WiT was founded in 1997 with the support of just 10 women. The association has now grown to over 4900 members and affiliates with sponsorship from organisations such as University of Queensland, Origin Energy, Queensland Government, QUT, Griffith University and others.
In 2002 the association changed its name to Women in Technology; recognising the relationship between IT and emerging technology fields such as science and engineering.
In 2005 WiT launched the Life Sciences (previously Biotech) and ICT Committees, separate streams established to cater to the needs of the organisation's increasingly diverse membership. WiT delivers a range of programs for women of all career levels whether they are starting out or looking to extend themselves at a more senior level.
WiT is an icon in the industry to many women and represents the interests of all women in the fields of Information Technology and Life Sciences technology.
WiT is one of the leading technology industry associations for women in Australia. WiT is also the first technology industry association to bring together members from diverse technology disciplines. The introduction of our Life Sciences Committee in 2005 has highlighted the common ground shared by women in all areas of emerging technology.