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WITWA Tech [+] Conference: Shaping our Tech Future

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Every year WiTWA hosts our Tech [+] Conference – 3 years and still going strong! We watch our audience go through a journey of inspiration, emotion and learning – goosebumps! We share our space with our amazing sponsors, who truly support our mission to expand our reach, broaden our impact and amplify positive change – increasing gender diversity, equity and inclusion in tech [+].

Are you ready for a day filled with inspiring speakers, exciting conversations and collaborative, strategic networking?

We have a variety of ticket options available for our in-person conference to suit everyone’s needs, so check out your options and get in quick so that you don’t miss out!

This year we are bringing to you a talented team of inspiring, motivating, enthusiastic, and exceptional speakers who will take you on a full day journey and leave you in awe and wanting more. Our conference themes for 2021 are all around ‘Shaping our Tech Future’:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Pathways to empowerment through DEI
  • Digital Transformation & Digital Disruption: The digital-first state-shift across people, processes & technology that’s driving success in progressive organisations.
  • Women shaping the future of tech: History, herstory, and our future story.
  • IQ – EQ – Adversity Quotient: Impossible obstacle or thrilling challenge? How you respond can lead to success.

Dr Catherine Ball – Keynote

Associate Professor, Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, and company director working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.

Sonja Bernhardt – Keynote

Sonja Bernhardt OAM founded WiT Queensland in 1997 after a life-threatening bout of Meningococcal Meningitis gave her time to reflect on the male dominated ‘bro-world’ of the technology industry and the fascinating women she knew who were involved in technology, yet did not know each other. She is a household name in the Australian technology industry and is well known for her passion and innovative approach for inspiring, empowering and encouraging more females to pursue careers in technology. 

Dr Katherine Iscoe – Keynote

I am the Director of the Dr Katherine brand and Co-Founder and Director of Corporate Health and Wellness for Advanced Human Imaging Limited – an ASX-listed company with a multi-million-dollar market capitalisation. As a co-founder (and former CEO) of a fast-growing tech company, I have observed how individual mindsets can act as either an accelerator or a handbrake to true potential.

Sharon Wood-Kenney – Keynote

Sharon is a proud Noongar Yamatji woman who has been, and continues to be, a pioneer and inspirational leader around Western Australia. She is a strong advocate for the tough conversations on disruption thinking, challenging non-functioning systems and cross-cultural awareness. Sharon brings people together and with a strong leadership style, working through complex cultural lens with a scope beyond many.

Sharon is a Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI) graduate, and sort after Community Engagement Co-Design Consultant. With strong ties in both the Indigenous and other communities, Sharon is intent on creating opportunities for all disadvantaged children, families, and individuals. Sharon Wood-Kenney was inducted to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020.

We can’t wait to share the rest of our amazing speakers and panellists with you. Watch this space.

*NOTE: The delivery of this event is subject to COVID19 restrictions set by WA State Government.

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