International Women’s Day is held globally on 8 March each year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the many wonderful and inspiring women around the world. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation’, which recognises gender equality as economic and social imperatives. It is an established fact that an increase … Read more International Womens Day 2017
WiTWA is delighted to welcome Maree Morrell to the WiTWA Committee. Maree Maree has extensive accounts experience having worked for over 20 years in both the petrochemical industry in NZ and the engineering industry in Western Australia. She is currently working towards an IT degree majoring in Cyber Forensics and Information Security at Murdoch University. As … Read more WiTWA welcomes new Committee Member
After 10 years as Chair of Women in Technology WA, Marjolein Towler is vacating the position to make place for joint Chairs Pia Turcinov and Daniela Mattheys. Pia will be in charge of the techtrails program, which, thanks to the Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship grant will expand to 8 metro and 2 regional events … Read more WITWA chair change
WiTWA is delighted to welcome on board two new committee members, Anitra Robertson and Kay Hargreaves. Both ladies bring a wealth of expertise, experience and enthusiasm to WiTWA and we are privileged to have them on board. Anitra is the Chief Operating Officer of Perth based medical technology company, Surgical Realities. Leveraging today’s advancements in … Read more WiTWA welcomes new Committee Members
The Australian Computer Society Diversity Dinner: #ACSNotBinary is an annual ACSW Gala event. The event is attended by around 100 guests from a range of sectors within the Tech industry and it is a chance to celebrate all that we are, in awesome company, over a delicious three course meal. This year the event will … Read more Annual ACS WA Diversity Dinner – We’re Not All Ones & Zeros
On Tuesday 11 October, 21 people attended the very first Women in STEM Roundtable Meeting and Morning Tea at Government House in Perth, hosted by Her Excellency the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO (Governor of Western Australia) upon the invitation of Professor Lyn Beazley (Science Ambassador, WA Australian of the Year 2015, Patron of WiTWA’s techtrails … Read more Women in STEM Roundtable Hosted by The Governor of WA
Broome Senior High School are looking for speakers at their upcoming STEM for Girls event. The event will be held in Broome on Friday 2 December 2016. Students will be broken into small groups which will rotate between speakers, allowing relaxed presentations and plenty of question time. If you can connect with young people and … Read more STEM for Kimberley Girls
We are delighted to announce the recent addition of Anitra Robertson to the WiTWA Committee. Anitra is the Chief Operating Officer of Perth based medical technology company, Surgical Realities. Leveraging today’s advancements in technology, Anitra has partnered with leading universities to establish evidence-based applications of virtual and augmented reality in medical training and patient care. Anitra … Read more WiTWA welcomes Anitra Robertson, COO Surgical Realities
WiTWA recently collaborated with Innovate Australia in delivering the Women in Science and Innovation Summit in Perth. To watch a short video overview of this fantastic initiative click here.
On the glorious winter weekend of 13-14 August WiTWA brought its highly successful techtrails progam to the Perth Science Festival. techtrails is an initiative developed to cater for the growing needs for skilled workers for the STEM sectors. This unique incursion programme addresses in particular the lack of Generations Y and Z studying in this field, … Read more WiTWA Techtrails at 2016 Perth Science Festival
In many high-tech companies, women represent less than 10% of experts. While more innovation is required to address successfully the existing challenges, STEM sectors suffer from skill shortage worsened by the low proportion of women in these sectors. To ensure that tomorrow’s inventions and discoveries meet the needs of both women and men, we encourage … Read more YFactor 2016 Survey – Can innovation work without women?
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As the leading voice for women in technology in Western Australia, WiTWA is a Perth-based, volunteer run, not for profit organisation providing a framework for women in technology. We support women in technology to extend their network and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics. We endorse open conversation and debate. We … Read more Expressions of interest: Are you passionate about technology and interested in joining the WiTWA Committee?
Three leading Perth business organisations have joined forces to launch a Financial Toolbox aimed at giving women greater financial knowledge and confidence. The announcement comes following the release of startling statistics showing WA women have barely more than half the superannuation savings of men, 60% of WA women retire with zero superannuation, women earn 25 … Read more Business leaders join forces to offer women financial power through knowledge
24 June 2016 | Parmelia Hilton PerthCelebrating women in enterprise Book Here Be inspired by three successful women entrepreneurs – Vanya Cullen from Cullen Wines, Sharon Grosser from Seqta Software and Louise Daw from MiPlan. Each of these women has followed their passions to build a successful business in WA. Network and share stories with innovative businesswomen and … Read more Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon 2016
National Foundation for Australian Women are hosting an event on the evening of Tuesday 7 June 2016 to promote gender equity in Science and Technology, Guest Speakers Prof. Cobie Rudd (Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Strategic Partnerships Edith Cowan University, ECU) to speak about ECU’s strategies to promote more diversity in science research, in particular ECU’s involvement in … Read more Promoting Gender Equity in Science and Technology