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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



Earlier Event: July 31
WiTWA Boardroom Series Event