2019 WiTWA Events & News

We organise events to facilitate communication, networking and conversation about women in technology, STEM and innovation.
Our events are open to everyone (all genders).


Techtrails STEM & Future Skills School Incursion

Anne Furey + Charlie Gunningham + Beth Caniglia + Dr Sofie de Meyer

Anne Furey + Charlie Gunningham + Beth Caniglia + Dr Sofie de Meyer

Connecting, Sharing and Inspiring the next generation of STEM Talent

Connecting, Sharing and Inspiring the next generation of STEM Talent

Last week we launched our 2019 WITWA Tech [+] 20 Awards and we can’t wait to unearth more fabulous, female talent in Western Australia. Our ‘20 in 20’ Awards were a highlight of WiTWA’s 2018. We were thrilled to celebrate 87 outstanding Role Models nominated through the process, and our 20 became 22 thanks to so much talent in Western Australia. The legacy of the Awards is our Inspiring Role Models page: our answer to ‘we couldn’t find a woman for the job/panel/board…’

Due to popular request, the Awards are now an annual event. In 2019, we’ll be celebrating our ‘Tech [+] 20’ on at 4pm on 24 October. You can nominate yourself or someone else. We have added a Regional Award and a Youth Award into the mix this year. More info here.

On Friday 31 May 2019 we brought our Techtrails STEM and Future Skills Program to Perth Modern School. We showcased 8 industry role models who shared their experience in diverse STEM fields with 100 year bright and enthusiastic female 9 students. Thank you Colleen Wright, Founder of Robot Buddies, Emmaline Yearsley, Engagement Officer at Western Australian Museum, Alex Bennett, Software Developer, Kinetic IT, Erin Magee, Project Coordinator, Kinetic IT, Annette Furie, Horizon Petroleum Engineer, Gorgon CO2 Injection Project, Chevron and Dr Sam Lodge, NMR Manager, Australian National Phenome Centre, Murdoch University for taking part in the day. Our very own Pia Turcinov, Chair of WITWA and Kay Hargreaves, Managing Director of Colleagues Matrix also ran the fun Techtrails Career Wheel Activity with the students. More info here.


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Pssst: are you a potential WiTWA[+] sponsor? Check out our prospectus to become a partner in our inaugural one day conference on Thursday 24 October 2019 where we’ll bring to life our catch-cry: if you can see her, you can be her. It’s going to be even bigger and better than our ‘20 in 20’ Awards night!

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