or learn more about our techtrails STEM program either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

Pia Turcinov
Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0432 641 951
pia@witwa.org.au

Kay Hargreaves
Volunteer Manager
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0423 170 353
kay@witwa.org.au

Chailee Richards
techtrails Project Co-ordinator
0439 511 338
chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

WITWA Networking Meetup @Cheeky Sparrow 16 August 2017

Join us for our next informal networking event at the Cheeky Sparrow. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy!  

As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Tickets via Meetup or Eventbrite.

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Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXChange: First Impressions, Visibility & Connectivity via Linkedin

Is your LinkedIn profile in need of an update? Are you using your profile to your advantage? Is it written in a relevant way to your career now? How do you craft a profile that will make a great first impression, create visibility and enable you to leverage connectivity? To address these questions and offer a handful of meaningful tips for using LinkedIn, Jo Saunders of Wildfire Social Marketing Australia's & LinkedIn Demystifier, will present at our next WiTWA TECHXchange.  Come along to hear from Jo, meet others and join the discussion about what is working and what opportunities are being missed.  Tickets available via Meetup or Eventbrite

Jo Saunders is a social media strategist, educator, and explorer, often referred to as the 'LinkedIn Demystifier'. She guides professionals and organisations to share their values, vision and voice through their brand message, communication and thought leadership, to engage their ideal audience and grow their business. She has been helping individuals connect and communicate since the early 90s, through pen and paper, events and now social media. She ranked number 5 on Klout’s LinkedIn expert list and was named one of the top 200 LinkedIn practitioners in the world. Jo is engaged to update your online presence, map out your content strategy and train your team to use LinkedIn effectively.
 Look out for Jo’s upcoming book ‘Get Good or Get Off - A guide to getting it right on social media.’
 Discover more about Jo before the evening @ https://au.linkedin.com/in/josaunders

Our thanks to the Department of Local Government and Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 15 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.

 

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Jul
14
8:00 AM08:00

WA Youth Innovation Summit

WiTWA is proud to support the WA Youth Innovation Summit 2017.

EVENT BACKGROUND

THE LINK was created by Edith Cowan University and the City of Joondalup as an innovate hub to grow business through research innovation and connections. Young entrepreneurs are vital to a developing society and THE LINK team at ECU are passionate about supporting this ecosystem. We believe that a vibrant youth innovation sector in Western Australia will benefit all parts of the economy.

In partnership with key stakeholders including Bloom, SEQTA, Cameron McDiven Brand Direction, City of Joondalup, ECU, EY, Just Start It, NEXTi, Schoolzine, Kidzucate, Hacker Pals and Student Edge; THE LINK will be hosting SUMMIT 17. This summit will be the first of its kind and aims to provide a vision/ framework for the youth innovation ecosystem in WA.

For further details and to book your tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wa-youth-innovation-summit-2017-tickets-34845895010

 

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Networking Meetup @ the Cheeky Sparrow

Join us for our next informal networking event at the Cheeky Sparrow to mark the end of the financial year. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy!  As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Tickets via Meetup or Eventbrite.

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Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

WiTWA Techtrails @Kalamunda Senior High School

Our June techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for 21 June at Kalamunda Senior High School, Western Australia. For this incursion we have another fantastic and inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences as part of this incursion. Some of our featured STEM presenters include:

Susan Kreemer-Pickford, Engineers Australia
Marcel Wolfe, Kinetic IT
Jasmin Quek, Thoughtworks

Zainab Maleki, BankWest
Darren Lomman, Bloom WA.....and more


To find out more about our techtrails STEM program and how you could be part of future incursions either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

Pia Turcinov
Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0432 641 951
pia@witwa.org.au

Kay Hargreaves
Volunteer Manager
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0423 170 353
kay@witwa.org.au

Chailee Richards
techtrails Project Co-ordinator
0439 511 338
chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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Jun
7
8:30 AM08:30

June Meetup

Come and join the conversation at the Cheeky Sparrow. 

Open new doors, strengthen your networks and discover hidden opportunities  by connecting with others active in WA's technology sector.

This informal event is designed for members and non-members of all genders. So, everyone.

Register with Meetup or Eventbrite and join us for a chat.

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    May
    25
    8:30 AM08:30

    WiTWA Techtrails @Butler College

    Our next techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for Thursday 25th May at Butler College in Butler, Western Australia. We are really looking forward to bringing another inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs to meet the Year 9 students and share their stories and experiences as part of this incursion. Featured STEM themes include presentations by the following great supporters:

    • Fleet Engineering
    • Kinetic IT
    • Diversifly
    • Thoughtworks
    • GRD Franmarine
    • Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research
    • BankWest
    • Bloom

    To find out more about our techtrails STEM program and how you could be part of future incursions either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

    Pia Turcinov
    Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0432 641 951
    pia@witwa.org.au

    Kay Hargreaves
    Volunteer Manager
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0423 170 353
    kay@witwa.org.au

    Chailee Richards
    techtrails Project Co-ordinator
    0439 511 338
    chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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    May
    17
    5:30 PM17:30

    WiTWA TECHXchange Meetup in May

    Tech events are notorious for their lack of diversity. Many event organisers do put in a lot of effort to attract presenters/speakers/facilitators/attendees of various genders and backgrounds and are disappointed when their efforts are not rewarded. This TechXchange event will look at various initiatives/ideas currently being implemented and what organisers still need to consider when planning an event that includes everyone. If you have ever been to an event and felt uncomfortable, or didn't need to wait in line for the bathroom (because you were the only attendee of your gender) or if you had an awesome experience and wish everywhere could be the same please come along. Help us to make the tech community a better/safer/diverse place.

    As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane. Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets are $15 for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.  Places are limited, so grab your ticket via Meetup or Eventbrite.

    Our thanks to the Department of Local Government and Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017.

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