’20 in 20’ Gala Awards Night a resounding success!

On Saturday 3 November 2018, the WiTWA community celebrated 20 years since founding by awarding female STEM and Innovation role models.
Gala Awards Night 2018

On Saturday 3 November 2018, the fabulous WiTWA community celebrated 20 years since founding by awarding female STEM and Innovation role models. Below you’ll find our ‘22 in 20’, awarded with a trophy on the night. Dr Danielle Meyrick who was awarded the ‘First Among Equals’ winner with the highest score from the judges. Allyson Woodford took out the ‘People’s Choice’ award with the highest number of votes from the public (over 4,000 people voted!)Thank you to all who celebrated with us.

We also made two exciting announcements on the night:

Diversity Champions Program

A comprehensive list of all 87 amazing nominees for the ‘20 in 20’ Awards – you will find real-life, inspirational STEM and Innovation leaders in WA. Check out our inspiring role models! To build on this initiative, we also launched and are now accepting applications from companies that identify as “Diversity Champions” and would like to showcase their brilliance and support of our mission. For further information on how you too can make your mark as a Diversity Champion click here.

The Inaugural WiTWA[+] Conference 2019

This exciting addition to our events calendar will be held in Perth, October 24 2019. An all-inclusive one-day event where we bring together extraordinary women – and men – to lead the charge on progress towards diversity and equality. We will showcase local, national and international speakers that challenge and provoke us to action. While we are currently busy making this event awesome, we welcome you to nominate yourself or anyone else you think can add value to this event. In line with our commitment to promote STEM in schools, we will include high school and university students in our audience; this is a great opportunity for all our attendees and embodies our message ‘If you can see her, you can be her’.

Please contact us for a chat if you would like to be part of this exciting initiative in 2019.


A massive thank you to all our sponsors who helped us make the WiTWA 2018: 20in20 Awards a reality and cast a spotlight on the amazing, talented women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Innovation right here in Western Australia. The amazing people and companies who support us with incredibly generous sponsorship included: Accenture, Department of Communities, Edith Cowan University, SAP, Woodside, Accelerating Commercialisation, Amazon Web Services, Hexagon Mining, ImpRes, SEQTA, Valrose, Sentient Computing, Red Piranha, and RSM.

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