Following the resounding success of our 20 in 20 Awards Night in November 2018, we are launching our inaugural one-day conference, WiTWA [+] 2019 in Perth, showcasing outstanding leaders and companies in tech [+], and inspiring action towards diversity and equality. WiTWA [+] brings to life to the statement: if you can see her you can be her.

About WiTWA [+]

Held on Thursday 24 October at the Hyatt Regency Perth, the day will be filled with stories of ingenuity, adversity and triumph from some extraordinary local, national and international role models in the tech [+] space so all attendees can expand their idea of what's possible. The day also includes stories from companies striving to achieve diversity and equality in tech[+] industries, some professional-development style learning and an abundance of opportunities for WA's tech [+] community to engage with each other throughout the day.

Conference Program:

  • 8:30am: Open for registration.

  • 9am to 4pm: Three conference sessions including a mix of speeches, panels and professional development sessions (break for morning tea and a late lunch).

  • 4 to 4:30pm: WiTWA Tech [+] 20 Awards presentations; a continuation of our Awards established in 2018.

  • 4:30 to 6pm: An informal networking session and celebration of our inaugural event and wonderful sponsors.

Our exhibitors area will offer plentiful opportunities for delegates to learn more about our sponsors and access some of their services. We will continue our theme of finding and celebrating extraordinary local role models with an Awards component to the day, adding those nominated and eligible to our Inspiring Role Models page.

Our Empowering Speakers

Win one of five Future Talent Group Access Passes

At WITWA we seek to inspire, role model and enable the next generation of change-makers; breaking down barriers, creating positive change and championing diversity. Much of this work revolves around capturing the imagination of girls and young women; so with this in mind, we are offering a limited number of sponsored seats for female high school students and their teachers to attend the 2019 WiTWA [+] Conference on 24 October.

Thanks to our Gold and Silver Sponsors we are able to offer 5 FUTURE TALENT GROUP ACCESS PASSES to the Conference and the Awards.

Each Group Access Pass includes:

Full-day access for 2 secondary school students who identify as female currently in years’ 7 to 12 inclusive, and one accompanying teacher, to the WITWA Conference and Awards held on 24 October at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth. Each group will join one of our Gold and Silver sponsors' tables. Morning tea, lunch and all refreshments are included.

How does my school enter?

To be in the running, students simply need to send either a written entry stating in 250 words or less, or submit a video entry (no more than 2min long), explaining why their school should win one of the 5 FUTURE TALENT GROUP ACCESS PASSES. All submissions must be emailed to by midnight on Monday, 9 September 2019. Late entries will not be considered. For large video files please share these via email providing a link to a dropbox, google drive or like file.

The most compelling and creative entries will be selected by our WiTWA judges. Any school in Western Australia is eligible to submit an entry. Only one entry per school will be accepted. Chosen students and teachers must be available to attend the entire day of the conference, from 8.30pm - 4pm, and are welcome to stay for the 2019 Awards immediately following the Conference. The winners will be notified by email on 23 September 2019.

WiTWA Tech [+] 20 Awards

Our ‘20 in 20’ Awards were a highlight of WiTWA’s 2018. We were thrilled to celebrate 87 outstanding Role Models nominated through the process, and our 20 became 22 thanks to so much talent in Western Australia. The legacy of the Awards is our Inspiring Role Models page: our answer to ‘we couldn’t find a woman for the job/panel/board…’

Due to popular request, the Awards are now an annual event. In 2019, we’ll be celebrating our ‘Tech [+] 20’ on at 4pm on 24 October. Nominations are now closed.

Looking to partner with us?

We invite your organisation to consider joining us as a WiTWA [+] sponsor. We set the bar high with our '20 in 20' Awards & Gala Night. We will raise it higher with our one-day conference. Our goal for 2019: every attendee leaves feeling this was the best value day they've had this year, making WiTWA [+] an annual landmark of the Perth events calendar and bringing a wealth of ongoing benefits to our community.

What makes a good sponsor fit?

For further information simply download the WITWA [+] Sponsor Brochure, and reach out to the WiTWA Team for a conversation as to your best fit. You’re in good company. Check who already joined us!

Thank you to our sponsors!

The following organisations who have been some of the first to step up and say YES! We’re thrilled to have you join us.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Special Event Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Community Sponsors