WiT provides a safe networking and learning environment for ladies at all stages of their careers - where there is no hard sell and its easy and encouraged to meet new people
WiT 2015 Annual Survey
WiT Celebrates 20 Year Milestone
A Message from our President
April has been a busy month with our AGM and election of our new WiT Board Members. The AGM was a great event...a little disappointing with high numbers of non attendance...but those who did attend enjoyed some great networking and talks from our two inspirational speakers Richi Nayak and Michele Burford.
The financial position for the organisation is looking solid and our Financial Reports can be viewed here together with our Constitution. These are available on the About Us page of our website at any time.
The exciting part of the event of course was announcing our new 2017 WiT Board Members. We were very motivated by the number of nominations we received for the positions and the interest from our membership in supporting our great organisation. Many of the unsuccessful applicants have also committed to assist us by sitting on various committees and volunteering, so a huge thanks to them and our very talented successful candidates can be viewed below.
We have some great events coming up in May with our Step Up #1 Building your Job Ready Tool Kit, Champagne and Coding and our Life Sciences Professional Development Event - Communicate your Impact in the Real World. There was a huge interest in our Champagne & Coding event which is now fully booked but we will run another session later on this year.
Work is continuing on our WiT Awards and bookings for the event are now open. We have recently announced some new categories for our 2017 Awards program, including an ICT and Life Sciences Young Achievers awards for women in university or new to the industry in a graduate position (up to 2 years in) making a significant contribution to their team and organisation. Nominations and applications are NOW OPEN, so if you know someone you'd like to nominate, or would like to nominate yourself, please check out our page for more information
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and especially our WiT Awards in September where we celebrate you, our amazing women in technology!
OUR NEWLY ELECTED WIT BOARD MEMBERS - WELCOME!
Tracy Russell (Business Development) - "There are two things that I am passionate about....seeing more women getting involved in technology careers and in business development."
Penny Holder (Operations & Governance) - "I believe my capability and passion make me highly suitable for the position. I welcome the opportunity to bring a fresh & experienced approach to transformation, implementation and management of good governance practices, processes and operational support."
Lisa Crowley (Life Sciences Committee Chair) - "I am a Research Ops Manager with over 10yrs experience as a biomedical and clinical researcher. In 2011 I took on a biomedical post-doctoral position & during this time realised my passion for translational research and shifted to clinical research. I now concentrate on the operational side of research and currently oversee operations of Mater Research. Through this have honed my project management, organization, communication and collaboration skills."
WiT STORIES - SARAH KIRKLAND 'AWARD YOURSELF'
The second of our WiT Stories comes from Sarah Kirkland, creator of Red Cat Science and Winner of our Outstanding Educator Award 2016.
On receiving advice of her nomination for a WiT Award Sarah had a similar response to a lot of our nominees....."really......me? On applying she found the application process beneficial in taking a step back and looking at herself and what she had achieved and not taking herself for granted.
The result.....Sarah became winner of our first Outstanding Educator Award!....