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

  • Spacecubed 45 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

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


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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

Earlier Event: December 12
WiTWA End of Year Function