With over 20 years of experience working in accounts within the petrochemical industry in NZ, and the engineering industry in Perth, Maree was looking for a change. She saw an IT degree as a pathway to move her career in a more exciting direction, so took the opportunity to begin part-time university study while her children were at school. She is living proof that it’s never too late to learn something new and her high-distinction average is testament to her ability to do well in her chosen field of study.
As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Maree found that WITWA’s values aligned with her own. She joined the committee in 2017 and is proud of WITWA’s to empowering women through networking opportunities and building a sense of community within what is often a male dominated space.
Her experience mentoring at her local CoderDojo confirmed Maree’s belief that there is immense value in teaching young people to move beyond simply using technology to be using it as a tool to create their future. She has welcomed the opportunity to help further this cause via WITWA’s TechTrails school incursion program.