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.

Want 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.

Thank you to the following organisations who have been the first to step up and say YES! We’re thrilled to have them on board.


Gold Sponsors

Coming soon…

Bronze Sponsors


Networking Drinks Sponsors


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 this state. 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, we have decided to make the Awards an annual event. So, this year in 2019, we’ll be celebrating our ‘Tech [+] 20’ on 24 October.

Applications will open on 11 June at a WiTWA TechXChange. Along with our 20 winners, we’ll be awarding:

  • First Among Equals - the top scoring nominee based on judging results

  • People’s Choice - the highest number of votes received via our public voting

  • Outstanding Regional Role Model - the highest scoring nominee in the Regional category, and

  • Outstanding Youth Role Model - the highest scoring nominee 25 years old or younger.