Snippets from the 2020 WiTWA [+] Conference

Nobody knows what 2021 is going to bring, so we thought we would share a few snippets from the 2020 conference to give you an idea about the sort of things we make happen.

The live sessions ran between 26 and 30 October, and because we went virtual (and at times viral), we were able to secure some very inspiring speakers. And guess what… The content was available online for over a month.

20+ hours of online content to watch with us live across 5 days, or at your own leisure post conference (available until 30th November), including:

  • 5 Keynote Speakers 
  • 4 Panel Discussion
  • 10+ Bonus Content Speakers
  • 5 Key Themes
  • Virtual pass to our Tech [+] 20 Awards celebrating the amazing women of WA Making a difference in the world of Tech [+] 

30+ experts from across the globe will be sharing their stories, insights and advice. Head over to our conference page to check all the amazing details.

The 2020 Conference was supported by :

Thank you for your continued support!

If you are interested in being part of our 2021 conference and/or awards, please fill in the form below and we will make sure we get in contact as soon as our plans come together.

WiTWA [+] 2020 Virtual Conference Themes and Speakers

We had 4 key themes plus the Tech [+] Award Night with Dame Stephanie Shirley as our Keynote speaker:

  • The World is Your Oyster
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Technology – A Career of the Future
  • Mentors, Sponsors & Allies

And these were some of the amazing speakers we were able to host

The World is Your Oyster

Photo Emma Isaacs

Emma Isaacs, Founder & Global CEO Business Chicks, Entrepreneur, Founder & Global CEO of Business Chicks, Australia’s largest community for women, and mother to six children.


  • Jess Smith, Paralympian
  • Dr Michelle Dickinson, Entrepreneur
  • Lan Tran, Game Changer awards
  • Estrelia Diaz, Mining & Metals industry engineer

Diversity and Inclusion

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communication at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.


  • Prof Bob Wood, Director – UTS Futures Academy
  • Fadzi Whande, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
  • Vanessa Vershaw, The Business Psychologist and Founder Reinvention
  • Zara Fisher, Fortescue Metals

Technology – A Career for the Future

Choose your own adventure with Dom Price, Atlassian’s Work Futurist.


  • Sally-Ann Williams, CEO – Cicada Innovations
  • Josh Richards, Astronaut Candidate
  • Dr Catherine Ball, Associate Professor at The Australian National University
  • Jessie Hughes, Creative Technologist

Mentors, Sponsors & Allies

Mindset Alpha with Julian Guthrie, Founder Mindset Alpha & Author Alpha Girls.


  • Ali Burston, Metisphere
  • Meggie Palmer, PepTalkHer
  • Conrad Liveris, Economist, Workplace Advisor, Advocate for Women 
  • Ruth Harrison, Rocketwoman

Tech [+] Awards Gala and keynote by

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH

Workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist.

Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CH, age 86, is a workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist.

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