Upcoming events

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Microsoft, Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane
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      Financial Security: What haven't you taken into account

    Are you making the right decisions about your financial future now and in retirement?

    This workshop will cover possible solutions to gender inequality in superannuation and how the development of strategies around these solutions might be effective in reducing the current gender disparity in superannuation outcomes and how a combination of these strategies may be more powerful in ensuring a more equitable superannuation outcome for women.  It will also incorporate strategies for growing, protecting and managing your wealth demystifying the secrets of an investment manager.

    Your presenters:

    Michael E. Drew is a consulting financial economist specializing in investment governance and asset allocation strategy.  Michael is Director of Drew, Walk & Co., and Professor of Finance at Griffith University.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Retirement.  He has been invited to make submissions and testify before numerous committees, including the U.S. Department of Labor and Securities Exchange Commission joint hearing on Target Date Funds.  Concurrently, Michael serves as a specialist member of the QSuper Investment Committee and a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the Petroleum Fund of Timor-Leste.  Michael believes a key feature of superannuation plan design is the assumption that members have long and continuous periods of employment over which contributions are made. This heroic design feature has led to debate on the adequacy of superannuation plans for those with interrupted employment, particularly the adverse impacts this has on the retirement income prospects of women.

    With decades of experience, Peta Tilse is a trusted leader in the Financial Services industry and has a weekly Finance segment on the ABC. She is a Director for wealth management advisory firm Levantine Wealth, as well as founding the financial regulatory technology firm – Cygura. Cygura reduces the regulatory gridlock for investors, and is used by accountants, financial advisors, investors and Early Stage Innovative Companies (ESICs) in Australia and Asia. Peta’s depth of investment knowledge was mostly gained as a top performing fund manager with billions in assets under management. Peta now shares this knowledge with her clients as their personal investment advisor.  Peta is a Senior Fellow of FINSIA, where she serves as a member of the Financial Advice and Services Council and Queensland Regional Council. Peta is committed to her community interests, and is a long serving member of the Griffith University Enactus Advisory Board, where she mentors students. Peta is a member of the Board of The Somerville House Foundation, where she also chairs the Finance and Risk Committee.

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    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane City Location (venue tbc)

    WiT is Proud to support the AIIA Queensland Luncheon - Startups Past, Present and Future

    Join tech leaders Steve Baxter, John Grant and Faith Rees as they dissect the startup environment and explore how the opportunities and challenges for startups have changed.

    With new technologies and lower entry-barriers to business, the capital-intensive software and hardware projects of the nineties have been replaced by the lean startup.  Bricks and mortar have been swapped for the cloud, and small local businesses are quickly gaining global reach through easier access to the resources they need.

    Technology has opened new avenues for unimagined small businesses and more rewarding careers, as our panelists will attest.  Hear the hot issues for startups today, including:
    •     The importance of the startup ecosystem
    •     Bricks and mortar versus the cloud
    •     The need for speed and agility
    •     The role of government, accelerators and venture capitalists
    Moderated by Monica Bradley, an extended panel discussion will provide an opportunity for guests to pose questions to the speakers.

    For WIT Members, please use the discount code WITMember to access AIIA Member ticket prices.

    Click here for more information and to book

    This event is supported by:  


    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

    WiT is proud to support the ASI Women’s Initiative Panel Discussion - Life Skills for a Sustainable Research Career

    NOTE: Attendance is open to all Australasian Society for Immunology conference registrants

    The Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) has a very strong commitment to gender equity and runs a successful Women’s Initiative program. This year,  ASI is delighted to partner with Women in Technology to host a panel discussion focusing on life skills all researchers need to sustain and grow their career. Three outstanding guest speakers will draw on their experience to speak about leadership, authentic self-promotion and resilience.  This will be followed by an interactive session with audience participation. In the spirit of ASI’s commitment to gender equity, both female and male participation is strongly encouraged.

    Panel facilitated by Dr Alison Rice, CoPresident, Women in Technology:

    Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services, joined Queensland Police Service in 1983 and worked in various roles early in her career including Detective work, a Commission of Inquiry, Criminal Investigation Branches, the Joint Organised Crime Task Force and Covert Unit.  She undertook a number of senior roles throughout Queensland and in 2010, was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. In 2012 she undertook the role of Program Executive, G20 Group where she planned and was the Operations Commander for Australia’s largest peacetime security operation. In January 2015 Katarina was appointed as the Interim Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and was permanently appointed to the position in August 2015.

    Jen Ramsey,, has more than 23 years experience in branding, positioning and corporate communication and has advised clients from start-ups through to multinationals.  During her career, she has created and launched brands, trained hundreds of people to be better communicators and coached people including elite athletes, CEOs and politicians.  Jen has consulted to multi-national and national companies including BDO, Ernst and Young, PWC, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Alcan.

    Associate Professor Tanya Smith, Griffith University is an Associate Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University. She previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Dr Smith explores evolution and development of the human dentition. Her research has helped identify origins of a fundamental human adaptation: the costly yet advantageous shift from a “live fast and die young” strategy to “live slow and grow old” strategy helping make us one of the most successful mammals on the planet.

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    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba (see map)
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    WiT is proud to present "Visualising Science"

    "Visualising Science" will showcase intriguing and engaging examples from technology (VR), presentation on how to communicate science, preclinical imaging and STEM learning initiatives.  This event is open to WiT members and affiliates as well as children 12-17 years old to enable you to share this event with your children to promote and encourage a STEM initiative theme. 

    The evening will be opening with networking and technology demonstrations, followed by concurrent presentations from Dr Tamsin Terry for professional development and some seriously fun science demonstrations from Street Science!

    5:30-6:30pm: Food and drinks on arrival with technology demonstrations and networking:

    • Virtual Reality for the School Curriculum - brought to you by Milton State School -  Milton State School’s eLearning team will be demonstrating the use of VR in their curriculum. Come and experience this exciting STEM initiative which allows students to visit countries overseas through this technology.  More Info
    • Virtual Reality experiences with Immerseport - ImmersePort is a Brisbane based software development studio that brings concepts and real world solutions to life through virtual reality, augmented reality 360° film creation.  Immerseport will be showcasing virtual reality environments and games using the Samsung GearVR virtual reality headsets.  Immerse yourself in VR experiences to take you to places you have never been, with full 360 degree visualisation.
    • Scientific images from the Preclinical Imaging Core Facility at TRI - Our venue sponsor will be showcasing some amazing images from their Core Facility
    6:40-7:20pm Presentations that will be concurrent in two rooms
    • “Visualisation to sell Your Science": how to design and deliver effective oral presentations with Dr Tamsin Terry - Hate presenting, love presenting? Either way, oral presentations are an integral part of scientific careers, and a hugely transferable skill for any career. Does your data get the best slide deck and delivery it deserves? Do you know how to sell your science? This workshop will provide practical tips on presentation structure, design, slide content and delivery and an interactive presentation editing session leaving you with a simple action plan to improve your presentation skills immediately and over the longer term.
    • Street Science - Street Science provides educational services to excite and engage Australia's youth, with fully qualified presenters who are experienced and energetic teachers with a passion for Science Education. Street Science will present science in an appropriate manner for each age group of participants, whilst also ensuring engagement and interest. Street Science are perfect to entertain your crowd with our educational and explosive presentations.  Click here for a promo video about Street Science.
    Download details on how to get to the venue
    Parking: The venue is within walking distance from the train or bus station and there is paid parking also available at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

    This event is sponsored by: 

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Dimension Data, The Deck, Level 23, 141 Queen Street, Brisbane
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      Welcome in the Festive Season with us!

    Come along and help WiT celebrate a very successful 2017 and allow us to thank you, our members, sponsors and supporters with a casual, fun networking event.  Every year WiT gets bigger and better and that success is very much thanks to you!

    Our chosen charity for the night will be A Brave Life who support teenage mothers to reduce the social stigma that surrounds teenage pregnancy and provide a greater sense of belonging and acceptance.  A
    ll donations gratefully received

    Nibblies and drinks all included in registration cost.

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Past events

14 Nov 2017 Resilience and the Science of High Performance
25 Oct 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast #4 - Disruption and Innovation: Be the Unicorn. Why there has never been a better time to break the rules and make no apologies
11 Oct 2017 AIIA Showcase the Role of the CDO - How CDOs work their magic in the digital space
13 Sep 2017 2017 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
01 Sep 2017 20th Annual WiT Awards
22 Aug 2017 Life Sciences Professional Development Event - The Imposter Syndrome
10 Aug 2017 Step Up #3 - Emerging Women in Leadership Workshop
14 Jul 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast #3 - Balancing the Masculine to Counter Disruption with Kristyn Haywood
28 Jun 2017 Step Up #1 - Building your Job Ready Tool Kit....continued (only open to previous participants)
21 Jun 2017 Step Up #2 - Closing the Gender Pay Gap - Contract Negotiation & the Confidence to Match
16 Jun 2017 Mentoring Program Session Two - Mentee Workshop
15 Jun 2017 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
31 May 2017 Life Sciences Professional Development Event - Communicate your Impact in the Real World
24 May 2017 2017 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
18 May 2017 Champagne & Coding - Learn to Code Workshop: how to code your very own website, blog or game!
17 May 2017 Queensland Government - The Future of Technology in Government
03 May 2017 Step Up #1 - Building your Job Ready Tool Kit
19 Apr 2017 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
29 Mar 2017 WiT Networking Wine & Shine
07 Mar 2017 WiT is proudly supporting 4th Annual Women in Leadership Queensland Summit
21 Feb 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast with Wendie Lee, General Manager IS Solutions Delivery - Super Retail Group
17 Feb 2017 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
16 Feb 2017 Mentoring Program Session One - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
07 Dec 2016 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with WiT!
10 Nov 2016 Step Up Program Workshop Three - Getting Stuff Done: Time Management with Caroline McGuire
07 Nov 2016 Entrepreneurs & Executives - Panel Event
27 Oct 2016 Work On: Growth - Business Mentoring with Peer Action
25 Oct 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Nanotechnology a Scientist Trajectory with Nasim Amiralian & Chunxia Zhao - AIBN Researcher & WiT Rising Star Award Winner
24 Oct 2016 Invite Only 2016 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
12 Oct 2016 WiT Networking Drinks & Canapes - First Impressions
12 Oct 2016 WiT is proudly supporting the Women World Changers Summit
05 Oct 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Wendy Flavien - CIO of RSL Care
26 Sep 2016 2016 WiT Award Winners - Meet & Greet
07 Sep 2016 2016 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
02 Sep 2016 19th Annual WiT Awards
25 Aug 2016 Step Up Program Workshop Two - Difficult workplace conversations & negotiations with Steven York
23 Aug 2016 2016 Board Readiness Program
12 Aug 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Future Foods: Functional Foods; Flavoursome Foods
02 Aug 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Heidi Uytendaal, 2015 WiT Infotech Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
29 Jul 2016 The Sky is the Limit: Queensland Women and Drones
17 Jun 2016 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
16 Jun 2016 Queensland Government Women in Technology EOFY Networking Drinks
16 Jun 2016 Mentoring Program Session Two - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
12 Jun 2016 WIT is proudly supporting the Women in Tech Conference
29 May 2016 STEMed 2016 - NOW FULLY BOOKED!
26 May 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Human Bionics, Union of Science, Industry & Clinical Need
24 May 2016 2016 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
12 May 2016 Are you at a point in your career where you feel you need a "Step Up"?
29 Apr 2016 ICT Executive Pathways Program
20 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
22 Mar 2016 World Water Day - Scientific Analytical Services Laboratory Tour
04 Mar 2016 WiT group AIM International Women's Day Debate
23 Feb 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Donna-Maree Vinci, Executive General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, BOQ
23 Feb 2016 Gold Coast Breakfast with Linda O'Brien - Pro Vice Chancellor Information Services, Griffith University
19 Feb 2016 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
18 Feb 2016 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
09 Dec 2015 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with WiT!
25 Nov 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 4 with Fiona Craig - You're the Expert, Now Start Acting Like One
23 Nov 2015 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sam Kennedy, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Optus
17 Nov 2015 The 3D Printing Revolution Forum
27 Oct 2015 2015 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
20 Oct 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast with Carolyn Mountford CEO and Director of Research, TRI
14 Oct 2015 Griffith Eskitis Nature Bank and Compounds Australia Tour
29 Sep 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 3 - Career Prospects with Sarah Yip & Kym Volp
28 Aug 2015 18th Annual WiT Awards
16 Aug 2015 National Science Week - Smashing the Glass Ceiling
13 Aug 2015 BE the Entrepreneur you want to be - from startup to stardom
11 Aug 2015 POSTPONED Life Sciences Breakfast Series with UQ DVCR Professor Robyn Ward
11 Aug 2015 WiT Regional Breakfast and Networking - Cairns
17 Jul 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop
16 Jul 2015 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
15 Jul 2015 Queensland Government Women in Technology EOFY Networking Drinks
29 Jun 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Dr Melina Georgousakis
26 Jun 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 2 - Social Media with Bruce Rasmussen from Carpe Diem Consulting and Liz Minchin from 'The Conversation'
16 Jun 2015 2015 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
09 Jun 2015 18th Annual WiT Awards Launch Party
02 Jun 2015 WiT Scientifique Cafe Event - Cook Medical Presentation & Tour
28 May 2015 WiT Government Inspiring Women's Luncheon
27 May 2015 WiT Regional Breakfast and Networking - Townsville
26 May 2015 Invite Only 2015 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
12 May 2015 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sandy Geyer - EnQ
28 Apr 2015 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
28 Apr 2015 WiT Board & Chapters Pre Meeting
22 Apr 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 1 - Perfect Pitch with Jen Burrows
31 Mar 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Lyn Griffiths - Executive Director IHBI QUT
06 Mar 2015 WiT group AIM International Women's Day Debate
04 Mar 2015 2015 Board Readiness Program
20 Feb 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop
19 Feb 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentor Workshop
10 Feb 2015 Hear&Say Tour with Dr Dimity Dornan AO
03 Dec 2014 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Anne-Marie Birkill - OneVentures
27 Nov 2014 Perfect Pitch Workshop with Jen Burrows
27 Nov 2014 Queensland Government Networking Breakfast with Jen Burrows
26 Nov 2014 Christmas Lightbulb Networking with Jen Burrows
05 Nov 2014 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sue Rickerby - Director General DSITIA
29 Oct 2014 2014 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
15 Oct 2014 Invite Only WiT Awards Thank You & Debrief Luncheon
05 Sep 2014 17th Annual WiT Awards
28 Aug 2014 3D Printing for Medical Applications
08 Jul 2014 ICT City Series Breakfast with Jodi Schmidt - CEO TAFE Queensland
09 Apr 2014 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
27 Mar 2014 Mentor for a Moment
11 Mar 2014 WiT Social Media Workshop
09 Mar 2014 Join WiT for the IWD Fun Run - FREE EVENT
26 Feb 2014 WiT Networking at the Edge - FREE EVENT!
20 Jan 2014 WiT Board Meeting
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